Besan Barfi, Quick Besan Barfi with Ghee


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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 besan barfi with ghee success lies in the proportions of ingredients and the smart methods of cooking them.

The use of besan together with semolina gives the besan barfi recipe 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!

5 notes and tips on making the perfect besan barfi with ghee. 1. Make use of a bigger pan to spread the besan mixture if you like thinner besan barfis. 2. Authentic Indian sweets are cooked in a heavy bottom pan over the low flame but, to save us some time and energy we are using a non-stick pan which will help in making the job easier. Use good quality ghee for flavorful barfi. 3. Semolina is used to give a nice coarse texture to the quick besan barfi. 4. If the besan is not roasted properly, you will have a raw taste and the besan barfi won’t be tasty. (I guess this time will vary, besan takes like 15-18 minutes to roast nicely. The color will change slightly and it will release a nice aroma of cooked besan. This step is very important in case the besan flour is not roasted well, then the raw smell will be there in the besan barfi too.) 5. Keep the besan barfi aside for 2 hours. Once cooled down completely, besan barfi hardens and gets a perfect texture. If your besan burfi doesn’t set, it means you have under-cooked the mixture.

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

Learn to make besan barfi recipe | besan barfi with ghee | quick Indian besan barfi sweet | with step by step photos and video below.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 10 barfis
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Ingredients
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  1. To make besan barfi, 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 the besan barfi or store in an air-tight container and use as required.

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How to make besan barfi

  1. To prepare besan barfi recipe | besan barfi with ghee | quick Indian besan barfi sweet |  grease a 225 mm. (9”) by 125 mm. (5”) diameter rectangle tin with ghee and assemble all the ingredients required for besan barfi. Make use of a bigger pan if you like thinner barfis.
  2. To make besan barfi recipe | besan barfi with ghee | quick Indian besan barfi sweet |  heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan. Authentic Indian sweets are cooked in a heavy bottom pan over the low flame but, to save us some time and energy we are using a non-stick pan which will help in making the job easier. Use good quality ghee for flavorful barfi.
  3. When the ghee is hot and melts, carefully add the besan. Sift the besan if it has lumps, it even helps to get rid of impurities.
  4. Add rava. Semolina is used to give a nice coarse texture to the besan barfi. But, if using coarse besan then skip adding rava.
  5. Mix well to combine the ghee well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously. If the besan is not roasted properly, you will have a raw taste and the besan barfi won’t be tasty. (I guess this time will vary, besan takes like 15-18 minutes to roast nicely. The color will change slightly and it will release a nice aroma of cooked besan. This step is very important incase the besan flour is not roasted well, then the raw smell will be there in the besan barfi too.)
  6. Add sugar. Increase or decrease the quantity of sugar depending upon the sweetness you prefer. The only difference between besan ladoo and besan barfi is the timing of sugar addition. In the case of barfi, it is added while the mixture is still hot so, it turns runny due to the melting of sugar. While in besan laddoo, the sugar is added once the besan mixture cools down.
  7. Add cardamom powder. Elaichi gives a pleasant flavour and aroma to the besan barfi.
  8. Mix well. This is a very simple technique to make besan barfi. There is another method where 1-1½ thread consistency sugar syrup is made and then added to roasted besan but, it is trickier and the chances of messing it up are high.
  9. Cook on a medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes, while stirring continuously or till the sugar dissolves and incorporates completely.
  10. Put the mixture into a greased 225 mm. (9”) by 125 mm. (5”) diameter rectangle tin. Spread it evenly.
  11. Sprinkle the almond slivers evenly over it and press it lightly with the help of a spoon. You can toss in other dried fruits like pistachios, walnuts, cashew nuts too.
  12. When it is still warm, cut into 10 equal pieces using a sharp knife.
  13. Keep the besan barfi aside for 2 hours. Once cooled down completely, besan barfi hardens and gets a perfect texture.  If your besan burfi doesn’t set, it means you have under-cooked the mixture. Put back the mixture on heat and cook for a few minutes until it leaves the sides of the pan and try to set it again.
  14. Serve besan barfi | besan barfi with ghee | quick Indian besan barfi sweet | or store in an air-tight container and use as required.

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, Quick Besan Barfi with Ghee
5
 on 31 Aug 20 06:58 PM


Wrong ghee besan measurement..was too thin.
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Tarla Dalal    This barfi is little thin, but the taste ad texture is perfect.
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16 Oct 20 03:24 PM
Besan Barfi, Quick Besan Barfi with Ghee
5
 on 31 Aug 20 06:54 PM


Tried it and it was tooooo thin in consistency..100% flaw in measurement provided.. First they say roast it for 1 mint and separately they have mentioned that it takes 15-20 mints to roast. Mine took 10 mints.. It’s good in taste but too thin to be eaten as barfis. Besan ghee ratio is wrong.
Besan Barfi, Quick Besan Barfi with Ghee
5
 on 07 Jul 20 03:30 PM


How to make a sugarfree version of this for a diabetic? Thank you!
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Tarla Dalal    Look here for diabetic dessert recipes. https://www.tarladalal.com/recipes-for-Indian-Diabetic-Dessert-464
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07 Jul 20 04:45 PM
Besan Barfi, Quick Besan Barfi with Ghee
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 on 06 May 20 03:56 PM


I jst came back to this page to give reviews about the dish. It was jst awesome.. As it was my first attempt, so i didn''t make it much... So after eaten by all, all were grabbing it from each otger. It was jst awesome... N instead of sugar i used brown sugar (shakkar). It was jst great. Thank you
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your kind words Priyanka. We are glad you liked the recipe and used your own variation as well. Happy cooking.!
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06 May 20 04:22 PM
Besan Barfi, Quick Besan Barfi with Ghee
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 on 04 May 20 11:53 AM


Good afternoon mam. I have prepared the recipe and was very good. The narrative of your recipe is excellent and very helpful
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Tarla Dalal    Nirmalaya : thanks for the feedback and congratulations on making the barfi!
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04 May 20 01:27 PM
Besan Barfi, Quick Besan Barfi with Ghee
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 on 23 Mar 20 02:15 PM


Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet
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 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...
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02 Aug 19 11:10 AM
Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet
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 on 07 Jul 18 04:14 PM


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Tarla Dalal    This recipe has been updated with loads of images. Thanks for the review.
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31 Jan 20 12:12 PM
Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet
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 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....
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18 Nov 17 08:45 AM
Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet
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 on 26 Oct 17 06:48 PM


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