urad dal pinni

Urad Dal Pinni – Punjabi Pinni Recipe

Urad Dal Pinni – Punjabi Pinni Recipe

Urad dal pinni is another great and super delicious twist to the aunthentic recipes of pinnis. Punjabi pinni can be prepared with numerous styles. We can make these tempting pinnis with flax seeds, maize flour, and wheat flour etc. Today we are making scrumptious urad dal and mawa pinni.

It is unique yet delicious variation to traditional pinni recipe which can be prepared very conveniently. Though this recipe is little time consuming but it’s worth the wait. If you have cravings to eat something sweet then try making this Urad dal pinni recipe at your home.

Directions

Getting ready:

Clean the urad, wash thoroughly and soak in water for 2 hours. Drain out the excess water.

urad dal pinni

Cut the cashews into small chunks. Place it in a bowl. Also, chop almonds in small chunks. Place it in another bowl. Cut few almonds in two halves.

urad dal pinniMaking:

Place the soaked dal in mixture jar. Add little water. Grind it into a fine paste. Transfer it to a bowl.

urad dal pinni

Heat some ghee in the pan. Keep 50 grams of ghee for later use to roast the dry fruits and gum raisins.

urad dal pinni

When the ghee melts, add semolina and ground urad dal. Stir and keep stirring constantly the dal on medium flame until it gets golden brown in color, ghee starts separating from it and you get to smell good aroma. Dal is roasted well, turn off the flame and take out the dal in a plate.

urad dal pinni

Now roast the mawa. For this, preheat a pan and add crumbled mawa into it.

urad dal pinni

Stir constantly and roast the mawa on medium flame until it gets little golden brown in color. Take out the mawa in a separate bowl.

urad dal pinni

Take rest of the ghee in the pan and when the ghee is sufficiently hot, place the gum raisins into it and fry on low flame while stirring constantly. Fry until gum raisins, puffs up and gets little brown in color. Always fry the gum raisins on medium flame or else it will remain raw from inside. Take out the gum raisins in a plate as well. Allow it to cool down for a while.

urad dal pinni

When the gum raisins cools down, crush it finely using a ladle or rolling pin.

urad dal pinni

Now roast the cashew and almonds in rest of the ghee until they get little brown in color. Take out the roasted cashews and almonds in a plate.

urad dal pinni

Next, take sugar and ½ cup water in a pan and cook until sugar dissolves completely. Cook syrup until it gets thick in consistency. When the sugar starts simmering, cook the syrup for 2 to 3 minutes until it gets thick in consistency.

urad dal pinni

To check, take 2 to 3 drops of syrup in a bowl, take it between your thumb and finger and stretch apart. It should form 2 or 1 long thread and is gooey in texture. The syrup is ready. Turn off the flame, sugar syrup is ready.

urad dal pinni

Now allow the syrup to cool down, slightly. Now mix roasted dal into. Followed by roasted cashews, almonds and ground gum raisins.

urad dal pinni

Allow the mixture to cool down a little, so that it can be touched with hands. Using hands mix all the ingredients really well. Now add cardamom powder and mawa in the mixture, followed by rest of the ghee. Mix again and the mixture for making pinni is ready.

urad dal pinni

Make a lump from the mixture and roll into a round ladoo. Place it on a plate and likewise prepare ladoos from rest of the mixture.

urad dal pinni

Now press these ladoos in a rectangular shape. Place two almond chunks over it to garnish. Press it firmly.

urad dal pinni

Place the prepared urad dal pinni on a plate. Similarly prepare the rest of the pinni. You can make these pinni in rectangular, square or round ladoos as desired.

urad dal pinniServing:

Serve this scrumptious urad dal mawa pinni as it is. Allow the pinni to cool down and then store it in an airtight container. Relish eating these tempting pinnis for up to a month.

Suggestions:

  • It is very important to roast all the ingredients correctly and mix the ingredients really well.
  • If you see any dirt in the syrup then add 1 to 2 tbsp milk into it. With this the dirt or impurities can be separated easily from the syrup.
  • For 18 to 20 pinni
  • Time – 90 minutes

Urad Dal Punjabi Pinni Recipe Urad Dal Pinni - Punjabi Pinni Recipe
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Recipe type: Sweets recipe
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Urad dal – ¾ cup (150 grams)
  • Sugar – 1.5 cup (300 grams)
  • Mawa – ¾ cup (150 grams)
  • Ghee – 1 cup (225 grams)
  • Cardamom powder – 2 tsp
  • Gum raisins – 2 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 20 to 25
  • Almonds – 30 to 35
  • Semolina – ¼ cup (40 grams)
Instructions
  1. Clean the urad, wash thoroughly and soak in water for 2 hours. Drain out the excess water.
  2. Cut the cashews into small chunks. Place it in a bowl.
  3. Also, chop almonds in small chunks. Place it in another bowl. Cut few almonds in two halves.
  4. Place the soaked dal in mixture jar. Add little water.
  5. Grind it into a fine paste. Transfer it to a bowl.
  6. Heat some ghee in the pan. Keep 50 grams of ghee for later use to roast the dry fruits and gum raisins.
  7. When the ghee melts, add semolina and ground urad dal.
  8. Stir and keep stirring constantly the dal on medium flame until it gets golden brown in color, ghee starts separating from it and you get to smell good aroma.
  9. Dal is roasted well, turn off the flame and take out the dal in a plate.
  10. Now roast the mawa. For this, preheat a pan and add crumbled mawa into it.
  11. Stir constantly and roast the mawa on medium flame until it gets little golden brown in color.
  12. Take out the mawa in a separate bowl.
  13. Take rest of the ghee in the pan and when the ghee is sufficiently hot, place the gum raisins into it and fry on low flame while stirring constantly. Fry until gum raisins, puffs up and gets little brown in color. Always fry the gum raisins on medium flame or else it will remain raw from inside.
  14. Take out the gum raisins in a plate as well. Allow it to cool down for a while.
  15. When the gum raisins cools down, crush it finely using a ladle or rolling pin.
  16. Now roast the cashew and almonds in rest of the ghee until they get little brown in color.
  17. Take out the roasted cashews and almonds in a plate.
  18. Next, take sugar and ½ cup water in a pan and cook until sugar dissolves completely. Cook syrup until it gets thick in consistency. When the sugar starts simmering, cook the syrup for 2 to 3 minutes until it gets thick in consistency.
  19. To check, take 2 to 3 drops of syrup in a bowl, take it between your thumb and finger and stretch apart. It should form 2 or 1 long thread and is gooey in texture. The syrup is ready. Turn off the flame, sugar syrup is ready.
  20. Now allow the syrup to cool down, slightly. Now mix roasted dal into.
  21. Followed by roasted cashews, almonds and ground gum raisins.
  22. Allow the mixture to cool down a little, so that it can be touched with hands. Using hands mix all the ingredients really well.
  23. Now add cardamom powder and mawa in the mixture, followed by rest of the ghee. Mix again and the mixture for making pinni is ready.
  24. Make a lump from the mixture and roll into a round ladoo.
  25. Place it on a plate and likewise prepare ladoos from rest of the mixture.
  26. Now press these ladoos in a rectangular shape.
  27. Place two almond chunks over it to garnish. Press it firmly.
  28. Place the prepared urad dal pinni on a plate. Similarly prepare the rest of the pinni. You can make these pinni in rectangular, square or round ladoos as desired.
  29. Serve this scrumptious urad dal mawa pinni as it is. Allow the pinni to cool down and then store it in an airtight container. Relish eating these tempting pinnis for up to a month.

 

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