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Atte ki Pinni

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Ingredients

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2 cups whole wheat flour or atta
¾ cup ghee or clarified butter
1 cup sugar— powdered
½ cup almonds — sliced
¼ cup raisins
¼ tsp cardamom powder
¼ cup khoya or evaporated milk

Nutritional information

2327
calories
239.75 g
carbohydrates
43.32 g
protein
145.32 g
fat
1196 mg
sodium
369 mg
cholesterol

Atte ki Pinni

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 45 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

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Atte ki pinni is a traditional mouth-watering Punjabi sweet made using whole wheat flour and dry fruits. The delicacy stands as a testimony to the fact that Punjabi food is rich, nutritious, and delicious. It makes an ideal breakfast snack but is also an excellent dessert. Relish it after some spicy sarsoon da saag and you’ll know why it makes a great dessert! The dish is a celebration of the traditional Punjabi culture. Did you know Punjab had a tradition of community tandoors where people would cook rotis together? Punjabi food such as the atte ki pinni reminds you of the good old days!

Health Benefits

Atte ki pinni is made of atta or whole wheat flour which is a rich source of fiber, vitamins, zinc, magnesium, iron, and antioxidants. Wheat also lowers the risk of heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and stroke.

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How to make Atte ki Pinni

  • Heat a tsp of ghee in a thick bottomed pan or skillet on a medium flame and roast the almonds for 2 minutes. Remove almonds from pan and set aside.
  • Add the remaining ghee to the pan and heat. Add the wheat flour to the ghee.
  • Roast the wheat flour, stirring continuously, until golden brown. The rich aroma of the roasting wheat flour will fill the house.
  • Grate the khoya and add to the pan. Keep roasting for another 4 minutes. Add powdered sugar as well as cardamom powder to the mixture.
  • Turn off the heat and remove the pan from flame. Add the almonds and raisins. Mix well.
  • Cool the mixture for a few minutes till you can hold the mixture in hand comfortably.
  • Take a tbsp of mixture in the palm of your hand. Squeeze the mixture tightly and then roll into a ball. Repeat the process and keep shaping more balls until the mixture is finished. The delicious Atte ki pinni are ready!

Trivia

  • Atte ki pinni gets its flavor from the ghee roasted wheat flour. Did you know that the wheat plant is a member of the grass family and was grown by humans almost 17,000 years ago? The early humans ate the wheat kernels raw after rubbing off the husks.
  • The Roman goddess, Ceres, was regarded as the protector of grains. The name ‘cereal’ for grains, comes from the name of the goddess ‘Ceres’.
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