As usual, I am starting a new regional recipe colum with a tradition sweet belonging to respective state. Punjab is rich in culture and so is widely known for its food, tradition and style. Pinni is a popular indian sweet from the state of Punjab and is often made during festivals and celebrations. It is prepared from wheat flour , sugar milk and ghee and tastes yummy. Pinni in short can be described as wheat flour Ladoos.


3-4 tbsp Milk

250 gms Sugar ground

1 tsp Cardamom powder

250 gms Wheat flour

250 gms Ghee.


  1. Heat ghee in a pan.
  2. Add wheat flour and cook it on low flame.
  3. Keep stirring constantly till light brown.
  4. Remove from the flame when it smells aromatic.
  5. Transfer it to a large plate and spread.
  6. Cool it above room temperature.
  7. Sprinkle with sugar and cardamom powder.
  8. Mix the contents well. Drizzle with milk.
  9. Mix well and make tight fist shaped pinnies.

Making Time: 1 hour

Serves: 12-14

Shelflife: 3-4 days.

Note: Keep stirring the flour in low flame and use wooden stapula to stir it easily . Keep stirring it till the flour is brown and a good aroma comes out of it.

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