Panjeeri recipe | Immunity Booster recipe | Panjiri Mix & Panjiri Ladoo | 'No Sugar' Natural Nutrition Supplement
How to make Panjeeri recipe | Immunity Booster recipe | Panjiri Mix & Panjiri Ladoo | 'No Sugar' Natural Nutrition Supplement with detailed steps and step & step procedure.
Thinking of boosting your Immune System? Wanna stay active full day long? Then, think of Panjeeri.
Panjeeri or Panjiri is an energetic and nourishing sweet snack prepared in North India. Loaded with the goodness of whole wheat grains, dried nuts, Herbal gums, spices, and ghee, Panjiri stands top as a natural nutrition supplement for the body.
Usually, Panjeeri is prepared for those who are carrying, and who are lactating. So, Panjiri is the anchor medicine for postpartum healing, and an energizer to keep the new mother's body strong.
Having said that, anybody including kids and adults alike can consume this nutritious dish regularly. Panjeeri can be prepared anytime, and stored for a long period of time to enjoy as an Immunity Booster, Energy Booster, and natural Nutrition Supplement. Adding this super power-packed Panjiri to the daily diet would benefit our body's health, for sure.
What's different in my version of Panjeeri?
Whole Wheat Grains:
- The usual way of preparing Panjiri involves wheat flour. We use freshly roasted whole wheat grains to add the perfect taste, and texture to the Panjiri Mix.
- So, the slightly-coarse, freshly-ground, perfectly-roasted, whole wheat grains play the main role in our version of Panjeeri.
- Instead of regular refined sugar, Khand or Jaggery can be used as a sweetener that holds potentially more nutrients, and obviously are unrefined products of sugarcane.
- We use Jaggery powder as a sweetener.
- The right proportion of dried nuts, edible gum, and wheat grains makes the best-tasting, crunchy, and texture-loaded Panjeeri Mix. And here is the post for the best Panjeeri Mix.
As an added advantage, we make Panjeeri Laddu out of Panjeeri Mix. Those who don't get convinced with Panjiri in the powder form can enjoy it in the soft Ladoo form. Instead of using more ghee for shaping the ladoo, we use jaggery syrup that yields soft & delicious ladoo that nobody can possibly say 'no' to it. Panjeeri has loads of goodness added to it, and each of the ingredients has its profitable health benefits.
Ingredients and their Benefits:
Whole Wheat grains:
- Rich in Fibre.
- Maintains Body Metabolism.
- Boosts digestion.
- Controls Obesity.
- Helps maintain blood sugar levels.
- Rich in nutrients.
- Energy booster.
- Maintains a healthy heart.
- Maintains blood sugar level.
- Maintains Kidney health.
- Anti-ageing agent.
Gond (Edible Gum):
- Immunity Builder.
- Alleviate constipation.
- Boosts stamina.
- Warms body during winters.
- Loaded with essential nutrients.
- Boosts energy and stamina.
- Helps maintain a healthy weight.
- It has healthy fats that add good cholesterol to the body.
- It has butyric acid that helps build the Immune system and acts as an anti-cancer agent.
- Packed with essential vitamins.
- Maintains a healthy gut.
- Provides skin health.
- Helps in digestive health.
- Warms the body.
- Maintains blood sugar level.
- Helps in digestion.
- Provides heart and dental health.
- Improves blood circulation in the body.
The health benefits of Panjeeri are not limited to the above-said points. What do you think about the taste of Panjeeri? Many people think that healthy foods are not tasty ones. Nope! They are not right. Panjeeri exceeds in taste in all its forms. The Panjeeri Mix if prepared in the right proportion would be so crunchy, flavourful, and delicious to enjoy. The Ladoos on the other hand is tender and yummy that nobody could hardly resist.
When the ingredients are roasted to perfection, the Panjeeri Mix can stay fresh for more than 2 months at room temperature. But, make sure to store the mix in a clean & dry air-tight container.
My little one's new favourite dish is Panjeeri, and she absolutely loves both Powder and Ladoo form. Oh, Yes! I am a proud mom always succeeding in gifting her with healthy cum tasty recipes. Excluding the ultra-delicious Panjiri Ladoo, a few more tasty recipes are there which I had tried out with this tasty Panjeeri Mix. Stay Tuned, Guys! They will be posted soon.
The mentioned quantity of ingredients makes approximately 4.5 cups of Panjeeri Mix when it is measured in the standard 240 ml cup. What's more? "What to do" and "What not to do" while preparing Panjeeri is the most important thing to discuss about.
Dos and Don'ts:
- Each ingredient should be roasted to perfection to enjoy the tasty Panjiri Mix.
- Whole wheat grains take about 10 minutes to get puffed up and become brown. Constant stirring of the grains is much mandatory to roast all of them evenly. Also, they have to cool down completely before grinding. One more thing is that, grind them into a slightly coarse powder to enjoy the texture in Panjeeri Mix and Ladoo.
- Makhana when roasted should be able to crumble with hands.
- Gond when roasted would double in size showing off a puffy structure. If Gond is not roasted until puffed up, it may stick to the teeth while consuming.
- The coarse mixture adds a good feel, taste, and texture to the Panjeeri Mix and Ladoo.
- Add Jaggery powder keeping the flame on low. The Jaggery would start to caramelize helping in getting the perfect sandy texture to the Panjeeri Mix.
- While making Ladoo, the Jaggery syrup should not cross the 'one-string' consistency. Mix quickly and make Ladoos when the mixture is still warm.
- If the Ladoo mixture doesn't gather and falls apart, you can sprinkle some water or milk and make Ladoos.
So, the healthy, crunchy, and mouth-melting Panjeeri Mix along with the soft, delicious, and flavour-loaded Panjeeri Ladoo is what we gonna see now. Let's move on.
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The very healthy, flavour-loaded and delicious Mix is prepared with whole wheat grains, Makhana, Gond, Dry fruits, Ghee, and spices; which are then cooked in a jaggery syrup to make soft & yummy Laddu.
Panjiri Mix & Panjiri Ladoo
- Whole wheat grains - 2 cups
- Phool Makhana - 2 cups
- Gond/Edible Gum - 1/2 cup
- Almonds - 1/4 cup
- Cashews - 1/4 cup
- Pistachios - 1/4 cup
- Melon seeds - 1/8 cup
- Pumpkin seeds - 1/8 cup
- Dry dates - 8 to 10
- Poppy seeds - 1 tbsp
- Ghee - 1/3 cup
- Dry Ginger powder - 2 tbsp
- Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
- Jaggery powder - 1 cup
For Panjiri Ladoo:
- Jaggery - 1/2 cup
- Water - 1/4 cup
- Panjiri Mix - 2 cups
- Wash and drain off two cups of whole wheat grains.
- Roast them in a tablespoon of ghee until they puffed up and show off brown spots.
- Cool them down completely, and grind them into a slightly coarse powder. Keep aside.
- Now, roast 2 cups of Phool Makhana in a teaspoon of ghee until crunchy.
- Also, roast 1/2 cup of Gond in a teaspoon of Ghee until it puffs up.
- Grind both the roasted Makhana and Gond into a coarse mixture.
- Add the Makhana + Gond mixture to the coarsely ground wheat flour.
- Now coarsely grind almonds, cashews, pistachios, melon seeds, pumpkin seeds, poppy seeds, and dry dates into a very coarse mixture.
- To a pan, add 2 tablespoons of ghee, and add the dry fruits mixture.
- Roast them well, and then add the wheat+makhana+gond mixture.
- Mix very well.
- Add jaggery powder, dry ginger powder, cardamom powder, and the remaining 2 tablespoons of ghee.
- Mix well over the low flame.
- When it resembles a sand-like texture, remove it from heat. Cool it down completely.
- Store the Panjiri Mix in a dry and clean container.
- For making Panjiri Ladoo, take 1/2 cup of jaggery in a pan.
- Add 1/4 cup of water to it, and cook until 'one-string' consistency.
- Add 2 cups of Panjeeri Mix to the syrup.
- Mix quickly, and make Ladoos when the mixture is still warm.
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Step-by-Step Procedure with Pictures
How to Make?
For Panjeeri Mix:
- Take 2 cups of whole wheat grains and wash them thoroughly. Drain off the water completely.
- To a pan, add 1 tablespoon of ghee.
- Now, add the drained wheat grains to the pan.
- Roast the grains very well stirring continuously over medium flame.
- It would take 10 minutes to get roasted fully. the grains have to be puffed up and show off brownish spots. When you put the grains in your mouth, they should be very crunchy to eat.
- Cool the roasted grains completely.
- Grind them into a slightly coarse powder and keep it aside.
- Now, add 1 teaspoon of ghee to a pan.
- Add 2 cups of Phool makhana to it.
- Roast very well until they turn very crunchy. They should crumble when you press with your fingers.
- Transfer them to a mixer jar.
- Now, add 1 teaspoon of ghee to the same pan.
- Add 1/2 cup of Gond to it.
- Roast them very well until they puff up fully.
- Transfer them to the same mixer jar in which the makhana is added.
- Grind both Makhana and Gond into a coarse powder.
- Add the ground powder to the previously ground wheat flour. Keep it aside.
- Things to be taken in a mixer jar: 1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup cashews, 1/4 cup pistachios, 1/8 cup melon seeds, 1/8 cup pumpkin seeds, 1 tbsp poppy seeds, 8 to 10 dry dates.
- Coarsely grind all the dry fruits. they should be very coarse to touch.
- Now, add 2 tablespoons of ghee to a pan.
- Add the dry fruits to the pan.
- Roast them nicely until the aroma comes out.
- Now, add the wheat+makhana+gond mixture to the pan.
- Mix them nicely.
- Now, add the jaggery powder.
- Mix over a low flame.
- Add dry ginger powder, cardamom powder, and the remaining 2 tablespoons of ghee to the pan.
- Mix everything until it reaches a sand-like texture.
- If you hold the mixture in your hands, it should stand still. Perfect!
- The extremely healthy Panjeeri Mix is now ready to get stocked!
For Panjeeri Ladoo:
- Take 1/2 cup of jaggery in a pan. Since the Panjeeri Mix is already slightly sweetened, 1/2 cup would be enough to sweeten the ladoo.
- Add 1/4 cup of water to the jaggery.
- Dissolve the jaggery completely.
- Cook the syrup until it reaches a 'one-string' consistency.
- Add 2 cups of Panjeeri Mix to the syrup.
- Mix very quickly. You can turn off the flame to prevent the syrup from reaching the next consistency.
- Once the mixture is gathered, start making Ladoos when the mixture is still warm. If the mixture is not gathered, you can sprinkle some water or even milk.
- Roast all the ingredients to perfection, and that's the only way to make the crunchy Panjeeri Mix.
- The right amount of ingredients stops you right at the best Panjeeri Mix.
- Ladoos can also be prepared by adding more ghee to the mixture instead of jaggery syrup.
- If using Jaggery syrup, stop at the right consistency, and shape Ladoos when the mixture is still warm.