Besan Halwa

Gram flour cooked in ghee with sugar, dried fruits and saffron. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Besan Halwa
Main Ingredients Gram FLour, Ghee
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Desserts
Prep Time 0-5 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Besan Halwa

  • 2 cups Gram FLour
  • 1 cup Ghee
  • 2 tablespoon Almond and Pistachio slivers
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • a few saffron strands
  • ¼ teaspoon Green cardamom powder
  • 1 tablespoon Rose water


  1. Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add almond and pistachio slivers and sauté for a minute. Add gram flour and sauté till lightly browned.
  2. To make sugar syrup, heat 2 cups water in another non-stick pan, add sugar, saffron and cardamom powder and stir continuouslytill the sugar melts.
  3. Add sugar syrup to the gram flour mixture and stir continuously for 3-4 minutes or till the mixture reaches halwa consistency. Switch off the heat, add rose water and mix well.
  4. Transfer the halwa into a serving bowl and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 3102
Carbohydrates 224.7
Protein 51.9
Fat 221.7