Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Pinni is a Punjabi delicacy that is mostly prepared during winters. This laddu is made with wheat flour, desi ghee, dry fruits and jaggery. For this recipe, I used dates as a natural sweetener and replaced wheat flour with jowar flour.


  • 3/4 Cup Sorghum/Jowar Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Walnut Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Roasted Gram Flour (Pottukadalai maavu)
  • 1/4 Cup Mixed Seeds (Melon and Sunflower Seeds)
  • 1.5 Cups Deseeded Dates
  • 1 Cup Desi Ghee
  • 20 Almonds
  • 10 Cashews
  • 1 Tsp Cardamom Powder


  1. On a low heat, dry roast Jowar flour till nice aroma. Transfer it to a wide bowl.
  2. Next dry roast the seeds and remove.
  3. Add 1/4 Cup ghee and roast cashews and almonds.
  4. Crush the seeds, almonds and cashews coarsely and add to the roasted flour.
  5. Grind dates to a paste without using any water.
  6. Add the balance ghee and cook dates paste till it becomes soft and mix with the other ingredients along with ghee and cardamom powder.
  7. Mix everything well with a ladle. When it is warm enough to handle make laddus and once it is completely cooled store in an airtight container.

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1. Actually for this recipe, the measurements are completely based on individual preference. You can include roasted and crushed peanuts, flaxseeds, white sesame seeds, grated and roasted coconut etc.

2. Can increase/decrease dates quantity.

3. Can use other millet flours for this recipe.

4. For walnut flour and roasted gram flour just pulse them using mixie.

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  1. Please never say that sweets made with Jaggery and dates are sugar free. They are not good for people with Diabetes. Doctors have always advised not to take jaggery or dates thinking it is natural, for it can really spike up the sugar level a lot. Same with Bananas and Mangoes. I don’t mean to offend you, but it is a fact.

    1. Hi Rama,
      I have not mentioned anywhere that this recipe is sugar free. I clearly mentioned that I replaced jaggery with natural sugars from dates. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.

  2. Jai Shree Krishna.
    Thanks for the recipe. Looks yummy. Also healthy.
    Will def try.
    Looking forward to many such easy n healthy recipes.

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