March 6, 2021 by D.Fathia
Updated March 6, 2021
Anjeer dry fruit
Fruits are the secret to gastronomic happiness. It is not really a necessity but it is a wonderful addition. You can do without it but you will do much better with it. Fruits are sources of several necessary nutrients for the body. Hence they are a must in our diets.
One of my favorite fruits for all seasons and all times are figs. You don’t need to wait long for this fruit to enjoy the taste and the watery texture; they can be found during the whole year. Many types of fig trees yield fruits twice and thrice a year. Therefore, you can enjoy fresh fruits whenever you want.
The types that do not yield year-round can be preserved for later consumption. Drying fruits is a solution for all people and can be applied to different types of fruits.
Fruits dehydration is now a thriving business, but the healthiest way for doing this is sun drying, without chemical additives and any kind of radiation. Whereas fruits such as mangos, bananas, apples, oranges…etc, can only be dried with a dehydrator, figs can be easily sundried. They also last longer than any other type.
This fruit is a cornerstone of the Arab culture; today, nearly all homes make stocks of this fruit for use in different recipes or for eating them as snacks. However, they are also widely known in other countries. India and the surrounding regions have their traditions concerning this fruit. Let’s discover more about the Indian anjeer.
What is anjeer fruit?
People who ask “what is anjeer fruit?” are probably confused about the narrowly used label. Anjeer is not some weird exotic fruit; it is our beloved sweet fig. The term originates both in the Hindi and Urdu languages. Anjeer is the dry fruit of the fig tree.
India, along with Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other close-by regions fosters a thriving business around this fruit. Their production is being marketed globally and sold in Europe and the United States.
Where to buy dried anjeer
The easiest question to be asked is where to buy dried anjeer; the answer is much easier. Amazon is the first destination to check’ this huge online platform sells products from different countries and different brands. The choice is hard to make because you will be confronted with various designs and brands. However, you can always settle for what suits your taste and conviction. Read the products’ descriptions and pay attention to details.
Ebastores corporation, an e-commerce and export company from Tunisia, offers excellent quality figs. Our products are pure Tunisian, handpicked, and sundried. These fruits have soft skins, a smooth texture, and a super sweet taste. They are one of the best to find in any market.
Other platforms and online stores where you can find anjeer are various. Big Basket is one such store. It advertises and sells different sizes, designs, and qualities. Prices differ between 350 to 211 rupees for the 200 grams package.
Indiamart, MyNuts, and the famous Flipkart are other platforms to check when looking for dry figs. Some of these online stores offer free shipping if you are a resident of the same area as its headquarters.
Anjeer Dry fruit uses:
It is needless to ask about anjeer dry fruit uses because you can simply use it the way you like. This fruit is versatile and can make a great addition to any known recipe, especially for sweets. Otherwise, you can always think of something and invent a worthy recipe.
I will be quoting here some tasty and famous Indian recipes that use anjeer as the main ingredient.
Anjeer Barfi recipe:
- Chopped Figs
- Chopped dates
- Chopped nuts: walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios
- A pinch of cinnamon
- One teaspoon cardamom
- One tablespoon of oil
- Roast the nuts and leave them aside.
- Put your chopped figs in a pan, pour some water, about three to four tablespoons, and mix them well until the figs soften.
- Add dates, cardamom, raisins, and cinnamon powder to the same pan and cook the mixture until it becomes sticky.
- Add a tablespoon of oil and the chopped nuts, and then stir until the mix becomes firm.
- Empty the mixture into a greased plate with butter and leave it to cool.
- Cut into slices and enjoy the sweet.
This simple recipe is quite tasty and it can be an excellent alternative to unhealthy sweets and bad fast food snacks. It is something that you can satisfy your kids with and enjoy it yourself too, with a cup of afternoon coffee.
Anjeer Halwa recipe:
- Dried figs
- Blanched and powdered almonds
- Milk powder
- Cardamom powder
In a saucepan, boil water, and then put the figs; stir for three to four minutes until the figs are softened.
Drain the figs and then mix them well with a bit of water.
Heat the ghee, add the powdered almonds and cook for three to four minutes.
Add the figs puree, milk powder, sugar, and a cup of water, and cook for about five minutes.
Add the cardamom powder and stir well.
Serve it hot after garnishing it with almonds.
Anjeer dry fruit is a sweet treat at all times. It is versatile and can be useful for different recipes. They simply upgrade bland dishes and add sweetness to all food. They are irresistible.