This delicious Punjabi mithai is made with gram flour, whole wheat flour and urad dal sautéed in ghee and cooked in sugar syrup. This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Main Ingredients Split Black Gram, Semolina
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Mithais
Prep Time 1-1.30 hour
Cook time 51-60 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Difficult
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Pinni

  • 1 1/4 cups Split Black Gram
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Semolina
  • 3/4 cup Pure ghee
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Gram flour (besan)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Wheat flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Almonds slivers
  • 3/4 cup Mawa (khoya) grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Green cardamom powder


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

Nutrition Info

Calories 3776
Carbohydrates 445.6
Protein 96.3
Fat 178.6