Pinni made with atta (wheat flour), khoya (thickened milk) and dry fruits

Pinni is a type of Punjabi and North Indian cuisine dish that is eaten mostly in winters. It is served as a dessert and is made from desi ghee,[1] wheat flour, jaggery and almonds. Raisins may also be used.[1] Urad dal pinni is a variety of pinni.[2]

Pinni is also a general term for desserts or sweets prepared in a round shape.[2]


For added flavor, khoya is used in the pinnis.[3] Pinni is a joint sweet dish in North India and the Punjab region, also called pindi.[4] Pinnis do not go bad for a lengthy time and do not require to be chilled. Pinnis are covered with crushed cardamom and preferably served warm with tea or warm dairy.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b Aggarwal, Uma (2009). The Exquisite World of Indian Cuisine. p. 37. ISBN 9788184244748. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b Companionship and Sexuality: Based on Ayurveda and the Hindu Tradition. ISBN 9788190172257. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Mama's Punjabi Recipes — Atte Ki Pinni (Sweet Wheat Flour Balls) - Indo American News". Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Travel Articles and Tips". Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Pinni recipes". Retrieved 15 December 2017.