Pinni is a traditional Punjabi sweet. It is usually prepared during winter in Punjabi households. It can be stored for almost a month in air tight container.
Approx. 24 Pinnis
- Whole wheat flour – 3 cups
- Powdered Sugar -2 cups
- Khoya (Mawa) – 1 cup grated [optional]
- Almonds – 1/2 cup coarsely chopped
- Cashews – 1/2 cup coarsely chopped
- Clarified butter(Ghee) – 2 cups
- Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
- Milk – 3 tsp
1. In a heavy bottomed pan, heat ghee.
2. Add wheat flour and cook it on low flame.
3. Keep stirring continuously, till it becomes light brown.
4. Now add grated mawa or khoya to it. Mix well.
5. When flour is evenly browned and aromatic, add the sugar and stir for a minute.
6. Remove the pan from the heat.
7. Add the almonds, cashews and cardamom powder.
8. Transfer it to a large plate and allow cooling a bit.
9. Mix the contents well. Drizzle the milk and mix well.
10. With the above mixture, start making ping pong size balls.
11. Decorate with chopped nuts.
12. Let the pinnis cool completely, before storing them in the airtight containers.
Enjoy pinnis all winter long after your meal or as an afternoon snack.
Ingredients: [For Approx.30 laddoos]
Fine Rava/Sooji – 2 cups
Butter/ Ghee – 1/2 cup
Shredded Dry Coconut – 1.5 cups
Sugar – 1.5 cups
Evaporated Milk – 1 can
Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp
Saffron – 1 pinch
Golden raisins – ¼ cup
Cashew/Almond– ½ cup
- In a pan, heat 2 tbsp butter/ghee. Lightly roast raisins, almonds and cashews. Drain on kitchen towel. Coarsely chop nuts and keep aside.
- In the same pan, add the remaining butter/ghee on medium heat. Add rava/sooji and fry until you get the nice roasted rava aroma.
- Add shredded coconut and sugar and mix well on low heat for a minute.
- Now add raisins, nuts, cardamom powder and Saffron. Mix well.
- Add evaporated milk and turn off the stove. Keep mixing for few minutes until the evaporated milk is well incorporated.
- Pour the mixture in a bowl or thali. Let it cool till its managable. Do not cool completely.
- Take small amount of the mixture in your palm and make lemon size balls.
Festivities are in the air. Besan Ladoo is one of the most popular sweet in India. It needs few ingredients and is very simple to make. Enjoy these homemade ladoos this Diwali.
For Besan Ladoo (20 pieces approx.)
Ladu besan (gram flour) flour – 2.5 cups
Ghee – 1.5 cup
Powdered sugar – 1.5 cup
Cardamom powder – 2 tsp
Almonds – ½ cup
Cashews – ½ cup
- Crush almonds and cashews in the food processor and keep aside.
- In a heavy bottom pan heat ghee. Now add besan and mix well.
- Keep stirring the mixture for approx. 20 minutes till the mixture turns golden and gives roasted aroma.
- Pour the mixture in a thali. Now add cardamom powder, almonds, cashews and powdered sugar. Mix evenly.
- Let it cool a bit and then start making lemon size balls (Ladoos) of the above mixture.
- Garnish with halved cashews and enjoy.