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Panjiri

Panjiri is sugar and coconut squares with dry fruits in it. These desiccated coconut energy bars are delectable and healthy for the mid meal cravings.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Indian

Ingredients

  • ½ cup dessicated coconut
  • cup almonds chopped
  • cup cantaloupe seeds giri
  • 1 cup sugar granulated
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup milk

Instructions

  • Dry roast coconut, almonds and seeds. Keep aside.
  • Grease a baking sheet/ thaali with ghee/ clarified butter.
  • Mix sugar & water in a heavy bottom wok. Allow it to boil on medium flame.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved, add milk. Milk allows the impurities to be removed.
  • A scum will form on surface, quickly remove it by skimming the surface with a spoon. You can strain it as well.Put back on flame and allow to boil a few more minutes.
  • Dip a wooden spoon in the syrup & lift out. Allow to cool for few seconds as it would be very hot, then gently touch the syrup with clean forefinger. Now touch you thumb with forefinger & pull them apart gently. The syrup should form a single thread and should not break upon pulling apart. The threads are reached quickly after this point so keep checking regularly.
  • Remove the syrup from flame and add in the roasted mixture. Quickly mix together.
  • Quickly spread this mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Smooth out the surface by pressing using the back of spoon/ spatula or fingers (be careful if using fingers as it is very hot).
  • Using a knife, cut the spread mixture into any shape/ size you like before it cools. Allow it to cool completely. Last few steps have to be all done quickly for best results.
  • Once cooled, gently remove the cut Panjiri and store.