How to make Pinni -

This delicious Punjabi mithai is made with gram flour, whole wheat flour and urad dal sautéed in ghee and cooked in sugar syrup.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Split Black Gram, Semolina

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Mithais

For more recipes related to Pinni checkout Pinni, Imarti, Dal Pinni, Imarti . You can also find more Mithais recipes like Quick Gajar Halwa Coconut Burfi Nariyal Burfi Chocolate Kheer


Pinni Recipe Card


These sweet delicious oval shaped mithais are made by sautéing gram flour, whole wheat flour, semolina and urad dal in plenty of ghee till it is well browned and fragrant. Then mixed with dried fruits and sugar syrup and shaped in to pinnis. A long and slow process- but well worth the effort.

Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Difficult

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Pinni Recipe

  • Split Black Gram 1 1/4 cups

  • Semolina 2 1/2 tablespoons

  • Pure ghee 3/4 cup

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Wheat flour 1/2 tablespoon

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Almonds slivers 3 tablespoons

  • Mawa (khoya) grated 3/4 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Soak urad dal for about one hour minimum. Drain and grind finely, if possible without adding water or with very little water.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a deep pan. Add semolina, gram flour, wheat flour and sauté for five minutes. Add dal paste and continue to sauté on low heat for about half an hour.

Step 3

Meanwhile make a syrup of sugar with half a cup of water till it reaches a one string consistency. Roast almond slivers and keep aside.

Step 4

Add khoya to urad dal mixture and roast for five minutes. Add green cardamom powder and mix. Add sugar syrup and mix and cook for some more time till it becomes a little dry.

Step 5

Add almonds and take it off the heat. Allow it to cool. Divide into equal portions and shape each portion into round or oval pinnis.

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