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Pinni recipe - a tasty wheat flour ladoo. Easy to make punjabi ladoo.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Punjab
Serves: 2 - 3
  • wheat flour - 1 cup
  • khoya - 1 cup (crumbled)
  • sugar - ½ cup
  • ghee - ½ cup
  • raisins - 10
  • cashew nuts - 5
  • pistachios - 5
  • almonds - 5 (blanched)
  • cardamom powder - ¼ teaspoon
  • milk - 1 teaspoon (optional)
  1. Powder sugar and keep it aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan or kadhai or a thick bottomed deep pan. Add flour and stir for 3 - 4 minutes or until it turns light brown and becomes aromatic. Transfer it to another plate and keep aside. (It will be in liquid form but no problem. When you add khoya and sugar it will harden.)
  3. In another kadai, dry roast crumbled khoya until it becomes light brown in color. Stir it constantly so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan. (This will take around 5 - 6 minutes.)
  4. Remove the pan from heat. Add fried flour.
  5. Next add raisins, pistachios and almonds. Mix all the ingredients well and leave it aside for cooling.
  6. Drizzle milk and mix once more. (This step is optional. Add milk only if you find it difficult to make balls. )
  7. When the mixture is warm and manageable, then shape into round balls.
  8. Decorate with chopped nuts. Let the pinnis cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.
Recipe by Vegetarian Indian Recipes at