Panjeeri is a not only a delicious Pakistani treat, but a very nutritious one that is a must have for everyone.
However, it is a particularly very effective as a postpartum healing and lactation food which provides strength and nourishment to new moms. Labor takes a toll on the body and in many cultures it’s often overlooked how much healing and nourishment women really need while nursing.
Panjeeri comprises of Moong daal whole, Semolina, Almonds, Pistachios, Dry date, Melon Seeds, Raisins, Coconut shreds, Arabic gum, Fox nuts and Desi ghee. The combinations of these ingredients grinded and cooked together make a rich and scrumptious delight! It absolutely melts in the mouth and leaves you craving for more!
Quick Facts About Panjeeri
Strengthens the Immune System – Ingredients in panjeeri are rich in antioxidants that help the body absorb vitamins and minerals which strengthen the immune system.
Provides Energy – Ghee in panjeeri is full of heart healthy fats that give energy and strength even after hours its been consumed; it’s a natural energy booster.
Prevents inflammation and is anti-aging- Fox nuts in panjeeri contain a natural flavonoid called kaempferol which helps prevent inflammation and ageing.
Feeling satiated – Arabic gum in panjeeri is rich in dietary fiber which can make people feel full, helping to curb overeating, and possibly helping with weight management and cholesterol levels.
Improves heart health and cholesterol- Healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) and antioxidants present in nuts and coconut flakes support heart health, lower cholesterol levels and may prevent cardiovascular disease.
Rich source of Iron- Semolina is an excellent source of iron. Iron is a mineral that transports oxygen, produces red blood cells and supports growth and development. Without iron we may develop anemia that results in weakness.
Improves digestion- The high fiber content in semolina supports digestion. Fiber in diet helps grow beneficial gut bacteria and promote regular bowel movements.
Food for Nursing moms- During nursing the needs of specific nutrients, such as protein, vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, B12, selenium, and zinc increase. The wholesome mixture of panjeeri really helps provide the body with these nutrients.
How to use:
Panjeeri is best eaten in moderation. A tablespoon here, or a small bowl there. It’s caloric (in the best way), nutrient-dense, and filling, so a little goes a long way. Keep it on your bedside and snack on it whenever the mood strikes, which will be often because it’s so tasty!
Store panjeeri in an airtight container at room temperature and consume within three weeks. Or you may put it in the fridge to preserve freshness and increase shelf life.