Dec 11, 2012

Besan ki Pinni / Laddoo

Besan ki Pinni / laddooBesan ki Pinni
I was home for a winter wedding recently, and guess the most popular dessert there? Pinni – or more popularly known as the besan ke laddoo. I’ve noticed that the besan laddoo is slightly drier and crumblier than the pinni which is rich with desi ghee and lots of almonds and raisins. Let’s have this simple, so easy to make, delicious dessert treat these winters. And I’ll tell you a secret to have it the best way – warm these in microwave for 20 seconds or just leave in a plate on a warm tawa and wait for them to melt in your mouth!

Makes 20
Time 45 mins
besan ki pinni/laddooIngredients
Almonds                         20-25
Raisins                           20-25
Gram flour (besan)         4 cups
Desi Ghee                      2 cups
Elaichi powder               ½ teaspoon
Powdered sugar              2 cups (adjust according to taste)
  • Heat ghee in a deep, thick bottomed kadhai.
  • Add green cardamom powder.
  • Add gram flour and roast on low heat till a nice aroma is given out - for approximately 10-15 minutes. Keep stirring frequently, till the besan gets golden in colour.
  • Crush almonds and keep aside with raisins.
  • Transfer roasted gram flour to a bowl or a larger kadhai and add crushed almonds, raisins and mix.
  • Allow the mixture to cool slightly before adding powdered sugar.
  • Add sugar and mix well.
  • Roll into even sized laddoos/balls /pinnis by rubbing a little ghee on your palms so mixture doesn’t stick.
  • You can also decorate the pinni with kaju/cashew and pistachios.
  • Cool the pinnis and store in airtight container.


  1. Hi Ashima,

    Lovely recipe, this looks tempting for my taste buds :)





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