BESAN BARFI (gram flour fudge)

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It’s a very popular Indian mithai (sweet) made of roasted gram flour and sugar syrup with a generous garnish of nuts like pistachios, almonds and cashews! 


  • 3/4 cup ghee
  • 2 cups gram flour
  • 4 tbsp fine semolina
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder

Sugar syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water


  • chopped pistachios, cashews, almonds, rose petals and edible golden leaf (optional)


  • Roast gram flour and semolina with ghee on low flame in a heavy bottomed pan until it is aromatic and golden brown in colour (around 20-25 minutes). Keep aside.
  • Simple syrup - Combine water with sugar and boil for around 7-8 minutes until it has reached a sticky consistency.
  • Add sugar syrup, cardamom powder to roasted gram flour and semolina mixture and combine quickly. Pour this mixture immediately in a lined tin, garnish with chopped nuts and let it set for an hour at room temperature. Slice into pieces with a knife and enjoy!
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