Shahi Panjiri with just Nuts & dry fruit - A Festival Dessert
Cashews: 1 cup (sliced into halves)
Golden Raisins: 1/2 cup
Pistachio: 1/4 cup
Shredded Coconut: 1 cup
Green Cardamom: 1 tsp (freshly crushed)
Makhana: handful, optional
Pecans, walnuts: 1/4 cup
Melon Seeds : 2-3 tsp
Sugar: 1 cup
Ghee: 1/4 cup (add as required to quantity)
Traditionally all the nuts are fried in the ghee one by one.
Alternatively take roasted nuts or make them at home in the oven or microwave.
To do this in a conventional oven, spread the nuts in a shallow tray and drizzle warm ghee over it.
Now bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees F, till they become crunchy and brownish in color.
Gently pound half of the nuts and mix these with sugar, coconut and cardamom powder.
Mix rest of the nuts (not pounded portion) with this mixture and toss thoroughly.
And yess, we are ready !!!!!