Panjiri is a very healthy, highly nourishing food given to new mothers in Punjab. The ingredients in the dish are thought to help them heal, increase breast milk and speed up the recovery process. Panjiri is also treated as a nutritional supplement, given when people are sick or need to gain strength. It can be eaten just as it is or made into ladoos and stored. It's a fantastic evening snack for kids as it is loaded with nutrients from Ghee and Dry fruits.

Panjiri Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 116 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Panjiri is a sweet made using whole wheat flour and dry fruits. It is mostly made as prashad after pooja and also for new mothers. 



  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp Semolina
  • 1/2 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup Dried ginger powder
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp Gond / Edible Gum
  • 2 tbsp Makhane
  • 5-6 Almonds
  • 5-6 Pistachios
  • 2 tbsp Dried coconut Sliced
  • 5-6 Cashew nuts
  • 1 tbsp Musk melon seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp Flaxseeds
  • 1 tsp Poppy seeds


  1. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan.

  2. Roast gond until puffed.

  3. Take out on a plate.

  4. In the same ghee, roast the makhana until crisp.

  5. Take out on a plate.

  6. Add another tsp of ghee in the pan.

  7. Roast almond, cashew nuts, pistachios, coconut, musk melon seeds and flax seeds.

  8. Take out on a plate.

  9. Roast poppy seeds until browned.

  10. Take out on a plate.

  11. Let the dry fruits cool down.

  12. Grind them to make a coarse powder.

  13. In the remaining ghee, roast whole wheat flour and sooji until golden brown.

  14. Remove the pan from heat and let the mixture cool.

  15. Keep mixing through out the process.

  16. Once the flour mixture is cooled, add powdered sugar, dry ginger powder and ground dry fruits.

  17. Mix well.

  18. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

Roast the ingredients on medium low heat for best result.

You can more ghee and make ladoo from Panjiri.

Nutrition Facts
Panjiri Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 66mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.