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Mewe ka paag
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Dried fruits/nuts/seeds roasted and brought together with sugar for a sweet crunchy snack.
Course: Sweet Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dried fruits, festival food, Janmashtami, nuts, seeds, snack bar
Author: Rapti B
  • ½ cup Almonds (slivered)
  • 2/3 cup Muskmelon seeds
  • cup Puffed lotus seeds (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Golden raisins
  • 1 cup Dried coconut slivers
  • 4 tablespoons Ghee
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee (melted)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ¾ cup Water
  1. Place a non-stick pan/kadhai on low flame and heat.
  2. Roast the muskmelon seeds in the heated vessel, stirring frequently. Once all the seeds are swollen and you get a nutty aroma, remove and set aside to cool.

  3. In the same vessel, roast almond slivers till slightly brown. Remove and cool.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons ghee to the pan. Once the ghee melts, add the chopped lotus seeds. Roast, stirring constantly, till they get a golden hue, ensuring each piece is covered in ghee. Remove to cool.
  5. Add another tablespoon of ghee, melt and add the dried coconut slivers. Roast till the coconut slivers have browned. Drain and set aside.

  6. Grease a 10 inch baking tray or plate with melted ghee.

  7. In a non-stick pan, pour ¾ cup water, add the sugar and melt on low heat.
  8. Stir frequently, allowing the sugar to melt completely.
  9. Let the sugar syrup boil until it reaches a consistency bit thicker than water.
  10. Remove from heat and add all the ingredients – almonds, muskmelon seeds, puffed lotus seeds, raisins and coconut slivers – in the sugar syrup, mixing vigorously.
  11. Place this syrup and all-things-dried mix on low heat, stirring and mixing till the sugar syrup has dried up.
  12. Spread this mixture on the greased plate. Even it with the back of a ladle and allow to set.
  13. Now comes the tricky part. If you are the prim and proper kind, you might want to cut the mixture into diamonds or squares when it is partially cool. If you are anything but proper – like me – wait till the mixture has cooled completely and break off chunks.
  14. Your dried fruit-&-nut bar is ready to eat. These can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month.