This is a very simple yet delicious sweet, which is as rich as it gets, predominantly because of the nuts and dry fruits in it.
Cashewnuts – 1/2 cup
Pistachio – 1/2 cup
Dry dates – 8-10
Walnut kernels – 1/2 cup
Big raisins – 1/2 cup
Almond – 1/2 cup
Sugar – 2 cups
Dry coconut – 1/2 cup
Indian cottage cheese/Paneer – 1/2 cup ( Cut into small pieces )
Clarified butter/Ghee – 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
Dry ginger powder – 1 tsp
Saffron – a good pinch
Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp
Dried rose petals – 2 tbsp
Soak all the nuts and dry fruits except dates in water for 30 minutes.
In a separate bowl, soak dry dates.
Now, deseed the dates and chop them finely.
Heat ghee in a pan. To it, add coconut and fry it till it is slightly brown. Then, take it off from heat.
Now, in the same ghee slightly fry the cottage cheese till brown.
Now, drain the water from dry fruits and put them in the pan with the ghee.
To the pan, also add the fried coconut, sugar, pepper, cinnamon, dry ginger, cardamom, saffron and rose petals.
Cook well till sugar is dissolved.