Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet

Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet

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Richness personified yet unbelievably easy to make, the Besan Barfi is an Indian sweet that even beginners can make very quickly. The secret of this recipe’s success lies in the proportions of ingredients and the smart methods of cooking them.

The use of besan together with semolina gives the barfi a rich, slightly coarse mouth-feel like some exotic badam based barfi while the proper procedure of roasting these two ingredients well gives a nice aroma and taste.

Laced with cardamom and garnished with almonds, the Besan Barfi is a temptation none can resist!

You can also try other Indian sweets like the Sweet Potato Halwa and Malai Barfi .

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Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet recipe - How to make Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 10 barfis
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  1. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the besan and rava, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  2. Add the sugar and cardamom powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  3. Put the mixture into a greased 225 mm. (9”) by 125 mm. (5”) diameter rectangle tin and spread it evenly.
  4. Sprinkle the almond slivers evenly over it and press it lightly.
  5. Cut into 10 equal pieces using a sharp knife.
  6. Keep it aside for 2 hours.
  7. Serve or store in an air-tight container and use as required.

Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet Recipe by Tarla Dalal

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per barfi
Energy272 cal
Protein4.7 g
Carbohydrates25.5 g
Fiber2.6 g
Fat16.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium13.3 mg

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Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet
 on 01 Aug 19 08:04 PM

Can we use jaggery instead of sugar. Than what proportion of jaggery we’ve to take...!? Thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, No you cannot use jaggery in palce of sugar in a barfi recipe...
02 Aug 19 11:10 AM
Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet
 on 07 Jul 18 04:14 PM

Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet
 on 17 Nov 17 07:27 PM

Can we try this with jaggery instead sugar?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, It will not be made with jaggery nor will it taste good with jaggery....
18 Nov 17 08:45 AM
Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet
 on 26 Oct 17 06:48 PM

Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet
 on 03 Oct 17 04:29 PM

This besan barfi is cooking so quickly and taste very very nice...I made this for my guests and they ate all of them within minutes...