Panjeri is a highly nourishing traditional sweet snack given to pregnant and nursing women in India to help them heal and regain their strength. It is usually made with nuts, seeds and grains such as wheat flour or semolina and sweetened with jaggery or cane sugar. But I had to modify this to suit my daughter’s taste and tried to make it as healthy as possible by using only natural ingredients and no grains. So by adding dried fruits like figs, apricots, dates and cranberries which have natural sugars I was able to cut down on the sugar considerably.
Sun Flower seeds
Packed Brown Sugar
In This Recipe
Preheat oven to 350F.
Fry the gum arabic in 1 tbs butter till it puffs up. When it cools down grind it to a fine powder.
Melt butter and combine with honey, brown sugar and vanilla essence.
Add the wet mixture to the dry fruit and nut mixture. Combine everything well.