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Besan Ka Halwa

Gluten-free Chickpea Flour Indian Dessert, made for festive occasions in desi ghee with nuts. Learn how to make Besan Ka Halwa in easy steps. 
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 1/2 Cup Besan/Chickpea Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Ghee
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar or as required(1/2 Cup)
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Mixed Nuts(Almonds, Cashew Nuts, Pistachios and Raisins)
  • 1/4 Tsp Cardamom Powder


  • Add ghee in a kadhai or a heavy bottomed pan. Add besan or chickpea flour.
  • Roast besan in ghee till it gives aroma and gives a nutty aroma.
  • Roasted chickpea flour will start bubbling, that is an indication that besan is done.
  • Add sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well.
  • Add warm milk+water and start mixing. Continuously stir the mixture, till it is of creamy consistency.Do not cook til it gets too thick as the cooked hawa dries out after taking out off the flame.
  • Garnish with nuts and serve hot.
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