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Shufta (शूफतह)

shufta

Shufta (शूफतह)“Shufta” is a Kashmiri sweet dish. Its a lavish sweet made of dry fruits and infused with sugar and kesar and delicately spiced with soonth, Cinnamon and pepper. It has heating properties due to the generous use of dry fruits and ghee and hence ideal for harsh winters of Kashmir.

Regional Dish : Kashmir

Cusian Style : kashmiri | Cooking  Time  25 mins | Take with  as such | Type Snack/sweet/side dish | Shelf Life : 1 week if refrigerated |Quantity : 10 Servings.

Appx. Nutritional values : calculated for 1 serving ( 1/2 cup )

Calories (225 Kcal), Carbohydrates (30.0 g), Protein (6.0 g), Fat (12.0 g).

 

Ingredients:

  •  1 cup        Cubed Paneer
  • 1/2 cup     Sliced Dry Coconut
  • 1/2 cup     Almonds (blanched)
  • 1/2 cup     Pistachio’s (blanched)
  • 1/2 cup     Cashews
  • 1/2 cup     Apricots
  • 1/2 cup     Dates
  • 1/2cup      Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup     Raisins
  • 1 tsp         Soonth Powder (Dry ginger powder)
  • 1/2 tsp      Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 tsp      Cardamom Powder
  • 1/2 tsp      Cinnamon Powder
  • 2 cups      Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp      Kesar (saffron)
  • 1/2 cup     Ghee

Method:

  1. Soak Dry dates for 1 hour in water, remove pits and cut into small pieces.
  2. Wash apricots, blanch for 30minutes, after cooling remove pits and cut in to small pieces.
  3. Cut all the dry fruits in to small pieces.
  4. Fry cubed paneer in ghee till golden brown in color by tossing so that it gets even color.
  5. Fry the sliced dry coconut in to golden color
  6. Now add sugar, presoaked nuts with some water and keep mixing till it becomes a tick jelly consistency.
  7. Add all the spices and stir again and serve warm

 

Variations: Add An jeer, Add melon seeds,Garnish with dry rose petals

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