Besan Ka Pinni - Sweetened Gram flour Balls -Haryana Cuisine

After Gujarat,today we are in Haryana, a Northern state of India,means'the adobe of God'.
Haryana cuisine is called Haryanavi Cuisine and this state also named as 'Land of Rotis' as lots of rotis are prepared.
Haryana is popular for its cattle wealth and thereis no dearth of milk or milk products in cuisine of Haryana.People prepare ghee a home and they use liberal use of ghee in their diet.Bajra is mostly include in their diet and most common dishes are bajra ki roti,bajra ki kichadi,hara dhaniya chole,gajar ka sabzi.Lassi is the most common beverage popular in Haryana.
Now coming to the recipe I made a sweet made with gram flour/besan and the same recipe can be made with wheat flour also.Pinni is mostly made during the winter months to keep the body warm.The recipe I adapted from here.The secret of getting a perfect pinni is to roast the gram flour in a slow flame.Let's move on to the recipe........................

Basic Information

Preparation time ~ 5 minutes
Cooking time ~ 15-20 minutes
Makes ~ 8-9


Gram flour/kadalamaavu/besan1cup
 Powdered Sugar/sakkarai1/2 cup
Ghee/nei5 tbs
Mixed nuts(chopped)2-3 tbs
Cardamom powder/ellakai podi1/8 tsp
Saffron/kungumapoo(optional)few strands


  • Heat a  pan with ghee,add the gram flour and roast it in a medium slow flame till a nice aroma comes out.
  • It may take around 10-12 minutes.Stir it continuously otherwise it may get burnt.
  • Add the powdered sugar,chopped nuts and cardamom powder.
  • Mix it well and make balls of the mixture and decorate it with some nuts.

Store it in an air tight container.


  • Fry the batter in a low flame to get properly roasted if the raw doesn't go it spoils the taste of the pinni.
  • If the mixture is too crumbly then add another tbs of melted ghee to make the balls.
  • The amount of sugar given it just perfect,if you want you can increase little but don't add more than 1 cup.


Besan ka pinni looks prefect, those balls looks seriously very addictive, if i make i cant just stop with one..

loved the shapeperfect !stunning too

such pretty ladoos.. perfectly round

Pnni looks great. The presentation and pictures are lovely.

send me some nalini, i need all the healthy ghee based food to cheer me up..

Looks amazing Nalini. Even I made these. They taste so nice...

Those cuties look so glossy and tempting!!

I dont know about the taste but Nalini, I wish you could send me some of those beauties..they look stunning..perfect rounds wow!

Tasty pinni..Me too enjoyed making this..

You have got the perfect rounds Nalini..very well done!

Nalini I have my mouth open waiting for you to toss some pinni in my mouth.

Those are perfectly made besan laddoos -- lovely clicks.

Those are perfectly shaped pinni! Want to grab one from the plate.

Just tempting! They are captured so beautifullt that I just want to grab some from my monitor.

wow besan pinni kolludhu .. asthala irruku !!! really you have tempted me badly , i wish i cud grab some the screen :) looks fabulous !!

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