Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Celebrating Indian Republic Day with Besan ka Halwa

Today is a special day for all Indians, as our country celebrates the 60th Republic Day. We celebrated the day by watching the "Republic Day parade" on Doordarshan, and with this rich and delicious Besan ka Halwa!

This halwa is my Grandmother's recipe and I learnt it from her. Its rich, full of calories and delicious. And doesn't really take much time to prepare.
Indulge yourself!


Besan (Gram flour): 3/4 cup
Suji (Semolina): 2 tbsp
Ghee (Clarified Butter): 1/2 cup (or more :) )
Sugar: 3 tbsp (or as per taste)
Water: 3/4 cup
Almonds, to garnish


- Heat ghee in a kadhai / heavy bottomed pan
- Add the besan and suji. Reduce the heat to the minimum, and mix. The consistency of the mixture should not be dry, but slightly wet. If its too dry, add a bit more ghee.
- Keep stirring so that the besan cooks evenly
- When the color starts changing, and a beautiful aroma fills your house, the mixture is about to be done
- When the besan assumes a brownish tinge (as in the pic), add the water while stirring the mixture continuously, to avoid any lumps being formed.
- Mix well and let the water get absorbed by the besan
- Add sugar, and cook on low heat till the sugar dissolves, and mixes in with the halwa.
- Serve hot.


  1. thats undoubtedly my favourite one. whenever am in the neighbourhood Rajasthani Sweet shop I always buy a piece and devour with all my senses. thanks for sharing the recipe. looks delicious.

  2. Wow.....that is an awesome halwa! Happy Republic Day!

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  4. thanks for your sweet words , it meant a lot to me at this point of time .

  5. Wow..mouthwatering Halwa..looks tempting..Do drop by



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