Recipe of Besan ka Halwa

Besan ka halwa is rich in taste and is a favorite of every big and small. This halwa is made on special occasions like Diwali or at the time of immense happiness. It is always put forward during the wedding season as it is simple to make and the dish looks noble.

Besan ka halwa is made of fewer components including chickpea flour or gram flour, ghee, and sugar. Changes in the recipe can be done as per choice because you can surely customize this recipe. Once you try it, you will consider it as one of the easiest recipes you have ever tried.

This halwa is aromatic and thus more inviting. We highly recommend this dessert recipe to beginners because it is the most simple one, out of the whole dessert list.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup ghee
  • 2 cup besan or gram flour
  • 2 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp saffron milk
  • 2 tbsp cashew/ Kaju
  • 1/4 tbsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp crushed pistachio
  • Half cup of water

How to make a flavorful besan ka halwa?

  1. Take a heavy bottom pan and add a cup of ghee to it.
  2. When the ghee is melted, fry the gram flour in this ghee. Fry until it is slightly browned and an aroma starts attracting you.
  3. Continue frying for 10-15 minutes. Stir continuously to avoid burning.
  4. Be attentive while roasting the flour because the final color depends upon how much the flour is fried.
  5. Once this frying is done, add milk and half a cup of water in it. Mix well and saute until all the liquid is absorbed by the besan mixture.
  6. Keep in mind that the milk should be boiled and warm.
  7. Then it will have a custard-like appearance. It is time to add sugar. So, add sugar as well as cardamom powder and saffron milk. Whisk it well. Cook for 6-7 minutes at low flame. Your halwa will give a glossy look by now.
  8. Once done, sprinkle the crushed dry fruits including the cashew and pistachios over the top of this halwa when poured in the serving dish. Serve it hot.
  9. The crushed dry nuts at the top make it look even more pleasant for you and your guests.

FAQs?

Can we store the leftovers of this halwa?

Yes, you can store the leftovers in the fridge and can serve them again hot or cold as you wish.

Is besan harmful during a cold?

Not at all. Besan is helpful to clear up your nasal tract and helps in normal breathing. It reduces weakness and provides energy when you feel low, especially when you have a cough or cold.

Recipe of Besan ka Halwa
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Recipe of Besan ka Halwa

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ghee
  • 2 cup besan or gram flour
  • 2 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp saffron milk
  • 2 tbsp cashew/ Kaju
  • 1/4 tbsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp crushed pistachio
  • Half cup of water

Instructions

  • Take a heavy bottom pan and add a cup of ghee to it.
  • When the ghee is melted, fry the gram flour in this ghee. Fry until it is slightly browned and an aroma starts attracting you.
  • Continue frying for 10-15 minutes. Stir continuously to avoid burning.
  • Be attentive while roasting the flour because the final color depends upon how much the flour is fried.
  • Once this frying is done, add milk and half a cup of water in it. Mix well and saute until all the liquid is absorbed by the besan mixture.
  • Keep in mind that the milk should be boiled and warm.
  • Then it will have a custard-like appearance. It is time to add sugar. So, add sugar as well as cardamom powder and saffron milk. Whisk it well. Cook for 6-7 minutes at low flame. Your halwa will give a glossy look by now.
  • Once done, sprinkle the crushed dry fruits including the cashew and pistachios over the top of this halwa when poured in the serving dish. Serve it hot.
  • The crushed dry nuts at the top make it look even more pleasant for you and your guests.

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