Now the season of festivals are on . One after another festival is in the row to make us full of energy and divine spirit. Today is Janmashtami , birthday celebration of our favorite kanha Ji. So made this healthy and delicious treat for him to celebrate this day. But here also my kids choice came first and compelled me to make krishna's treat in his way. As my kid don't like bits and pieces of dryfruits in any way , so I used powdered form of dry fruits to make my panjiri as delicious as it used to be and without hurting my kids feelings too. My lil one was so excited to smell the nutty aroma while I was roasting the flour and dryfruits.
He was so eager to taste it that started saying - mom , may be kanha don't like this , so give me first and I will tell kanha that it's so delicious and he can also have it.
Really his this cute conversation made my day. He seems to me like lil kanha who used to steal makhan despite of yashoda's threat. Finally my kid was convinced that he will offer this prasad to kanha then he can have it .
My kids loved it to the core and took another serving too.
Stepwise recipe is given below, do try and don't forget to remember me.
WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR AROMATIC PANJIRI LOADED WITH DRYFRUITS
Time: 30 mins
2 cup wholewheat flour
3 -4 tbsp ghee
1 cup powdered sugar or boora sugar ( tagaar)
1/2 cup dry desiccated coconut
1/3 cup almonds+ 4-5 walnuts
1 tsp green cardamom powder
First of all grind almonds and walnut to fine powder and keep aside for later use. You can also use sliced dryfruits of your choice. I used powdered as my kids don't like pieces of dryfruits in their sweet treats.
Now heat ghee in a deep heavy bottom wok and add whole wheat flour .Roast it on medium to low flame , stirring constantly till it become nice golden brown and aromatic.
*** Always keep flame medium or low to avoid burning flour and keep stirring constantly.
Add almond walnut powder and desiccated coconut to it and again roast for 1-2 mins. Now transfer it to dry vessel to cool till it become easy to handle.
** After add almond powder, don't roast for long as it will kill all nutrients of almond.
** Must transfer flour in another vessel to avoid further roasting due to hot wok.
When it become warm then add boora sugar and cardamom powder. Mix with hand, smashing all the lumps if any.
Add all other dryfruits if adding and if it feels too dry then add some more ghee to it and mix well.
Your panjiri is ready.
Garnish with basil leaves and Your super delicious healthy panjiri is ready to offer to your lord.
Prepare this sweet treat and please your lord ,kids and family members in a healthy and yummy way.
** If you don't want to add almond walnut powder then simply skip it. Or can also add any dry fruit of your choice.
* Add sugar as per your taste. Can use boora sugar for better texture ,it's easily available at grocery shops. As it adds crunch to your panjiri.
** You can also prepare these for any katha or Pooja prasad or for kids healthy evening snacks.
*** This can be stored for 1-2 months without spoling if stored in dry air tight jar at cool place.
These are so easy to prepare and super delicious to eat. Either prepare for any festival or as an offering to God , in every way it will earn you lots of praise .
Hope you all will love this recipe and definitely give it a try. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here , they meant a lot.