SHUFTA

A delicious dessert of paneer (cottage cheese), dry fruits and coconut.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond
  • 1/2 cup cashew nut
  • 1/2 cup big raisins/ munakka
  • 1/2 cup pistachio
  • 1/2 cup walnut
  • 8-10 dry dates / khajur
  • 1/2 cup dry coconut
  • 1/2 cup paneer, cubed
  • 1/2 cup desi ghee
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp dry ginger powder/ saunth
  • 1 tsp elaichi
  • A pinch of Saffron
  • 2 tsp dried rose petals

 

Method

Soak almonds, cashew nuts, big raisins, pistachios and walnuts in enough water for 30 minutes. Soak dry dates in another bowl. Cut soaked dates into small pieces and remove seeds. Heat ghee in a pan.

Fry the coconut till slightly browned. Remove in a plate. Fry paneer pieces in the same ghee till slightly browned. Drain water from dry fruits and add them to the pan. Add the fried coconut. Add sugar, black pepper powder, cinnamon powder, dry ginger powder, cardamom powder, saffron and rose petals in the pan.

Cook till sugar is dissolved. Serve immediately or if for later use, reheat before serving.

 

 

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