A very royal sweet dish from Kashmir made of dry fruits dipped in sugar syrup. This is usually served hot at times of marriage or any special festive occasion. It is a very good source of nutrients and helps to keeps the body hot during winter days.
Ingredients: (Serving 5)
Cottage Cheese Paneer 125gms (cut in small cubes(
Dry Coconut 50gms (cut insmall pieces)
Almonds (Blanched) 50gms
Sugar 200 gms
Ginger Powder ½ tsp
Cashew nuts 50gms
Dry Dates 50 gms (cut insmall pieces)
Few Green Cardamom
Few Whole Black Pepper
Cinnamon stick 1 inch
Dry Apricot (Optional)
Clarified Butter (Desi Ghee 2 tbsp)
Take a frying pan and heat the Clarified Butter (Desi Ghee)in it.
After its hot enough start frying the Cottage cheese.
Take out the cottage Cheese just before it starts turning golden brown in color.
Now in the remaining butter sauté all the other dry fruits that is: Dry Dates, Coconut, Raisins, Dry Apricot, Cashew nuts, Almonds just for 2 to 3 minutes.
Pour I full glass water into the dry fruit mixture or as much that it gets totally submerged in water.
Let us now add sugar, crushed Cinnamon & Cardamom, Cloves, Black pepper seeds, Ginger powder and the fried cottage cheese pieces.
Boil to cook for 10 minutes.
Serve hot garnished with coconut powder.
The sugar syrup should be of one thread consistency, that is it should not be too thick.
You can experiment by adding any other dry fruits apart from those mentioned.