How to make Besan Ka Halwa -

Gram flour halwa enriched with almonds, raisins, cashewnuts and a generous helping of desi ghee

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Gram flour (besan) , Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

Besan Ka Halwa

Besan Ka Halwa Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Besan Ka Halwa Recipe

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 cups

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Ghee 1/2 cup

  • Milk 2 cups

  • Raisins wash and pat dry 2 tablespoons

  • Cashewnuts chopped 10-12

  • Almonds slivered 12-15


Step 1

Take a non-stick pan and roast gram flour on low heat, stirring continuously, for ten to twelve minutes.

Step 2

Add sugar and continue to roast, stirring continuously, for ten more minutes.

Step 3

Add ghee and mix well. Continue to cook for five minutes.

Step 4

Add milk, mix well and cook till you get a halwa consistency.

Step 5

Add raisins, cashewnuts and three fourths of the almond slivers.

Step 6

Mix well and serve hot garnished with the remaining almond slivers.

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