Besan Ka Halwa

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Servings: 6 Preparation time:
  • 1 cup Gram Flour
  • Ghee, 1/4 Cup (+ 2 Tbsp) ghee ( Either Store bought or make ghee at home)
  • Brown Sugar, 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • Cardamom Powder, Cardamom Pd, Choti Elaichi, Cardamom, Cardamon, Elachi 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • Milk, Producer, Warm, hot (11/4 –) 1.5 Cup (Whole) Milk
  • Pistachio Raw, Pista, Nuts Pistachio (for garnishing)
  • Almonds, Badam Almonds (for garnishing)

Instructions (Preparation Steps):

  • In a deep bottom pan, melt 1/4 cup of ghee in a pan. Add gram flour and dry roast gram flour in low flame by constantly stirring until the color begins to change and gram flour leaves a nutty aroma. (Approximately 12-14 minutes)
  • Add milk a little by little and keep stirring the mixture continuously, ensuring the mixture stays smooth.
  • Add Sugar, mix well and keep stirring the mixture until halwa reaches the right consistency.
  • Add 2tbsp ghee, cardamom powder and stir well.
  • Serve the halwa hot or cold. Garnish with Saffron strands, chopped nuts.
  • Variations:
  • I have also tried adding 1/2 Cup of Almond Powder to the Halwa after adding the milk. It tastes rich and fabulous.

Cook's Tip:
put oil on border of vessel to prevent milk from boil over
Add cardamom peels to the tea canister, instead of throwing them away. It will lend a very subtle flavour of cardamom to every cup of tea you brew!
Soak almonds in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes .The skin will peel off easily and so there is no need to soak them overnight


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