Besan ka Halwa | How to make Besan ka Halwa

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besan ka halwa
Besan ka Halwa

Being a typical Indian from the core of my heart, I love Indian food and specially halwa, be it Wheat halwa, Besan ka Halwa or Gajar, suji ka halwa. This is a delicious recipe of Besan (Chickpea flour) Halwa flavoured with Ghee, Cardamom and Kesar. I havent added any dry fruits as nobody like dryfruits in halwa in my family. They find it a distraction so in none of my halwa recipes ever had almonds or for that matter any nuts. May be I have used them for garnishing for the click of photos only to remove them later. Feel free to add your choice of nuts. Generally, almonds, cashews and raisin go well with halwa. On several occasions I have made halwa like Navratri or celebrating birthday. But besan ka halwa is my first attempt. I had made besan ka sheera for warding off cold and cough but this time I had Pradosh fast that fell on Tuesday. Generally, I make kheer but this time I wanted to please Lord Hanuman along with Shivji and Parvati Mata and I decided to make a sweet with besan. I came across Swasthi’s recipes (https://www.indianhealthyrecipes.com/) and I felt that its not tough. This is also the first time that I made halwa by mixing milk and water along with kesar (saffron strands) and I must say that it was awesome. For the God I cant say whether he liked it or not, but his fellows down here with me, they kept licking their fingers. This is the only thing thats gives a whole lot of satisfaction.

Besan ka halwa is not just a delicious but a healthy meal for everyone including growing kids. Its a rich source of carbohydrates, proteins, good fat (as we make it in desi ghee) and vitamin B. You may add turmeric and black pepper as well and with thin consistency. This is besan ka sheera and it acts as a immunity booster drink and eases up blocked nose and chest (cold and cough). Its meal in itself and reduce fatigue and its a fibre rich food so keeps us full for longer. Those who are diabetic should avoid high sugar food and they may replace sugar with jaggery and have controlled portions of these sweets as per doctor’s advice.

Making Besan ka halwa is really simple. I have used desi ghee for sauting Besan. You need to make sure that the pan/ kadai are heavy bottomed. This is because besan gets quickly heated up and changes color and we dont want that to occur fast. It should happen in a slow process. Also add ghee in such a way that we have smooth consistency of besan and ghee. Saute both on small burner on low flame. Let Besan be cooked slowly and leave the raw taste else you will have raw taste in final halwa. While we saute the besan, we can make Chashni on other burner. For one katori/portion/cup of besan, you may take one portion water and one portion milk. Add one cup sugar (for very sweet) or 3/4 cup sugar (for normal sweet) or 1/2 cup sugar (mild sweet). Add fresh cardamom and kesar. If you wish to add Black pepper and turmeric, add in water and milk mixture. For one cup, 1 tsp turmeric and 3-4 whole black peppers are sufficient. Boil this mixture till sugar dissolves. Keep it aside and once besan changes color and leaves ghee from kadai (which you would know as the house would be aromatic), then you may add slowly the water-milk mixture into besan ghee. Keep mixing so that no lumps are formed. Once the besan absorbs water, it would be whole one smooth lump and thats where you may switch off the burner.

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Besan ka Halwa
Besan ka halwa is made by roasting besan(chickpea flour) in ghee. Once roasted properly, we add Milk-water-sugar mixture flavoured with saffron(kesar) and cardamom.
besan ka halwa
Course Sweets
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 20 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Sweets
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 20 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
besan ka halwa
Instructions
  1. Take a heavy bottomed kadai and add ghee to it. Place gam on small burner on low flame.
    besan ka halwa
  2. Add besan to it. Mix well . As besan is not smooth yet, so we may add more ghee.
    besan ka halwa
  3. Add some more ghee and let ghee melt and mix them well.
    besan ka halwa
  4. Now the besan and ghee have mixed well and the consistency is smooth. It take around 1-2 min in this process.
    besan ka halwa
  5. While we saute besan and ghee, we can make chashni using sugar, water and milk. Make sure that gas is on low flame and keep sauting the besan ghee mixture in between
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  6. Add water around one portion and milk one portion to sugar in pan.
    besan ka halwa
  7. You may add saffron and cardamom in this mixture and keep some for adding later.
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  8. Your besan ghee mixture would be bubbly now. Keep Sauting it.
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  9. It takes around 10-15 min to get the besan of perfect color. When you would be sauting, the color change would be seen. Keep mixing well so that the whole mixture gets roasted. Now you can feel the kitchen aromatic with besan.
    Besan ka halwa
  10. Once roasted properly, it would leave the sides of kadai and ghee would be at top and color would be darker. A small mesh like would appear on top layer of it. Then you may slowly add milk-water chashni. Keep sauting so that no lumps are formed.
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  11. Keep stirring and adding the milk side by side.
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  12. Besan would soon absorb the milk and it would become one smooth lump.
    besan ka halwa
  13. Once you get that texture as shown, you may switch off the flame. Remember to keep flame on low throughout the process.
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  14. The delicious Besan ka Halwa is ready!!
    besan ka halwa
Recipe Notes

You may add milk only or water only. The color and taste would differ but it solely depends on how you like it.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 katori
Servings: 5
Amount per serving  
Calories 300
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.2g 11%
Saturated Fat 4.3g 22%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 44.2g  
Protein 5.7g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 1%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 184mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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