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Urad Dal Ki Pinni

Daisy Gahle
260 minutes
Prep Time
70 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Urad Dal Ki Pinni RECIPE

Its a traditional Punjabi Pinni mainly made in winters specially in the festivals like Diwali and Lohri.

Recipe Tags

  • Hard
  • Festive
  • Punjabi
  • Roasting
  • Dessert
  • Vegan

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Urad Dal -1/2 cup
  2. Semolina - 1 tbsp
  3. Wheat flour - 1 tbsp
  4. Khoya - 1/2 cup
  5. Desi Ghee - 1/2 cup + 1/4 cup
  6. Powdered sugar - little less than 1 cup
  7. Milk - 2 tbsp
  8. Almonds - 6-8
  9. Cashews - 6-8
  10. Gum raisins - 2 tbsp
  11. Cardamom Powder - 1 Tbsp
  12. Some almonds and melon seeds for garnishing.


  1. Soak the dal in water for atleast 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Grind the daal and make a smooth paste by adding 2 or 3 tbsp if milk.
  3. Chop the almonds, cashews.
  4. In a pan adding 1tbsp desi ghee roast the almonds and cashews. Take out in a separate dish.
  5. In 1 tbsp desi ghee Add gum raisins and roast until they become double in size. N keep it in separate dish and mash them to small pieces.
  6. Now roast the khoya until light brown. N keep it in separate dish.
  7. Now in a pan add 1/2 cup desi ghee, let it melt.
  8. Add semolina and wheat flour and roast until brown.
  9. Now at this point add urad dal paste and keep stirring continously as the daal in its initial stage will stick to bottom. And to avoid burning stirr it continously until golden brown and the ghee will start leaving the mixture ,its done on a very low flame.
  10. This all will take 40- 45 minutes.
  11. After this is done take it out in a separate dish and let it cool for few minutes. The daal paste should be warm atleast.
  12. Now add powdered sugar ,roasted dry fruits ,cardamom powder ,khoya and mix it well.
  13. Now at last add the remaining desi ghee over it and mix.
  14. Now add milk to bind the pinnis.
  15. Make the pinnis of the medium size or as per own choice. With this mixture 7 or 8 pinnis will be ready.
  16. At last garnish it with almond and melon seeds.
  17. The delicious pinnis are ready to enjoy.

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