Panjiri Recipe | How to Make Panjiri Step-by-step

by Rachna

I have some very fond memories of panjiri or panjeeri as it was made by my mum. She made it without fail every Janmashtami. While she fasted, she prepared these gorgeous delicacies that we gorged on. Panjiri recipe includes whole wheat flour, ghee and dry fruits and is incredibly delicious. Not only can you make it as prasad to offer to the deity but it tastes good as a regular sweet. It is healthy too and don’t hesitate to give it to your kids with some warm milk. So, I decided to make panjiri this Raksha Bandhan and everyone at home loved it.

Must make it more often. Here’s how to make panjeeri my way:


Panjiri Recipe

Rachna Parmar
A delicious Indian sweet made with whole wheat flour, ghee and dry fruits. Perfect when you are fasting or otherwise.
5 from 6 votes
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Indian, North Indian | UP style
Servings 16 servings
Calories 137 kcal


  • 1.5 cup whole wheat flour
  • 6 tbsp. ghee
  • 0.75 cup sugar or bura powdered
  • 15 cashews
  • 15 almonds roasted
  • 15 raisins optional
  • 15-20 sugar batashe


  • Heat a kadhai or pan. Put 1.5 cup whole wheat flour in it. Roast on low flame for 12-15 minutes till it turns golden brown and gives off a lovely aroma.
  • Now add 6 tbsp. ghee to this and mix well with the roasted flour. Roast for about 5 more minutes. 
  • Add cashews and roasted almonds to this mix and continue to stir. Add raisins too if using. Cook on low flame for about 5 minutes more till it looks like sand and there is no raw smell.
  • Take it off the heat and let it cool. When almost at room temperature, add powdered sugar in batches and mix well.
  • Vary the quantity of sugar as per your taste. I don’t like my sweets very sweet.
  • Garnish with some sugar batashe and serve. Your lovely panjiri is ready to consume.


Don’t ever roast on a high or medium flame. It will unevenly cook the atta and ruin its taste.
You can store panjiri at room temperature for upto two weeks. It does not spoil at all.
You can use any mix of dry fruits that you like. Make sure nothing is moist.
Vary the quantity of sugar used as per taste.
Bura or khand which are local sugar can also be used.


Nutrition Facts
Panjiri Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Step-by-step Pictures

Take atta or whole wheat flour in a kadhai


Roast on low flame for 12-15 minutes till golden brown.


Add ghee and roast some more.

panjiri recipe

Add dry fruits and mix well.

Add powdered sugar after it has cooled down.

Your tasty panjiri is ready to eat. Enjoy it with your family.


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This is a perfect vrat ki recipe. Make it for Janmashtami or during Navratri. Try our other vrat recipes: sabudana khichdikachche kele ke kebab. khatta meetha kaddu.

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Soumya Prasad -

This looks so delicious! And it is so simple to make. The color of the atta after adding the ghee is pure bliss for a food lover like me. That’s why I love the process of cooking so much. It turns basic ingredients into something else.

Will make this soon.

Parul Thakur -

I love panjiri and I am going to soon make this at home. Mum used to make this but I have never tried. Thanks for the simple recipe. Sure doable and healthy sweet too ?

Gratitude List - September 2018 - happiness and food -

[…] ♥ Some random things that made me happy this month include a hair cut, evening tea, sarson ka saag and makke ki roti, binge watching Jack Ryan and Fauda and a lot of kesari bath. Did I mention I made Panjeeri too that both VT and I couldn’t stop eating? Thank you Rachna for the recipe. […]

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5 stars
All your recipes are incredibly interesting since I just discovered this kitchen for myself and I can say that I definitely like what I can cook according to your recipes.


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