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How To Make Perfect Besan ka halwa | Gram flour halwa | prasad

Just another halwa !!!! I am sure you all must be thinking what's the big deal, all halwa are same just few ingredients and halwa ready ....Ha Ha very often I have hard a phrase also HALWA HAI KYA?? Means work is not as simple as halwa ..I always laugh on this phrase because I know when I started cooking, making halwa was not that simple specially BESAN KA HALWA ...sometimes it turns lumpy, sometimes it's  left raw, sometimes over roasted sometimes too dry, and sometimes too liquid ...It took long time to learn perfectly.
My father taught me How To Make Perfect Besan Ka Halwa and I have been following the same recipe till now and it never fails I am sharing the same magical recipe with you all and I am sure this Step By Step Recipe Of Besan Ka Halwa will help all beginners who are struggling like i was ...

Besan halwa is a rich, sweet, traditional Punjabi favourite for celebrations and puja. It's also great for curing sore throats. Gram flour halwa enriched with almonds, raisins, cashewnuts and a generous helping of desi ghee and often used as Prasad in  North India specially Punjab. Halwa can be made by adding milk also instead of water, I use water as I like it that way if you want you can add milk instead of water ...

Besan ka halwa | Gram flour fudge

how to make perfect besan ka halwa


Gram flour (besan) 1 cups
Sugar 1 cup
Ghee 1/2 cup
Water/Milk 2 cups
Raisins wash and pat dry 2 tablespoons
Cashewnuts chopped 10-12 
Almonds slivered 12-15

Method :

Step 1. Heat ½ cup ghee in a kadai or a thick bottomed pan and add 1 cup Gram 

Step 2. Start roasting the besan / gram flour keep on stirring the besan so that it 
            does not stick to the pan and is roasted evenly, till besan changes it's colour 
            and turn light golden. This takes approx 7-8 minutes on a low flame.this step 
             is important because if besan is not roasted well then you will not get 
             perfect texture in the halwa. There will be slight raw taste in the besan 

Step 3. Add 2 tbsp raisins/kishmish, chopped almonds and cardamom powder (4 to    
             5 cardamoms, powdered in a mortar-pestle, husks discarded).

Step 4. When you keep the besan for roasting in the ghee, at the same time heat 2
            cups water and 1 cup sugar in another pan. stir so that the sugar 
            dissolves. Bring the water and sugar solution to a boil.

Step 5.  Once you stir the raisins, cardamom powder and almonds, then pour the 
              boiling sugar solution in the ghee-besan mixture slowly, with continuous 

Step 6. The besan will begin to absorb the water and swell. Keep on stirring the 
             halwa so that it does not stick at the bottom of the pan.

Step 7. The mixture will start thickening. keep on stirring till he besan 
             mixture leave sides .

Step 8. Once all the water is absorbed, you will notice the change in the texture. 
            The ghee also will be visible at the sides. Besan halwa is ready.

 Take it out in a serving bowl and garnish with chopped cashews and pistachios.
You can substitute or increase and reduce the quantity of nuts (mewa) in the halwa according to your preference.


indu chhibber said…
Nice,i shall try it :)
minal sharma said…
Thanks ..Indu chhibber ...waiting for your experience ....plz share your experience too

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