Sunday, March 17, 2013

Panjeeri پنجیری

Panjeeri is a very nutritional supplement for women  who have delivered a child. It is made in every house of  Punjab when a new baby born to a woman , to give her a nutritional supplement of natural nuts and herbs. It is popular for centuries.
However it is also prepared in winter, without herbs, for everyone, children or old aged ,men or women to keep warm their bodies in cold. It is usually taken at breakfast. I have written herbs under separate heading used for women during nursing.

This recipe I have learnt from my mother, who learnt from her mother. My mother aged 73 living in Karachi , and her Aunt aged 95 living in Faisalabad Punjab, are Alhamdolillah alive. 

  • Desi ghee (butter fat) 2 kg
  • Suji (semolina) 2 kg
  • Sugar 1/2 - 3/4 kg
Nuts (for everyone):
  • Almond coarsely chopped  100-200 g
  • Pistachio coarsely chopped 100 g
  • Coconut chopped 50 g
  • Raisin  50-100 g
  • Chaar Magaz  50 g
  • Poppy seeds  25 g 
  • Cardamom small, cracked 20
  • Black pepper whole   30-50
  • Fennel whole 1 tablespoon
  • Ajwain 2 teaspoon
  • Sonth powder (dry ginger powder)  1 tablespoon
Nuts and Digestives

    Herbal Medicines ( For Child Birth Giving Mothers):

    • Pakhra (Gokhru), grinded and sifted,  25 g
    • Pathani Lodh, grinded and sifted,  25 g
    • Phool Makhana, crushed, 50 g
    • Chaar Gund, grinded and sifted,  25 g
    • Kamarkas, grinded and sifted,   25 g
    • Amaltas  grinded, 25 g
    • In half ghee roast suji till golden in colour on low to medium flame.
    • Then add remaining ghee and herbal medicines (if using), mix well.
    • Then add remaining ingredients , mix and remove immediately from heat.
    • Mix well and cool.
    • Nutritious Pajeeri is ready.
    • Place in an airtight jar.
    • Only 50 g/ half cup, reheated panjeeri is used with warm milk in breakfast.


    Pakhra (Gokhru)
    Pathani Lodh
    Phool Makhana
    Chaar Goond

    Atta (Wheat Flour) can be used instead of Suji. When using atta, only 1kg atta  is required for 2 kg desi ghee. Other ingredients quantity will remian same.