Urad Dal Ki Pinnie Recipe

Urad Dal Ki Pinnie Recipe

Doesn’t this pinnie remind you of something? Exactly… the rich and flavorful pinnies you find at every sweets shop during winter months – URAD DAL KI PINNIE RECIPE . Traditional punjabi sweets prepared with roasted urad dal, mawa and garnished with silvered almonds and sunflower seeds. This nutty dessert gets its signature flavor from roasting urad dal.

Adding sooji and wheat flour gives dal ki pinnie a grainy texture. Ghee is added in moderation but if you like your pinnies to be of the same texture like in the sweet shops then instead of 2/3 cup ghee add 3/4 cup of ghee. The secret to this recipe lies in roasting the dal – though it seems like a lengthy process but the end result is rewarding. Preparation time for this recipe includes the time dal is soaked. Dal should be not be grainy rather it should be grounded into a smooth paste. 

Just like Moong dal halwa; Urad dal ki pinnie is also enjoyed during winter months.

HAPPY LOHRI, HAPPY MAKAR SAKRANTHI, AND HAPPY PONGAL !!

URAD DAL KI PINNIE RECIPE

Urad Dal Ki Pinnie Recipe
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Yummy Punjabi sweet that can be prepared on any occasion. This pinnie gets its signature favor from roasting the grinded dal.
Servings Prep Time
25 PIECES 3 HOURS
Cook Time
50 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
25 PIECES 3 HOURS
Cook Time
50 MINUTES
Urad Dal Ki Pinnie Recipe
Votes: 10
Rating: 4.2
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Yummy Punjabi sweet that can be prepared on any occasion. This pinnie gets its signature favor from roasting the grinded dal.
Servings Prep Time
25 PIECES 3 HOURS
Cook Time
50 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
25 PIECES 3 HOURS
Cook Time
50 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup Urad ki dhuli dal (White urad dal)
  • 2 tablespoon Sooji (Semolina)
  • 1 tablespoon Wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup Mawa
  • 2/3 cup Ghee (divided 1/3 cup + 1/3 cup)
  • 2 tablespoon Milk (to grind the dal)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Milk (to knead the roasted dal mixture)
  • 2 tablespoon Silvered Almonds
  • 2 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (to decorate)
  • 1 tablespoon Sunflower seeds (to decorate)
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METHOD
  1. Assemble all the ingredients. Clean and wash Urad dal. Soak it for 2-3 hours.
  2. Drain and clean dal under water. Grind it to a smooth paste by adding 2 tablespoon of milk. Heat 1/3 cup of ghee in a pan, add sooji, wheat flour and saute till it becomes light brown in color.
  3. Add mawa and keep stirring continuously till mawa turns light brown in color.
  4. Stir in grinded dal paste to this pan and keep stirring. The mixture will become thick and look like a dough.
  5. On a medium low flame keep stirring this mixture for 30 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1/3 cup of ghee and keep sauteing the dal mixture til it becomes brown in color. Aroma of roasted dal will fill up your home.
  6. Stir in cardamom powder, sugar and mix it well.
  7. Add silvered almonds, milk and knead the dough. Like more ghee then skip milk and add 3 tablespoon ghee to knead the dough. Adjust sugar at this point before shaping the pinnies.
  8. Take some mixture and shape them into small circles.
  9. Garnish pinnies with silvered almonds, sunflower seeds and cardamom seeds and serve.
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8 Responses

  1. Swati K says:

    Looks so delicious.. 🙂
    Thanks for the recipe and will definitely try it 🙂
    What’s the shelf life ?

    • RK says:

      Thanks for stopping by Swati. These Pinnies can stay fresh for a week at room temperature. After that pack them in air tight container and store in refrigerator.

  2. Priyanka says:

    My favorite recipe and came out so good. Didn’t get the color like yours as I got tired in sauteing it. But taste super delicious. Thanks Ruchi, you are awesome. Just wanted to tell you keep up the good job and yummy recipes coming! Waiting for more. Will try these out again and with full energy.

    • RK says:

      Thanks for sharing your experience with me. It’s always great to hear people’s experiences. I’m really happy to hear that you enjoyed my recipe. 🙂

  3. Zara says:

    Very easy to make and a Great recipe,tasty! Thanks for the recipe! I omitted the nuts due to allergies, and added 1 TBSP ground cardamom for flavor.

  4. Lekha says:

    Made it for Baisakhi and was so good can’t resist eating they are so aadictive. Thanks Ruchi

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