Friday, 28 October 2016

SEMOLINA ENERGY BITE ( SUJI KI PINNI)

SEMOLINA ENERGY BITE ( SUJI KI PINNI)

THIS IS MY THIRD RECIPE IN THE MAGAZINE, HERE'S THE LINK ONLINE.

HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL MY READERS THOSE WHO ARE CELEBRATING.


This recipe was featured as one of the best recipe of the week in a blog hop called Sweet Inspiration link party. Check here.

This recipe was selected and featured in the blog hop called Cook blog share, Check here 

  


  On Diwali, like any other festival many sweets and savoury items are made. These items are not only made to consume by the family members but also to distribute to family, friends and far relatives. Foodies like me and those who enjoy cooking, are always interested in making new items for festivals. A lot of people are interested in learning simple and easy recipes, which does not take too much of their time but still tastes good enough for special occasions. This is the reasons I am sharing this new recipe, it is easy and not consuming a lot of time, yet very tasty. I have used this recipe and made these energy bites many times, even made them on a very large scale (200 pieces).


 
Darpan magazine has been a part of Vancouver media Industry for the past 11 years. The magazine which releases once in two months, cater to Indians, Canadians, and Indo-Canadian readers and covers topics ranging from renowned Indian and Indo-Canadian personalities, entertainment, politics, global Indians to lifestyle related topics like health, food, tech, travel, and much more.


My recipes were published on the occasion of Basakhi in the month of April. Baisakhi is a famous festival in Punjab, which falls on April 13th or 14th and marks the beginning of the solar year. People in Punjab India, thank God for the good harvest for that season. Baisakhi has special significance for Sikhs, as on this day in 1699, their tenth Guru Gobind Singh ji organised the order of the khalsa. This is a festival which marks the birth of the Khalsa panth, which is celebrated with lots of activities-the famous one is the Baisakhi procession, which is carried out with much gusto in Punjab, India and abroad. It is a day of celebration so different types of sweets and savoury dishes are made on this day, Pinni is one of them.


This is a unique traditional Punjabi sweet, which is often made on festivals and weddings. In Punjab India, pinnis are considered as energy balls for winter, because of its main two ingredients- khoya and plenty of nuts. Many different types of pinnies are made with brown flour, lentil, chickpeas flour etc. In this recipe, which I am sharing with you, the main ingredients are suji (semolina) and khoya (solidified milk). Any nuts of your choice or any spice to give aroma like cardamom/nutmeg/kesar can be used in this.




RECIPE


Ingredients


  • 500 grams fine semolina (Suji)
  • 300 grams fine sugar (castor sugar)
  • 350 grams Mava (khoya)
  • 200 grams ghee or unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder OR half tea spoon nutmeg powder
  • 50 grams sliced almonds/ or any other nuts
  • Few sliced almonds and pistachios for decoration
  • 30 grams raisins
  • 1/4 cup milk for binding the pinni


METHOD


  • On a medium flame heat the ghee in a wok or fry pan. Add semolina and roast for around 10 to 15 minutes till light brown, leave it to cool.


34 comments:

  1. Happy Diwali dear... congratulations and a great sweet dish perfect for the occasion...

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  2. Hi Sadhna,
    This sound quite tasty and unique. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

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    1. Thanks Marla for your comment and for pinning and tweeting.

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  3. Happy diwali..
    Sweet looks very tempting!!

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  4. I like these bite-size treats. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday!

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  5. I love the unique cylindrical shape of these energy bites. Happy Fiesta Friday. Sorry if you get a ton of messages from me....for some reason it's not accepting any of my profiles....

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    1. Thanks for your comment dear, sorry for the trouble.

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  6. They look so delicious, would love to try this out soon..

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  7. Sadhna I really could use more energy and these look so healthy and delicious! Yummy! I'll be featuring your recipe at this Friday's Sweet Inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Katrine for your comment, I am glad you will feature my recipe next week, I will mention it with your link on top of the post.

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  8. Wow how fun to have so many recipes in the magazine! Congrats to you and thanks for joining the linkup

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  9. These look delicious! Congratulations on being published in a magazine!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

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  10. Congrats on another one of your delicious recipes being published Sadhna. They always make me long for the tastes and smells on beautiful India

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  11. I'm not familiar with a lot of these ingredients, but I love to try new things!

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  12. Congratulations on being featured again! I have to admit that I'm not familiar with Mava, but a new baby on the house I can certainly use some extra energy,

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  13. Congratulations on being published! This is such an interesting recipe. Some of the ingredients are new to me, but I'm sure it's tasty and healthy! :-)

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  14. Sadhna, congratulations for having this recipe published, what an honor and a recognition of your talent and hard work. These energy bites are gorgeous. I love the shape and texture, no wonder they are used for special occasions! Your images are stunning and I want to grab one of these, or two, right off my computer!

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment, comments like this are flowers to me which are making my day nice and fresh

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  15. Congrats and love this energy bites.. Would love to give a try sometime!!

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  16. Sadhna, your Semolina Energy Bites look delicious - I love all the nuts and spices. Congratulations on having the recipe published and thank you so much for sharing it with us at Hearth and Soul. I hope you and your family had a very Happy Diwali.

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    1. Thank you so much April for such a nice comment.

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