Migi Paag | Paag of coconut and muskmelon seeds
Recipe type: Sweet
Cuisine: Indian
Migi Paag is a sweet which is mostly made on an auspicious day of Janmashtami. It is made up of dry fruits fused with sugar syrup. It is tastier to eat and has a mouth melting texture.
  • Dry coconut - 1.25 cups (100 grams)
  • Muskmelon seeds - less than 1 cup (100 grams)
  • Sugar - 1.75 cups (400 grams)
  • Cardamom powder - ½ tsp
  • Nutmeg powder - ½ tsp
  • Ghee for greasing
  1. - Dry roast a cup of muskmelon seeds while continuously stirring them.
  2. - Place a lid over it if the seeds start popping.
  3. - Switch off the flame after roasting the muskmelon seeds.
  4. - Pour them in a separate bowl and cool them.
  5. - Roast grated 0.25 cup of dry coconut while stirring it for a minute.
  6. - Remove it in a bowl and let it cool down.
  7. - Add 1.75 cups of sugar in a pan along with a ½ cup of water.
  8. - Stir and cook until the sugar dissolves in it.
  9. - Take a tray and grease it with some clarified butter.
  10. - The sugar syrup should be of a long thread consistency, turn the flame to low once it reaches the desired consistency.
  11. - After turning the flame to low, add coconut, muskmelon seeds, a ½ teaspoon of cardamom powder and nutmeg powder to it.
  12. - Stir and roast all the ingredients well for a minute.
  13. - Keep on stirring it for a while to mix the separated sugar syrup along with Paag.
  14. - Remove it from the stove, continuously stir it and cool it.
  15. - After cooling it, pour it on the tray and spread it evenly.
  16. - Keep it aside to set for a while. It will set after 5 minutes.
  17. - After 5 minutes, mark the cutting areas over it.
  18. - Keep it aside to set for half an hour and later on separate its pieces.
  19. - The Paag has set after half an hour, cut to separate its pieces and the Migi Paag is ready to be served.
Recipe by Indian Good Food at http://indiangoodfood.com/5462-migi-paag-paag-of-coconut-and-muskmelon-seeds.html