Besan Halwa | How to make Besan Halwa

By Swapna Sunil  |  10th May 2016  |  
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About Besan Halwa Recipe

Besan halwa is one of the easy make ahead desserts made with minimal ingredients lying in the kitchen. It is my mommy dear's recipe that I always cherish to make. During my childhood this was the one sweet I loved to eat.

Besan Halwa is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Besan Halwa is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Besan Halwa by Swapna Sunil will help you to prepare the perfect Besan Halwa in your kitchen at home. Besan Halwa needs 10 minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Besan Halwa. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Besan Halwa. In case you have any questions on how to make the Besan Halwa you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Swapna Sunil. Besan Halwa will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Besan Halwa

Ingredients to make Besan Halwa

  • 1 cup besan
  • 1/2 cup Oil and ghee mixed together
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp chopped and fried nuts of choice

How to make Besan Halwa

  1. Firstly heat up the milk and keep aside. Now in a non stick pan / kadai add the ghee and oil mix. Once it is warm, add the besan and start frying on medium flame.
  2. Check the consistency if its thick and hard to roast, add in a couple of tablespoons of oil or ghee to it. Just keep in mind that the mix has to be loose or else it will be difficult to roast.
  3. Keep stirring, roasting / frying until you get the subtle aroma of Besan. Roast perfectly for a perfect halwa.
  4. After a while, you will notice the mixture turning slightly little frothy on the top. This is the clear indication that it is roasted to perfection.
  5. Now simmer the flame to low and add the hot milk slowly. Keep stirring, it will splutter a bit so be careful. (If the milk has cooled a bit reheat it. Milk should be hot not warm).
  6. Mix it thoroughly, once mixed, add in the sugar, nuts and cardamom powder. Stir well and cook on medium flame until sugar is melted and well incorporated.
  7. Now leave it for a couple of minutes and later turn off the heat. The delicious and mouth melting Besan ka Halwa is all ready to serve. Make and enjoy.

My Tip:

Roast the besan on low to medium heat. Add enough oil and ghee mixture, this helps in roasting to perfection. If besan is not roasted well it will turn out gooey and slimy. Use hot milk, not warm milk as hot milk gets absorbed really well.

Reviews for Besan Halwa (3)

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Reema Thukral2 years ago

Just so delicious.