Sanjeev Kapoor

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Pinni  Recipe

A traditional Punjabi sweet – ground urad dal sautéed with flours and cooked in sugar syrup.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Preparation Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cooking time : 1-1.30 hour

Servings : 4


Main Ingredients

Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal), Semolina (rawa/suji)





Level Of Cooking


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  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal)
    1 1/4 cups
  • Semolina (rawa/suji)
    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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