We use gram flour in so many ways and mostly make salty recipes out of it. But it is also used to make sweets and other desserts. Here is a wonderful recipe of delicious and mouth watering dessert “Besan Ka Halwa”.
Besan halwa is a rich, sweet, traditional Punjabi favorite for celebrations and puja. It’s also great for curing sore throats. It is quite easy to prepare and requires very little preparation. It is quite rich as it is made it pure ghee.
Besan / Gram Flour: 1 cup
Sugar: 3/4 cup
Ghee: 1/4 cup
Milkmaid: 1.2 cup
Chopped Cashews: 1 tbsp
Chopped Pistachio nut: 1 tbsp
Cardamom Powder: 1/2 tsp
Heat the ghee in a pan. Add and fry the chopped nuts expect pistachio nuts. Set aside when the nuts turn golden brown color.
In the same pan, add the gram flour and fry it on a low flame stirring continuously till the raw smell disappears.
When it is color lightly browned, add the sugar and milkmaid. Mix well and cook for some time.
When the mixture starts leaving the sides & bottom of the pan, add one tablespoon of ghee, Cardamom Powder, roasted nuts in it and mix well.
Switch off the heat and garnish with pistachio nut, serve hot. You can refrigerate it and cut in to diamond shape. Decorate with silver paper on top.