Shufta (Dry fruits in sugar syrup)

Shufta (Dry fruits in sugar syrup)

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Servings: 10
Calories: 230


  • 9 oz Cottage cheese paneer, 1/2 inch cubes
  • Ghee for frying
  • 2 oz Almonds badaam, blanched 100 g (3 1/2 oz) Currants (sultanas)
  • 1/4 cup Coconut nariyal, slivered
  • 1 3/4 oz Dried dates khajoor, deseeded, slivered
  • 1 tsp Black peppercorns sabut kali mirch
  • 8 floz Water
  • 11 oz Sugar
  • 6 Green cardamom choti elaichi, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp Saffron kesar
  • 1 3/4 oz Rock candy mishri
  • 1 tbsp Lemon nimbu juice


  • Heat the ghee (for frying) and fry the cottage cheese lightly. Remove and put aside.
  • Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pot; lightly saute the almonds, currants, coconut, dates, and black peppercorns for 1 minute.
  • Add water, sugar, and green cardamom. Stir till the water comes to the boil. Lower heat and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Soak the saffron in 2 tsp of hot water and crush it with the back of a spoon. Mix into the pot and stir well.
  • Add the candied sugar and lemon juice; stir again. When the syrup becomes thick (not dry), remove from heat. Serve warm.
Calories: 230 kcal
Carbohydrates: 42 g
Protein: 5 g
Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Sodium: 99 mg
Potassium: 128 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 38 g
Vitamin A: 50 IU
Vitamin C: 1 mg
Calcium: 52 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Dishes Desserts
Cuisine Indian
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