How to make Dal Pinni - Make this famous Punjabi sweet with urad dal.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) (उड़द दाल धुली), Khoya/mawa (खोवा / मावा)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Mithais

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Dal Pinni

Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

For more recipes related to Dal Pinni checkout Pinni, Imarti. You can also find more Mithais recipes like Potato Barfi, Raghavdas Laadoo, Fried Modak, Singhare Ki Burfee.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Dal Pinni Recipe

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 1/4 cups

  • Khoya/mawa grated 3/4 cup

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 2 1/2 tablespoons

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Ghee 3/4 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Chocolate powder 2 tablespoons

  • Almonds A few for


Step 1

Soak urad dal overnight, drain and grind without water. Heat ghee in a kadai. Add semolina, wheat flour, gram flour and mix.

Step 2

Add urad dal, mix well and sauté for 15-20 minutes on low heat, stirring continuously, till the mixture becomes brown.

Step 3

Add sugar, khoya and cook. Add green cardamom powder and mix.

Step 4

Turn off the heat, add chocolate powder and mix. Shape the mixture, with the help of two spoons, into a pinni.

Step 5

Make other pinnis in a similar way. Garnish with almonds and serve.