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Besan Barfi Recipe – How to Make Besan Barfi Recipe

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Besan Barfi Recipe with step by step pics. Besan barfi is basically gram flour fudge made with besan, sugar and ghee. It is one of those traditional sweets that is loved by everyone including kids.

The method for making besan barfi is straightforward and if you follow all the steps correctly, then treat yourself to a decadent & delicious barfi whose flavor lingers even after you have eaten it.

Here is a traditional version of making besan barfi with some tips and suggestions in the steps.

Besan Barfi Recipe:

besan barfi

Besan Barfi Recipe – Traditional Indian sweet of a rich and decadent barfi made with gram flour, sugar and ghee.

COURSE: Sweets
CUISINE: North Indian
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 25 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes
SERVINGS: 1 medium box

INGREDIENTS (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1 cup sugar or 200 grams sugar
  • 6 green cardamoms or 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2 cups besan or 200 to 210 grams besan
  • ½ cup desi ghee or 125 grams desi ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder or 6 green cardamoms, powdered in mortar pestle
  • 5 almonds – sliced or chopped
  • 5 cashews – sliced or chopped
  • 1 tablespoons magaz (melon seeds) – OPTIONAL
  • Some ghee for greasing pan

HOW TO MAKE RECIPE

Preparation for besan barfi recipe:

  1. Take all the ingredients – 2 cups besan, ½ cup desi ghee, 1 cup sugar, 5 almonds+5 cashews (chopped) and 1 tablespoon magaz (melon seeds).
  2. Grease a pan or a tray very well with some ghee. You can also line a pan or tray with some butter paper or aluminum foil and then spread some ghee on the butter paper or foil.

Frying Besan:

  1. Take ½ cup desi ghee in a heavy kadai and let it melt. Keep the flame to a low.
  2. Once the ghee has melted, then add 2 cups besan in parts. Please use a heavy kadai, so that the besan roasts evenly. Also do not use a non stick pan as there is a lot of stirring involved.
  3. When the first portion of besan is added, mix it with the ghee.
  4. Then add the second part of besan. Mix it again with the ghee.
  5. Mix very well and continue to stir the besan non stop on a low flame.
  6. Initially the ghee will be absorbed by the besan and you will see the mixture getting thicker.
  7. Continue to stir and fry the besan in ghee.
  8. The besan mixture will become like one whole lump of mass or you may see it getting thicker and granular. Continue to fry stirring very well. Scrape the mixture from the bottom when you stir.
  9. After some minutes of stirring, you will see that the besan mixture starts to become molten and ghee will be released from the sides.
  10. Continue to stir and fry besan till it starts having a nice nutty aroma and the color changes to a golden color. Stir non stop even after the ghee has released and till the besan gets roasted well and changes to a slight darker golden colour. The roasted besan aroma will be felt.
  11. The mixture will become more molten as you continue to fry. Do not stop while stirring or else the besan will have uneven color.
  12. Stirring non-stop, you will come to a stage where the besan will have a nice golden color and will have a good aroma. Its important to fry the besan very well or else you will get the raw taste of besan in the barfi.
  13. Once the besan has roasted well keep the pan down.
  14. Add 1 teaspoon cardamom powder and mix well.

Preparing Sugar Syrup for Besan Barfi:

  1. In a sauce pan or in another pan, take 1 cup sugar and ½ cup water. Keep the pan on a stove top on a low-medium flame to medium flame.
  2. With a spoon stir well, so that all the sugar dissolves.
  3. Continue to cook the sugar syrup on a low-medium flame to medium flame.
  4. The sugar syrup will start boiling and reducing. keep a plate handy and test a few drops of the sugar syrup till you get a two thread consistency. After adding the few drops of sugar syrup on the plate, let it cool for some Seconds and then check as the syrup is very hot and can burn your fingers.
  5. You need to get a two thread consistency in the syrup. Even a 1 & ½ string consistency is fine.

Making besan barfi:

  1. Once the sugar syrup reaches a 2 thread consistency, then quickly pour all the sugar syrup in the besan mixture.
  2. Quickly and vigorously mix everything very well. You have to be quick and fast as the mixture begins to harden.
  3. Mix fast and you will see the mixture thickening. The mixture will also reduce.
  4. The besan mixture will leave the sides of the pan or kadai.
  5. When mixed well, quickly pour the besan halwa mixture in the greased pan or tray.
  6. Shake the pan and then with a spatula even the layer.
  7. Sprinkle chopped almonds, cashews and melon seeds on top.
  8. Press the nuts with the spatula so that they stick to the besan barfi.
  9. Let it set till it becomes warm.
  10. When still warm, slice the besan barfi in cubes or squares.
  11. Store besan barfi in an air-tight container. No need to refrigerate. Besan barfi stays well at room temperature for about a week. Serve besan barfi as a sweet dessert after any indian meal.

How to make besan barfi recipe:

Preparation:

1. Take all the ingredients – 2 cups besan, ½ cup desi ghee, 1 cup sugar, 5 almonds+5 cashews (chopped) and 1 tablespoon magaz (melon seeds).

making besan barfi recipe

2. Grease a pan or a tray very well with some ghee. you can also line a pan or tray with some butter paper or aluminum foil and then spread some ghee on the butter paper or foil.

making besan barfi recipe

Frying Besan:

3. Take ½ cup Desi ghee in a heavy kadai and let it melt. Keep the flame to a low.

making besan barfi recipe

4. Once the ghee has melted, then add 2 cups besan in parts. Please use a heavy kadai, so that the besan roasts evenly. Also do not use a non stick pan as there is a lot of stirring involved.

making besan barfi recipe

5. When the first portion of besan is added, mix it with the ghee.

making besan barfi recipe

6. Then add the second part of besan.

making besan barfi recipe

7. Mix it again with the ghee.

making besan barfi recipe

8. Mix very well and continue to stir the besan non stop on a low flame.

making besan barfi recipe

9. Initially the ghee will be absorbed by the besan and you will see the mixture getting thicker.

making besan barfi recipe

10. Continue to stir and fry the besan in ghee.

making besan barfi recipe

11. The besan mixture will become like one whole lump of mass or you may see it getting thicker and granular. Continue to fry stirring very well. Scrape the mixture from the bottom when you stir.

making besan barfi recipe

12. After some minutes of stirring, you will see that the besan mixture starts to become molten and ghee will be released from the sides.

making besan barfi recipe

13. Continue to stir and fry besan till it starts having a nice nutty aroma and the color changes to a golden color. Stir non stop even after the ghee has released and till the besan gets roasted well and changes to a slight darker golden colour. The roasted besan aroma will be felt.

making besan barfi recipe

14. The mixture will become more molten as you continue to fry. Do not stop while stirring or else the besan will have uneven color.

making besan barfi recipe

15. Stirring non-stop, you will come to a stage where the besan will have a nice golden color and will have a good aroma. Its important to fry the besan very well or else you will get the raw taste of besan in the barfi.

making besan barfi recipe

16. Once the besan has roasted well keep the pan down.

making besan barfi recipe

17. Add 1 teaspoon cardamom powder. Mix well.

making besan barfi recipe

making besan barfi recipe

Preparing Sugar Syrup:

19. In a sauce pan or in another pan, take 1 cup sugar and ½ cup water. Keep the pan on a stove top on a low-medium flame to medium flame.

making besan barfi recipe

20. With a spoon stir well, so that all the sugar dissolves.

making besan barfi recipe

21. Continue to cook the sugar syrup on a low-medium flame to medium flame.

making besan barfi recipe

22. The sugar syrup will start boiling and reducing. Keep a plate handy and test a few drops of the sugar syrup till you get a two thread consistency. After adding the few drops of sugar syrup on the plate, let it cool for some seconds and then check as the syrup is very hot and can burn your fingers.

making besan barfi recipe

23. You need to get a two thread consistency in the syrup. Even a 1 & ½ string consistency is fine.

making besan barfi recipe

24. Once the sugar syrup reaches a 2 thread consistency, then quickly pour all the sugar syrup in the besan mixture.

making besan barfi recipe

25. Quickly and vigorously mix everything very well. You have to be quick and fast as the mixture begins to harden.

making besan barfi recipe

26. Mix fast and you will see the mixture thickening.

making besan barfi recipe

 

27. The besan mixture will leave the sides of the pan or kadai.

making besan barfi recipe

28. When mixed well, quickly pour the besan barfi mixture in the greased pan or tray.

making besan barfi recipe

29. Shake the pan. With a spatula even the barfi mixture layer.

making besan barfi recipe

30. Sprinkle chopped almonds, cashews and melon seeds on top.

making besan barfi recipe

31. Press the nuts with the spatula so that they stick to the besan barfi.

making besan barfi recipe

32. Let it set till it becomes warm.

making besan barfi recipe

33. When still warm, slice the besan barfi in cubes or squares.

besan barfi recipe

34. Store besan barfi in an air-tight container. No need to refrigerate. besan barfi stays well at room temperature for about a week. Serve besan barfi as a sweet dessert after any Indian meal.

 

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