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Besan ka halwa
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Instant besan halwa recipe

Instant gram flour halwa, a popular Punjabi sweet
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Diwali recipes, Sweet
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dessert, Diwali recipes, sweets
Servings: 3
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • ½ cup besan | gram flour
  • 2 tbsp sooji | rava
  • ¼ + 1 tbsp cup ghee
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • ½ cup sugar or powdered jaggery
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • Few sliced almonds and pistachios


  • In a pan add ¼ cup of ghee and allow this to melt completely.
  • Add the Besan | gram flour and the sooji.
  • Sooji | Rava gives a nice texture to the besan halwa, so do not skip this.
  • Cook this in a medium flame.
  • Cook for 6-8 minutes . The besan will get nicely roasted and start getting light and fluffy.
  • You can smell the aroma of the besan | gram flour.
  • At this stage, simmer the flame and add the milk.
  • The mixture will loosen up a bit.
  • Now add the sugar or powdered jaggery. I tried both and both turned out pretty well.
  • Cook till the sugar melts.
  • Keep the flame low.
  • Now add ¾ cup of hot water.
  • Mix well and cook till the water gets completely absorbed.
  • Do not add more water, it will change the texture of the halwa.
  • Add the cardamom powder and sliced nuts.
  • Mix well.
  • If needed add 1 tbsp of ghee in the last and mix well.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Instant besan ka halwa is ready.



1. You can store besan ka halwa in room temperature for a day and in the refrigerator for 4 days.
2. Use good quality ghee to make Instant Besan ka halwa.