Makhana Panjiri

Traditionally panjiri is associated with coriander seed powder / dhana powder. However Makhana Panjiri is popular in Uttar Pradesh, especially during Janmastami. It combines makhana powder with nuts, and sugar/jaggery.


  • 1 cup Makhana / Lotus Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Almonds
  • 1/4 cup Cashew Nuts
  • 2 teaspoons Edible Gum/Goond
  • 3 tablespoons Desi Ghee
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Fennel Seeds
  • 3/4 cup Jaggery / Sugar, as per taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dry Ginger Powder / soonth powder


  1. Separately roast makhana, almonds and cashew nut in little ghee till crisp.
  2. Heat a tablespoon ghee and roast edible gum till it puffs.
  3. Grind makhana, almonds, cashew nut and gum coarsely. Keep aside.
  4. Heat jaggery in little ghee till jaggery melts.
  5. Add fennel seeds, dry ginger powder and makhana powder. Mix well.
  6. Store Makhana panjiri in air tight container.

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