Serving: a medium sized bowl
Cooking Time: 10 mins
- 1 cup coriander powder
- 2 tbsp ghee ( clarified butter)
- 2 tbsp almond thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp dry coconut powder (optional)
- 4 tbsp powdered sugar
First of all before starting with the procedure I would highly recommend to use freshly grounded homemade coriander powder. It is too simple to prepare at home, just take coriander seeds, put it in a grinder jar and grind it till you get little coarse textured powdered. Panjiri doesn’t taste good at all with the too powdery stuff. That is why store bought coriander powder will not do the task here. This is a super simple recipe which hardly takes 10 mins. Lets start with the recipe:
Take a pan or kadhai ( preferably non stick, as there will be less chances of the coriander powder to stick at the bottom and get burned) and put it on low to medium heat. Add 2 tbsp ghee and the coriander powder. Give it a good mix for all the coriander powder to mix with ghee nicely. It will look like the second picture given above. Roast it on low heat for about a minute.
Now add sliced almonds, reserve few for garnishing. Mix it nicely and keep it roasting, Keep stirring it continuously. This will take no time at all to roast. We have added almonds at this stage so that it also gets little roasted along with the coriander powder and have a wonderful roasted nutty flavor. Always keep the gas on low flame. After about 5 -6 minutes you will start having the wonderful aroma of roasted coriander.
At this point add dry coconut powder. I have added 1 tbsp, if you like more of coconut flavor you can add little more. Mix it nicely. Roast it more for about a minute and switch off the gas. But keep on stirring the panjiri so that it cools off a little bit. Now keep the panjiri aside to cool down completely.
When the panjiri has cooled down completely, add powdered sugar in it and mix nicely. Super simple and delicious dhaniya panjiri is ready with minimum efforts. Take it out in a bowl, garnish with left over almonds and serve.
This Dhaniya Panjiri is specially made during the festival of Janmastami, as it was one of the favorite sweet of lord Krishna. For some who doesn’t know about dhaniya panjiri, it can sound little weird to prepare a sweet with coriander powder but trust me, it is super delicious. I wait for this whole year to relish this panjiri on the occasion of Janmastami.
So friends do try this easy panjiri recipe this Janmastami and let me know how you like it. Enjoy !!
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