Updated: Aug 17, 2021
Punjab is famous all over the world for its food and drink. Makke di Roti - Sarson da Saag, Dal Makhni, Naan, Punjabi Kadi, Bangan ka Bharta are many such dishes that are eaten and fed with great fervor not only in India but all over the world. Pinni is a special dessert made in Punjab that is specially made in winter. Although traditional Pinni is made from Urad Dal, the pinnas made from lentils are very strong. They are high in calories and they are also not easy to digest. In the era of 'light catering', Pinni made from flour is nutritious as well as tasty. They are much lighter than pinni made from lentils. Everyone can easily eat and digest it without compromising taste.
2 cups flour
Half cup finely Semolina
300g Melted Pure ghee
4 large spoon powdered sugar
1 cup grated khoya
4 big spoon cold milk
Grind 10-12 small cardamom seeds and make powder.
Take a heavy bottomed pan.
Add 2 teaspoons of ghee to the pan, add chopped dry fruits to the hot ghee and fry it till it becomes light golden. Do not roast dry fruits too much.
Add the remaining ghee. Add flour and semolina to the ghee, stirring constantly on a low flame and let it turn golden and fry for 12-15 minutes until it smells.
After the flour is golden, splash it lightly and then fry the flour.
Repeat the process of sprinkling water 3 to 4 times. This will make the flour mixture coarse.
Remove the roasted flour and semolina mixture from the heat. Spread the tray immediately and allow it to cool.
Fry the khoya in a kadhai till it becomes light golden and remove from the pan and keep aside to cool.
Add cardamom powder, roasted khoya and dry fruits to the roasted flour and semolina and mix well.
Add powdered sugar to the prepared mixture and mix well. If sugar is less then add some more sugar.
Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of milk in the mixture and mix well again.
By mixing this mixture for a few minutes, the flour will absorb the milk.
Sprinkle 2 tablespoons more milk and mix well.
Make a pinni in the shape of a round or muthiya. To make Muthia, press a little mixture into the fist. Garnish with chopped pistachios.