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Mewa Paag| Panch Mewa Paag Recipe

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Mewa Paag Recipe for Janamashtami | How to make Panch Mewa Paag with dry fruits and lotus seeds
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Makhana / Fox nuts
  • 2 tbsp Almonds
  • 2 tbsp Cashew nuts
  • ¼ Cup Melon Seeds
  • ¼-½ Cup Dried Coconut(pieces or grated)
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Powder

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a pan/kadhai.
  • Roast almonds, cashew nuts for 1-2 mins. or till it gives a nice roasted aroma.
  • Take out the almonds and cashews, then in the same pan add melon seeds.
  • Roast for a few minutes. Melon seeds pop so you can cover the pan with a lid.
  • Take out once it gets light brown.
  • Add dried coconut and sauté for 1-2 min. till it starts to give nutty aroma and gets a light brown color. Take out and keep aside once it is done.
  • Now add makhana and roast for 2-3 mins.
  • Once all the nuts ad seeds cool down, coarsely crush the nuts. Use mortar pestle or your food processor.
  • In the same pan now add sugar, add about ⅓ Cup water.
  • Make sugar syrup of 1 string consistency.
  • Now add all the coarsely crushed nuts and mix.
  • Quickly transfer the mixture to the greased plate and press the nuts and sugar mixture tightly.
  • Let it set for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then cut in pieces and store in an air tight container.
  • Stays good for 4-5 days.

Notes

  • To crush nuts- Crush either using mortar pestle or food processor.
    • In food processor, coarsely crush makhana first, then add almonds and cashews and finely coconut and melon seeds.
  • Cook sugar syrup till 1 string consistency only, else it paag will not set properly and will remain crumbled.
  • After adding crushed nuts to sugar syrup, immediately mix everything.
  • Make sure to immediately transfer the nuts and sugar mix. to greased thali/container and press tightly so that paag sets properly.
  • After cutting in pieces do not leave it outside, transfer in air tight container.
  • If adding Chironji, sauté it separately and for few seconds only. 
 
 
Keyword Janamashtami Recipes, Mewa Paag