Traditional Kashmiri dessert especially made during festivals and Marriages. It is a mixture of various dry fruits and spices, like (Black pepper powder, dry ginger powder, cinnamon powder and cardamom powder) coated with sugar syrup. Although Kashmiri Shufta looks very simple, it tastes awesome. Dry fruits are first soaked in water for some time and then mixed with ghee and fried, Coated with various spice powders and sugar. Here is the simple recipe to make Kashmiri Shufta.
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Yield / Serves
Almond / Badam â€“ 1/4 cup
Cashew nut / Kaju â€“ 1/4 cup
Raisins and Walnut / Akhrot â€“ 1/4 cup each
Walnut / Akhrot â€“ 1/4 cup
Dry dates / Khajur â€“ 8-10
Dry coconut slices-8-10
Indian cottage cheese / Paneer â€“ 1/4 cup ( Cut into small pieces )
Clarified butter / Ghee â€“ 1/4 cup
Thick Sugar syrup made with Â½ cup of water and 1cup of sugar
Black pepper powder â€“ 1 tsp
Cinnamon powder â€“ 1 tsp
Dry ginger powder â€“ 1 tsp
Cardamom powder â€“ 1 tsp
Saffron â€“ a good pinch
Dried rose petals â€“ 2 tbsp
Soak almonds, cashew nuts, raisins, pistachios and walnuts in enough water for 30 minutes.
Soak dry dates in another bowl and Cut the soaked dates into small pieces and remove the seeds.
Heat ghee in a pan and Fry the coconut slices till browned and Remove in a plate.
Fry paneer pieces in the same ghee till slightly browned.
Drain the water from the dry fruits and add them in the pan fried coconut.
Add sugar syrup , black pepper powder, cinnamon powder, dry ginger powder, cardamom powder, saffron and rose petals in the pan.
If making it for later use, re heat before serving.
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