Monday, August 24, 2009

BASEN KI PINNI Speciality of Kasur

My native city kasur is famous for it mithai. One of them is basen ki pinni.
Big name is Tahir Sweets Kot Badar Din Khan.

a sweet made from gram flour

2 lbs gram flour
2 lbs sugar
1 lb khoya
8 tbsp ghee
½ cup each of almonds and pistachios, blanched and sliced

Heat ghee and put in gram flour.
Keep on stirring it on a low fire until the flour turns golden. Put in khoya and continue stirring until the khoya turns golden and the mixture turns very smooth.
Stir in sliced nuts, cardamoms and sugar. Mix thoroughly and remove from fire.
Cool it then form into round and flat balls or pinnis. Decorate on top with sliced almonds. Cool thoroughly and store in airtight container.

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