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Panjiri recipe with step by step pics – panjiri is a traditional Punjabi sweet made with whole wheat flour, powdered sugar and ghee.

panjiri recipe

The recipe I am sharing here today is a family recipe and one of the most favorite sweet at home. There are many variations of making panjiri and the one which I am sharing today has Only whole wheat flour in it.

To make panjiri Whole wheat flour is roasted in ghee and then powdered sugar is added to this mix. This dry sweet taste good and is popular in Punjabi homes.

Tips for making panjiri recipe

  • Generally we add khand or khandsari, which is desi raw sugar to it. You can also add jaggery powder or white sugar powder or organic unrefined cane sugar if you do not get desi khand. Or you can grind the regular sugar and then add it.
  • We usually make this whole wheat panjiri for the kids in the family. There is a variation in this recipe too, where you could use 2:1 proportion of whole wheat flour and sooji (rava) respectively.
  • I do add dry fruits in panjiri but adding dry fruits is optional and you can skip it altogether. You could also add your choice of dry fruits.
  • You could also add some desiccated coconut (nariyal ka bura) in the recipe. Roast the coconut separately and then add to the roasted whole wheat flour.

We also add gond (edible gum) in panjiri, but this variation we make in winters since gond is warming and heaty. Panjiri with gond is good as a postpartum food too. Even this whole wheat panjiri can be had as post partum food. But just add some more dry fruits than what is mentioned in the recipe.

Serve this panjiri sweet anytime just as it is or with some warm milk. It stays good for many weeks at room temperature. The recipe can be doubled or tripled but the cooking time will increase.

How to make panjiri

1. powder ½ cup sugar in a dry grinder and keep aside. I have used organic unrefined cane sugar. You can also use khand or khandsari which is a desi raw sugar.

sugar for panjiri recipe

2. Take 1 cup whole wheat flour in a kadai or a thick bottomed broad pan.

atta for panjiri recipe

3. Keep the pan on a low flame or sim and begin to roast the whole wheat flour.

atta for panjiri recipe

4. You have to stir often while roasting the flour so that there is even roasting and browning.

atta for panjiri recipe

5. Roast till the color changes and you get nutty aroma from the whole wheat flour. About 9 to 12 minutes on a low flame.

roasting flour for panjiri recipe

6. Then add 4 tbsp ghee in the flour.

ghee for panjiri recipe

7. Mix very well.

making panjiri recipe

8. Add cashews. If adding almonds then you can roast them separately in a pan and then add.

cashews for panjiri recipe

9. Keep on stirring and roasting the panjiri mixture for 5 to 6 minutes more. Do check the taste of the whole wheat flour and it should feel cooked. There should not even be a slight rawness in the flour.

making panjiri recipe

Making panjiri

10. switch off the flame. Keep the pan down and add powdered sugar in parts.

sugar for panjiri recipe

11. Mix very well.

making panjiri recipe

12. Add the remaining amount of powdered sugar.

making panjiri recipe

13. Mix the sugar very well.

making panjiri recipe

14.  then add raisins.

making panjiri recipe

15.  and mix again and allow the panjiri to cool.

making panjiri recipe

16. Then store in an airtight jar and Serve panjiri plain or with some warm milk.

Punjabi panjiri recipe
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panjiri recipe

Panjiri

4.85 from 26 votes
Panjiri is a traditional Punjabi sweet made with whole wheat flour, powdered sugar and ghee.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Cuisine North Indian, Punjabi
Course: Sweets

Servings 3
Units

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour or 120 grams whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup raw sugar or unrefined cane sugar or 80 grams sugar or ½ cup + 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 15 to 18 cashews or almonds or a mix of both
  • 15 to 18 raisins
  • 4 tablespoon desi ghee (clarified butter)

Instructions

  • Powder 1/2 cup sugar in a dry grinder and keep aside.
  • Take 1 cup whole wheat flour/atta in a kadai or a thick bottomed broad pan.
  • Keep the pan on a low flame or sim and begin to roast the whole wheat flour.
  • You have to stir often while roasting the flour so that there is even roasting.
  • Roast till the color changes and you get nutty aroma from the whole wheat flour. About 9 to 12 minutes on a low flame.
  • Then add 4 tbsp ghee in the flour.
  • Mix very well.
  • Add cashews. If adding almonds, then roast them separately in a pan and then add.
  • Keep on stirring and roasting the panjiri mixture for 5 to 6 minutes more. Do check the taste of the whole wheat flour and it should feel cooked. There should be no rawness in the taste.
  • Switch off the flame. Keep the pan down and add the powdered sugar.
  • Mix very well. Then add raisins and mix again.
  • Allow the panjiri to cool. Then store in an air tight box and serve panjiri.

Notes

  • The recipe can be doubled or tripled, but the roasting time will increase.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Calories: 474kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 6gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 3mgPotassium: 233mgFiber: 4gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 535IUCalcium: 18mgIron: 2.2mg

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47 Comments

  1. Hii
    I have made panjari it came out v. Delicious but I wanted to bind it into ladoo while it was still warm but I don’t know why ladoo’s are not holding together.

    1. thanks. in panjiri less ghee is added as compared to laddu. so i would suggest to warm ghee and add in the panjiri mixture. mix and then you will be able to shape in ladoo.

  2. Hello Dassana!
    I made atta ka halwa with you recipe and it was great! I am not a good cook, but following your step my halwa was turned so good.
    Thank you!

  3. Hi Dassana,
    Thank you for your fantastic recipes. I have tried many dishes from your website and the whole family enjoy them. I made the panjiri yesterday but I think the ghee I added was not enough, as the panjiri is quite dry. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Please help
    Thank you5 stars

    1. welcome ria. panjiri is dry. you can still melt some ghee and add to the panjiri and just mix it well.

  4. In tried this recipe and it came out brilliantly! So simple and hearty. I always come to your website whenever I’m looking for a recipe. I just don’t bother with the others because your website layout is simple, step by step with pictures so I know I’m going in the right direction when trying out something. Thanks so much for your efforts and for what you do .. keep it up!5 stars

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      thanks again.

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