Besan (Gram Flour) Halwa

Besan (Gram Flour) Halwa

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"If you like the flavour of besan (chickpea flour) in sweets, you will love this halwa. I often make this halwa instead of 'Besan Ladoo' or 'Mysore Pak.' My kids gobble it up even before it has a chance to cool down."

Ingredients 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 323 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 323 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 20.5 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.4g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 13 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring the milk and water to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-low heat; stir the cardamom into the mixture. Set aside.
  2. Melt the ghee in a shallow skillet over medium heat; stir the chickpea flour into the melted ghee and cook until fragrant, about 10 minutes. Add the sugar and stir to incorporate. Slowly pour the milk mixture into the skillet while stirring to avoid lumps. Continue cooking and stirring until the halwa pulls away from the sides of the pan, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve hot or spread the mixture into a rimmed plate and allow to cool. Cut into squares and serve.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • Chickpea flour, also known as gram flour or besan, can be found in Indian or Asian markets. Made from ground, dried chickpeas, the flour can be wrapped and stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
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Eva Bett
4/24/2011

Very easy to prepare I added a little more Cardamon than it called for and I topped mine with some crushed Pistachios that I added a very small amount of brown sugar to when I crushed them. It was a big hit will definately make this again Thank you for the recipie

sueb
12/17/2010

This was easy to make, and not as sweet as most American candy! I added a little cinnamon as extra spice. Great tasting! I'll be making this again!

melanie
1/6/2012

instead of cardamom, i used half teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, and it was so good that it tasted like pumpkin pie. infact, on a creative day, i might even use this recipe in a pie crust..it was a hit!