Dhaniya and Makhana Panjiri – Janamashtami Prashad

Hello friends. I hope you had a lovely time on janamashtami and little Krishna’s birth lit up your place with joy and celebrations.  I know I am quiet late at posting this one but I had not got a chance to click this lovely sweet dish so far. This is an aromatic panjiri which my mom-in-law prepares for the occasion. It can be eaten on fasting days and we have it as a sweet dish post meals on non-fasting days. This is commonly prepared in Punjabi and UP households on the eve of Janamashtami. It is a very easy to make dry preparation and storable for a long time. Here is how to make it:

Serves: 8

Cooking Time: 35 Mins

Ingredients:

1 and 1/2 cups Coriander seeds
1/4 cups Lotus seeds (Makhana)
4 +1 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)
2 and 1/2 cups heaped Castor Sugar (Boora)

Method:

  • Dry roast coriander seeds on low heat for about 15-20 minutes till it changes color.
  • Grind to a powder, though not too fine but such that the husk is crushed.
  • Roast lotus seeds in 1 tbsp ghee until they are pinkish.
  • Heat ghee in a wok. Add coriander powder. Roast on low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring on regular intervals. When the strong aroma of coriander emanates consider it done and take it off the heat. Mix the lotus seeds powder and whole ones. Set aside and let it cool completely.
  • Mix the sugar powder. Store in a container. Enjoy on fasting and no fasting days 🙂

Note: This dish can be prepared without Lotus seeds. Then keep the quantity of sugar equivalent to Coriander powder. Also you can add roasted almonds and other dry fruits to the dhania powder.

 

Dhania and Makhana Panjiri

 

Sending this to events Foods for Fasting hosted by Sizzling Tastebuds and Anyone can cook hosted at Taste of Pearl City under category Beginners.

Dhaniya and Makhana Panjiri – Janamashtami Prashad

Cuisine: Indian
Author: CinnamonNChillies
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Serves: 8
This is an aromatic panjiri which my mom-in-law prepares for the occasion. It can be eaten on fasting days and we have it as a sweet dish post meals on non-fasting days. This is commonly prepared in Punjabi and UP households on the eve of Janamashtami. It is a very easy to make dry preparation and storable for a long time.
Ingredients
  • 1 and 1/2 cups Coriander seeds
  • 1/4 cups Lotus seeds (Makhana)
  • 4 +1 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)
  • 2 and 1/2 cups heaped Castor Sugar (Boora)
Instructions
  1. Dry roast coriander seeds on low heat for about 15-20 minutes till it changes color.
  2. Grind to a powder, though not too fine but such that the husk is crushed.
  3. Roast lotus seeds in 1 tbsp ghee until they are pinkish.
  4. Heat ghee in a wok. Add coriander powder. Roast on low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring on regular intervals. When the strong aroma of coriander emanates consider it done and take it off the heat. Mix the lotus seeds powder and whole ones. Set aside and let it cool completely.
  5. Mix the sugar powder. Store in a container. Enjoy on fasting and no fasting days 🙂
  6. Note: This dish can be prepared without Lotus seeds. Then keep the quantity of sugar equivalent to Coriander powder. Also you can add roasted almonds and other dry fruits to the dhania powder.

 

 

 

Advertisements
Comments
13 Responses to “Dhaniya and Makhana Panjiri – Janamashtami Prashad”
  1. aarthi says:

    first time here…and i am glad i found your blog…will be following you…i am in love with your food photography…

  2. aipi says:

    Hey there, Reminds me of the days back at home. Mom always made this at janmashtmi with singhara atta halwa. Looks really good. Regarding your comment on my site I do not see the feed on my dashboard. In fact I haven’t in the last several days. Hopefully it will resolve soon. Your new domain site looks really cool. Also like your profile picture.
    USMasala

  3. Radhika says:

    Dear Shardha,
    This new transformation is going to take some time I guess. I am unable to contact you via email too. The message I get is “Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain” and the the feed is also not getting updated. The last one I have in my reading list of your blog feed is “C&C is in the oven”. After that none. Do check it out.

    • White Light says:

      Thanks a lot dear. Yes the email ID was getting reconfigured. Now its up. Also there was a feed issue due to which my new posts were not visible. If it is not too much trouble can you please do a recheck and let me know if you can see my latest post. Sorry for all the trouble I am causing 😐

  4. Woww.. looks so divine and delicious.. thanks for sharing dear 🙂
    Indian Cuisine

  5. Wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing dear and have a great week ahead!

  6. Hi Sharada, Hope you had a wonderful gokuastami celebration ) I am sure Krishna was mighty pleased with your offerings – Love the pics and super like the presentation!
    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi in advance – What’s cooking? cheers, priya

  7. Sadhana says:

    This looks so delicious and divine. Lovely one.

  8. Prathima Shivraj says:

    Vow, looks so divine, thanx for sharing such a nice prasad, book marking this.

  9. Raks says:

    Wonderful presentation and nice photography! Loved your space very much 🙂

  10. CinnamonNChillies says:

    Thanks for all ur lovely comments. Tweaked the recipe a bit for enhancing the taste. If the lotus seeds are hard, then the powdered lotus seeds can spoil the taste. Hence striking out that step. 

Trackbacks
Check out what others are saying...
  1. […] so I don’t complain too 🙂 And folks searching for Navratri special fasting food (also see Navratri Panjiri recipe), this can be had during Navratra too. So hope you make it and enjoy […]



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: