Aate ki Pinni
Deliciously yummy Aate ki pinni is a traditional Punjabi sweet made with whole wheat flour, semolina, and dry nuts. This is undoubtedly the most popular must-have winter delicacy!!
Cold, frigid weather calls for some homemade hearty comfort food. And winter comfort food is all about wholesome, feel-good favorites like Aate ki pinni. In the Northern part of India, aate ki pinni is considered as THE quintessential winter food.
Many of my childhood memories are connected to the aroma of my mom’s cooking and there is nothing more delicious than the smell of homemade pinnis. During winters, my mom would make a huge batch of atte ki pinnis for us. We as kids enjoyed pinni’s as our morning breakfast and for a quick evening snack.
The tradition still continuous. This quintessential winter delicacy is my family’s favorite and everyone loves them!!
You will love everything about this melt-in-your-mouth pinnis. They are
- easy to make
- made with readily available ingredients
- and is loaded with healthy nuts that will keep you warm throughout the winter.
As an added bonus this recipe can be customized to your liking. You can
- substitute whole wheat flour and semolina for gluten-free flour
- substitute sugar with jaggery
- add other nuts like – chopped cashews, pumpkin seeds, edible gum, and pine-nuts.
Now onto the recipe!
These delicious homemade aate ki pinni requires no special equipment. Just a few basic ingredients and 30 minutes of your time.
Begin the recipe by cooking wheat flour in ghee on a low flame. The secret to perfect pinnis is to stir continuously, maintain a medium-low flame. Cook until flour color changes to light brown. Keep stirring continuously to prevent burning of the flour.
I prefer to add semolina to pinni as it adds an extra crunch, but it’s optional. If you don’t have a liking for semolina, feel free to leave that out. Coconut adds a nutty flavor to the recipe.
After dry nuts and sugar are added, the mixture will come together like a ball of dough. Take the mixture of the flame and allow it to cool until comfortable to touch.
While you are here, also check these delicacies –
- Urad dal pinni
- Besan ladoo,
- Coconut ladoo,
- Sabudana ladoo,
- Til ke ladoo
- Boondi Ladoo
- Motichoor Ladoo
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