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Besan halwa recipe
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Besan Halwa Recipe

Besan Halwa is a most popular Punjabi Dessert made with gram flour , clarified butter, sugar , dry fruits -nuts and flavored with cardamom powder.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine India, North Indian, Punjabi
Keyword Gluten Free, Sweets
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 256kcal
Author Muktha H S


  • 1 cup besan / gram flour
  • ½ cup ghee/clarified butter
  • 1.5 cups full cream milk
  • 1 cup sugar or as required
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder freshly pound
  • 5-6 saffron strands optional
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 1 tablespoon almonds slivered
  • 1 tablespoon pistachios slivered
  • 1 tablespoon cashews chopped


  • In a thick bottom pan , heat ghee.
  • When ghee melts completely, add 1 cup of gram flour and mix well.
  • On a low to medium heat , keep roasting gram flour in ghee until you get nutty aromatic smell. This step is very important , if gram flour is not roasted well, then the entire dish will be spoilt.
  • Once after aromatic smell comes, color of gram flour changes to light golden color. Take care not to burn ,it should just turn color from yellow to very light golden .
  • Now add 1.5 cups of boiled full cream milk ( or 1 cup milk with ½ cup water ) .
  • Once after adding liquid , add some crushed saffron strands ( optional) and continuously stir until gram flour thickens up.
  • Continue to mix well, at once stage ghee starts to release from edges.
  • Now add in sugar and mix well. Sugar melts completely and melds well.
  • Add cardamom powder, raisins and nuts . Mix well.
  • Continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes until ghee oozes out from edges and halwa thickens and looks glossy.
  • Turn off and serve warm .


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Calories: 256kcal