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Besan Ka Halwa (Chikpea Flour Pudding)

Besan (Gram flour or Chikpea flour) ka Halwa is a commonly prepared sweet dish in most Indian families during different pujas or festivals. There may be little variation in recipe or ingredients in different households. Here is my version of the Besan ka Halwa using milk though I sometimes prepare it without milk. WaterMark_2018-03-29-16-53-14.jpg

 

Read on further for my recipe.

Ingredients:

  1. Besan – 80 grams
  2. Ghee – 2 tbsp
  3. Milk – 150 ml
  4. Sugar – 3 tbsp (can be adjusted to taste)
  5. Chopped cashews – 2 tbsp (any combination of dry fruits can be added)
  6. Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp
  7. Ghee – 1 tsp (for using at the end)

Method of Preparation:

  1. Heat a non stick pan and pour 2 tbsp ghee in it.
  2. Then add the besan to it and mix nicely on low flame. Keep stirring continuously in order to avoid the besan getting burnt.
  3. For the quantity of besan I have used here, it takes almost 10-12 minutes for it to get roasted nicely. A nice aroma comes once besan is roasted nicely. WaterMark_2018-03-29-16-49-52.jpg
  4. Then add milk slowly to the roasted besan mixture and mix nicely so that no lumps are formed. It will take another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Once the mixture comes together and starts leaving the pan, add sugar and mix well. Then add the dry fruits and cardamom powder. Mix well till sugar dissolves and the mixture comes together.
  6. Switch off flame. Pour one tsp ghee and add cashews to the halwa and mix.WaterMark_2018-03-29-16-52-46.jpg
  7. Our besan ka halwa is ready to be served.

Recipe Card:

Besan Ka Halwa (Chikpea Flour Pudding)

Besan (Gram flour or Chikpea flour) ka Halwa is a commonly prepared sweet dish in most Indian families during differentย pujasย or festivals. There may be little variation in recipe or ingredients in different households. Here is my version of the Besan ka Halwa using milk though I sometimes prepare it without milk.

  • 80 grams Besan
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 150 ml Milk
  • 3 tbsp Sugar ((can be adjusted to taste))
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Cashews ((any combination of dry fruits can be added))
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1 tsp Ghee ((for using at the end))
  1. Heat a non stick pan and pour 2 tbsp ghee in it.
  2. Then add the besan to it and mix nicely on low flame. Keep stirring continuously in order to avoid the besan getting burnt.
  3. For the quantity of besan I have used here, it takes almost 10-12 minutes for it to get roasted nicely. A nice aroma comes once besan is roasted nicely.
  4. Then add milk slowly to the roasted besan mixture and mix nicely so that no lumps are formed. It will take another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Once the mixture comes together and starts leaving the pan, add sugar and mix well. Then add the dry fruits and cardamom powder. Mix well till sugar dissolves and the mixture comes together.
  6. Switch off flame. Pour one tsp ghee to the halwa and mix.
  7. Our besan ka halwa is ready to be served.

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13 replies

  1. Looks yummy ! Love to try this !!

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  2. Beautifully illustrated. Brilliant share.

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  3. This is one of my favorite desserts! Thanks for sharing the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

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