Soft and utterly d-licious Urad Dal Ki Pinnie Recipe is a must have winter delicacy. A decadent Punjabi sweet prepared with split black grams and basic ingredients that are likely available in your pantry.
Doesn’t this pinni remind you of something? Exactly… the rich and flavorful pinnis you find at every sweets shop during winter months. On this festive occasion of Lohri, sharing with you my all time favorite pinni – Urad dal ki Pinnie recipe. They are grainy in texture and yet so soft and chewy in every bite.
Now, onto the recipe!
Urad dal ki pinni is a traditional punjabi sweet prepared with roasted urad dal, mawa and garnished with silvered almonds and sunflower seeds. Learn how to make mawa at home – 6 ways to make mawa at home.
All the hard work goes in roasting the dal (lentil) – it requires some real muscle power. But believe me, the end result is rewarding. In fact, this nutty dessert gets its signature flavor from roasting urad dal.
FEW TIPS –
- ✔Soaked dal should be not be grainy rather it should be grounded into a smooth paste.
- ✔As stated above the secret to this recipe lies in roasting the dal – though it seems like a lengthy process but the end result is rewarding. So do not rush through this process. Roast the dal on a medium low flame until it is brown in color.
- ✔Sooji (semolina) and wheat flour gives dal ki pinnie a hearty texture.
- ✔Ghee is added in moderation but if you like your pinnies to be of the same texture like in the sweet shops than instead of 2/3 cup ghee add 3/4 cup of ghee.
- ✔Sugar syrup should be of right consistency.
- ✔Keep stirring while adding the sugar syrup to avoid lump formation.
- ✔ Shape the pinnis and enjoy.
Come celebrate the warmth of Lohri festival with these homemade sweets – til patti, atte ki pinni, peanut chikki and til ke ladoo. If you happen to make these pinnis then share your yum pictures with me @Facebook or drop me a line below!
Enjoy friends, sing and dance to the tunes of Sundar Mundariye hoye.. and celebrate the festive occasion.
HAPPY LOHRI, HAPPY MAKAR SAKRANTHI, AND HAPPY PONGAL !!
This recipe was first published on Jan 11, 2015 – published again with better pictures.
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