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besan ki barfi is a traditional indian sweet of a rich and decadent barfi made with gram flour, sugar and ghee. 

3.86 from 7 votes
total time:
30minutes

besan ki barfi recipe with step by step pics. besan ki 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.

besan barfi recipe, besan burfi

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.

i am sharing a traditional version of making besan barfi. to prepare barfi this way requires continuous hand work and attention. give your attention to something else and you may end up with a disastrous version of the barfi. i have given tips and suggestions in the steps itself.

besan burfi

making besan barfi is easier than making mysore pak which is more tricky. its not so rich as mysore pak but more easier to make. the taste of besan barfi is similar to besan ladoo.

the recipe will give you a medium box of barfis. besan barfi stores well at room temperature easily for about a week.

if you are looking for more barfi recipes then do check:

besan barfi

3.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:30 mins
besan ki barfi is a traditional indian sweet of a rich and decadent barfi made with gram flour, sugar and ghee. 
besan barfi recipe, besan burfi recipe
Course:sweets
Cuisine:north indian
Servings:1 medium box
Calories:2533kcal
Author:dassana

INGREDIENTS FOR besan barfi

(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 besan barfi

preparation for besan barfi

  • 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).
  • grease a pan or a tray very well with some ghee. you can also line a pan or tray with some butter paper or aluminium foil and then spread some ghee on the butter paper or foil.

frying besan to make besan ki barfi

  • take ½ cup desi ghee in a heavy kadai and let it melt. keep the flame to a low.
  • 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.
  • when the first portion of besan is added, mix it with the ghee.
  • then add the second part of besan. mix it again with the ghee.
  • mix very well and continue to stir the besan non stop on a low flame.
  • initially the ghee will be absorbed by the besan and you will see the mixture getting thicker.
  • continue to stir and fry the besan in ghee.
  • 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.
  • after some minutes of stirring, you will see that the besan mixture starts to become molten and ghee will be released from the sides.
  • 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.
  • the mixture will become more molten as you continue to fry. do not stop while stirring or else the besan will have uneven color.
  • 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.
  • once the besan has roasted well keep the pan down.
  • add 1 teaspoon cardamom powder and mix well.

preparing sugar syrup for besan barfi

  • 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.
  • with a spoon stir well, so that all the sugar dissolves.
  • continue to cook the sugar syrup on a low-medium flame to medium flame.
  • 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.
  • you need to get a two thread consistency in the syrup. even a 1 & ½ string consistency is fine.

making besan barfi

  • once the sugar syrup reaches a 2 thread consistency, then quickly pour all the sugar syrup in the besan mixture.
  • quickly and vigorously mix everything very well. you have to be quick and fast as the mixture begins to harden.
  • mix fast and you will see the mixture thickening.
  • the mixture will also reduce.
  • the besan barfi mixture will leave the sides of the pan or kadai.

setting besan ki barfi

  • when mixed well, quickly pour the besan barfi mixture in the greased pan or tray.
  • shake the pan and then with a spatula even the layer.
  • sprinkle chopped almonds, cashews and melon seeds on top.
  • press the nuts with the spatula so that they stick to the besan burfi.
  • let it set till it becomes warm.
  • when still warm, slice the besan barfi in cubes or squares.
  • store besan ki barfi in an air-tight container. no need to refrigerate. besan barfi stays well at room temperature for about a week. serve besan ki barfi as a sweet dessert after any indian meal.
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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 aluminium foil and then spread some ghee on the butter paper or foil.

making besan barfi recipe

frying besan to make besan burfi

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.

making besan barfi recipe

18. mix well.

making besan barfi recipe

preparing sugar syrup for besan barfi

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

making besan barfi

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 mixture will also reduce.

making besan barfi recipe

28. the besan burfi mixture will leave the sides of the pan or kadai.

making besan barfi recipe

setting besan barfi

29. when mixed well, quickly pour the besan barfi mixture in the greased pan or tray.

making besan barfi recipe

30. shake the pan.

making besan barfi recipe

31. with a spatula even the barfi mixture layer.

besan barfi recipe, besan burfi recipe

32. sprinkle chopped almonds, cashews and melon seeds on top.

besan barfi recipe, besan burfi recipe

33. press the nuts with the spatula so that they stick to the besan barfi.

besan barfi recipe, besan burfi recipe

34. let it set till it becomes warm.

besan barfi recipe, besan burfi recipe

35. when still warm, slice the besan barfi in cubes or squares.

besan barfi recipe, besan burfi recipe

36. store besan ki barfi in an air-tight container. no need to refrigerate. besan ki burfi stays well at room temperature for about a week. serve besan barfi as a sweet dessert after any indian meal.

besan barfi recipe, besan burfi recipe

namaste, i am dassana

dassana
Founder, Chef, Recipe Developer, Food Photographer || MORE ABOUT US

i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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8 comments/reviews

  1. Hi Dassana

    Should we prepare the sugar syrup after roasting the besan or keep it ready before hand.
    Thanks & regards

    • deee, prepare the sugar syrup after roasting the besan. no need to keep it ready before hand. when the sugar syrup is added to the besan, the suhgar syrup has to be bubbling hot. the besan will also be hot to warm when you add the sugar syrup.

  2. hello dassana
    is recipe also called magaj? if not can you please let me know about the difference# will give it a try for divali
    thanks

    • arpana, if the syrup is cooked too much, the barfi will become hard. a 2 and half or a three string consistency will make the barfi hard. also after adding sugar syrup, mix quickly and immediately pour the mixture in a tray to set. at this step if one slows down, then the barfi will become hard and cannot be set in a tray. hope this helps.

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