Kashmiri Dry Fruit Dessert Shufta [ Hindi recipe ]


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Shufta is a special Kashmiri dessert recipe made using lots of dry fruits with fried Cottage cheese cooked in a Sugar syrup.Come let’s make and enjoy this royal recipe.


  • 1 cup Sugar / Chini
  • 2 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Clarified butter / Desi ghee
  • 1/4 cup Half Cashews / Kaju
  • 1/4 cup Raisin / Kishmish
  • 1/4 cup blanched slit Almonds / Badam
  • 1/4 cup thin sliced dry Coconut / Sukha nariyal
  • 1/4 cup Dry Dates / Chuvare
  • 1/4 cup Cottage cheese cubes / Paneer
  • 1/2 tsp green Cardamom powder / Hari elachi
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon powder / Dalchini
  • 1/4 tsp Dry Ginger powder / Sounth
  • A pinch Cloves powder / Lounge
  • 10-12 Black pepper corn / Kali mirch ke Dane
  • Few strands of Saffron / Kesar


  1. Heat 1 tablespoons ghee and over it drop all the dry fruits- Cashews,Raisin,Almonds,Dates and Coconut.
  2. Sauté over medium-high stirring continuously till light golden.
  3. Then strain out keep aside.
  4. Heat another tablespoon of ghee,now add Paneer cubes.
  5. Fry till the Paneer cubes turn golden.Then strain out.
  6. Next add Water and Sugar in the vessel along with few spices – Cinnamon,Cardamom powder,Dry Ginger powder,Peppercorns,Cloves and Saffron.
  7. When Water comes to boil add all the fried ingredients..Keeping heat low cover and let Shufta cook on low 10-12 minutes.
  8. Dry fruits get little soft and the Sugar syrup gets a Honey consistency .( Sugar syrup gets sticky like Honey and is nether too thick nor too thin )
  9. Enjoy warm as a dessert.

Tips :-

  • Be sure before frying Paneer that ghee is hot,if its not hot Paneer might stick to the base of vessel.
  • If you want to cut the quantity of ghee in your recipe take out the excess ghee after frying.
  • Usually consistency of Shufta sugar syrup is on thicker side.

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