Besan Halwa recipe is a delicious North Indian style dessert made from gram flour, sugar and water enriched with the flavor of desi ghee. Use best quality Besan to prepare this Halwa. Just like all other halwa varieties, this recipe is also easy to prepare. There is no other alternate option for ghee. Ghee makes it more flavorful, though you could try with oil, but it wouldn’t be too tasty.
Before using besan, roast it in ghee to remove the raw flavor. Whenever roasting, switch the flame to low and do it. There are chances of lump formation when adding water to the roasted besan, so use a hand whisk and quickly stir the mixture. With one hand stir the mixture and use another hand to pour water. The whole process takes 30 minutes. Those who want to avoid sugar, can replace it with jaggery. Try adding ¼ cup of rava for the grainy texture. Some of the halwa recipes shared in my blog, Vegan Carrot Halwa, Moong Dal Halwa, Tomato Halwa, Peach Kesari, Beetroot Dates Halwa, Bread Halwa & Pumpkin Halwa. If you try any of my recipes, do share your feedback.
Besan Halwa Recipe
- ¾ cup Besan / Gram flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 cup water
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- 6-8 tsp ghee
- Dry fruits – for garnishing
- Sieve Besan and keep aside. Heat 2 tsp ghee in a pan or Kadai. Switch to low flame and roast Besan for 5-8 mins till raw smell goes. Add water and using a hand whisk keep stirring to avoid lumps formation. Switch to low-medium flame once Besan is completely mixed with water.
- Add sugar and cardamom powder. Stir well and cook for 15-20 mins. Add 1 tsp ghee at a time and stir occasionally. Let it cook till halwa starts leaving the sides of the pan. Garnish with chopped dry fruits and serve hot.