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Aatey di Pinni




Fields of bright yellow sarso(n)/ mustard flowers, as far as the eye can see.

That's what comes to mind when you cue Punjab and Vaisakhi. Vaisakhi marks the solar new year of the Sikhs, and the new harvest season. It also signifies the day on which the Khalsa was born.

My family and I went to the gurdwara early morning on Thursday. This is called the amrit vela and it is said to be the most peaceful time. Dressed in the traditional way, we attended the morning prayers. We then visited all our relatives and took the blessings of the elders.

Vaisakhi is an important Sikh festival and food contributes largely to the celebrations. And you don't need to celebrate Vaisakhi to taste the delicacies, you can enjoy it any time of the year.

Pinni is one of the traditional delicacies served on this day.



1 cup wheat flour
1 cup ghee
½ tsp cardamom powder
1 cup powdered sugar
½ cup mixed dry fruits

Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan. Add flour and cook till it is evenly browned and aromatic, take off fire. Spread contents of pan into plate, allow to cool.
Add sifted powdered sugar, cardamom and dry fruit. Mix very gently, but thoroughly. Shape into equal sized balls.
Cool completely before serving. Garnish it with dry fruits.


The author is a Pre-Sales Executive.

[Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle]

April 15, 2011

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