Shufta Recipe

Shufta Recipe
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Shufta is a very delectable and yummy dessert from the Kashmiri cuisine. Learn how to make/prepare Shufta by following this easy recipe.
Shufta Recipe
Preparation Time 30 Minutes
Cooking Time 30 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 5
  • 125 g Paneer, diced into small cubes
  • 250 g Sugar
  • 25 g Almonds, blanched
  • 25 g Munaqqas, slit open and seeds removed
  • 50 g Dry Apricots
  • 50 g Dry Dates
  • 25 g Dry Coconut
  • 50 g Ghee
  • ½ tsp Black Cardamom Powder
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • ½ tsp Ginger Powder
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • Salt, to taste
How to make Shufta:
  • Take a bowl and soak dry dates for an hour.
  • Wash the apricots and split it into smaller pieces.
  • Cut the blanched apricots in smaller pieces.
  • Cut coconut and cut it into small cubes.
  • Now, take a bowl and soak all the dry fruits for 2 to 3 hours before cooking.
  • Take a heavy bottomed pan and fry diced paneer in it till it is golden brown in color.
  • Now, add a cup of water in it and put sugar, soaked dry fruits (along with water in which it was soaked) and mix it well.
  • Let it cook for around 15 minutes or till the dry fruit softens and the syrup gains a jelly like consistency.
  • Add all other spices along with salt and stir again.
  • Serve hot.