Besan Burfi Recipe

Besan Barfi is a delicious barfi recipe with simple ingredients like besan, powdered sugar, and khoya. It can be served after your everyday meals.

Besan Burfi Recipe
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Besan Barfi or besan chikki is a regular dessert recipe that is done in my native. Dussehra is a festival that is celebrated for the triumph of good over the evil Asuras.

During our childhood, Dussehra was meant for receiving goodies from elders and gorging on barfis, chikkis and many more sweet dishes made for the festival. This is a sweet recipe that can be done easily and indulged in, during any time of the day.

You can serve this for your relatives and guests who visit during this festival season. Serve Besan Barfi Recipe with Aval Mixture Recipe (Poha Chivda) and Ginger Cardamom Chai during evening.

If you like this recipe, take a look at more Barfi Recipes like

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  2. Guilt Free Coconut Barfi Recipe
  3. Dry Fruit Barfi (Halwa) Recipe (A Healthy Dry Fruit Snack)

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

50 M


20 Servings


  • 2 cups Gram flour (besan)
  • 150 grams Khoya (Mawa)
  • 2 cups Caster Sugar
  • 125 grams Ghee , (or half ghee and half oil)
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • Mixed nuts , chopped, to garnish

How to make Besan Burfi Recipe

  1. We begin making Besan Barfi Recipe, in a deep non stick pan or kadai add mawa/ khoya and roast on medium heat until you observe a slight change in colour and turns aromatic. Scoop it into a bowl and set it aside.

  2. Now to the same pan, add the ghee and oil. You can add only ghee as well. Allow it to heat up slightly.

  3. Add the gram flour and roast on medium heat stirring continuously.

  4. After four to five minutes, you can observe that the gram flour turning frothy and bubbly.

  5. Continue stirring and roasting for 6 to 8 minutes or until the froth settles, most of the bubbles disappear. And also until its aroma is felt and turns golden in colour. 

  6. Now sprinkle a few drops of water (1to 1-1/2 teaspoons) precisely after which tiny white bubbles will be formed. This makes the flour slightly grainy that helps in its texture.

  7. Continue roasting on medium heat until all the droplets disappear say for about 4 to 5 minutes.

  8. Later turn off the heat and the place the pan over cold water bath (pan or a larger plate filled with water upto an inch or two depending on the size of your kadai/pan) to cool the mixture until Luke warm.

  9. Once the mixture is cooled add the roasted mawa/khoya.

  10. Work with the wooden spatula or spoon and ensure to mix it thoroughly without any lumps.

  11. Now add the powdered sugar and cardamom powder. Blend them well with mawa and besan mix. This might take a little effort, if you're unable to mix it with spoon or spatula, use your hands.

  12. Grease and line a square pan with parchment with hanging ends. As it helps to remove the set dessert mixture in one go and eases the process of cutting into shapes.

  13. Press the dessert mix on to the lined pan levelling its top with back of a spoon or bowl or glass for that matter any flat object to a smooth and even surface.

  14. Set the pan in a dry place for about 20 minutes and not more. Later holding the hanging edges of the parchment remove it from the pan on to a flat surface.Trim it's uneven edges if any, and cut into desired shapes using a knife or pizza cutter.

  15. Remove them on to a serving plate, garnish with chopped nuts and serve.

  16. Serve Besan Barfi Recipe with Aval Mixture Recipe (Poha Chivda) and Ginger Cardamom Chai to your guests during evening.

Besan Burfi Recipe is part of the Festival Recipes Contest