A bride’s panjiri

Semolina Granola

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1 ×

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in
Andaza: A Memoir of Food, Flavour and Freedom in the Pakistani Kitchen

By Sumayya Usmani

Published 2023

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Although this is based on the ladoo (sweets) my mother made for my wedding, rather than using more ghee to make the nut and semolina mixture into sweets, I like to eat it as a granola, without milk. Lotus seeds and Arabic gum crystals can be found online and at some Asian or Middle Eastern supermarkets.


  • 2 tablespoons coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 tablespo


  • Roast the coconut flakes in a dry wok or frying pan over medium heat until light brown, then remove from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the ghee and fry the nuts, stirring frequently, until they are light brown, then set aside on paper towels.
  • Next, fry the Arabic gum crystals until puffy, then set those aside on paper towe