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Besan Halwa

Besan Halwa is a very popular and easy to prepare dish which requires only little time. This dish is made with pure ghee, besan or gram flour or chickpea flour, sugar and dry fruits. It is a very delicious Indian dessert. Besan Halwa is rich, sweet a traditional Punjabi favorite dish especially prepared during pooja and celebrations. It’s also made fresh, healthy and nutritious to eat. This dish also happens to be the simplest dessert to make. Besan Halwa can be made in many ways and is something that one and all will relish whether they are satiated or hungry. They are various dishes that are made with besan flour like the besan ladoo, besan burfi or halwa. These are all considered as comfort foods that are usually made during the Diwali festival. Halwa is a very popular and common delicacy from the Indian cuisine. They are many types of Halwa that are dense, rich and sweet confections that are served across the world. Halwa is very popularly prepare in countries like Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, West Asia, North Africa, Eastern Europe and the Jewish world. The term halwa or halva in Arabic meaning sweet is used to describe two types of desserts, one which is flour based and the other nut-butter based. Flour type of halva is slightly gelatinous and made from grain flour, typically semolina. The primary ingredients are oil, flour, and sugar or made from gram flour where as the Nut-butter-based type of halva is crumbly and usually made from Tahini (sesame paste) or other nut butters, such as sunflower seed butter. The primary ingredients are nut-butter and sugar. Halva are also be based on numerous other ingredients, including sunflower seeds, various nuts, beans, lentils, and vegetables such as carrots, pumpkins, yams, and squashes. Most types of halva are relatively dense confections that are sweetened with sugar or honey. Their textures, however, vary. For preparing this delectable simple Indian dessert, add milk and water to a simmer in a saucepan over medium to low heat and add in the cardamom to this mixture and set aside. Heat the clarified butter (ghee) or oil in a heavy bottomed pan or shallow skillet. When the clarified butter or oil melts, add the gram flour and stir the chickpea flour into the melted ghee and cook until fragrant for about 10 minutes or until the gram flour turns light brown in color and keep aside. Add sugar and stir to incorporate. Slowly to this flour add the milk mixture stirring continuously to avoid lumps. Continue cooking and stirring until the halwa pulls away from the sides of the pan, about 10 to 15 minutes. Serve hot or spread the mixture into a greased plate and allow cooling. Cut this into squares or any shape of your choice and serve. Besan halwa is simple easy to prepare Indian dessert and mostly all ingredients are available at every household at any given of time. Do try this fantastic dish and click on the link for the details on the recipe at: Gram flour or besan flour is made from ground chickpeas and is a staple ingredient in Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi cuisines. It is used in many many sweet and savory dishes. Popular savory dishes include the pakoras, bondas, aloo bhajji etc. Chila (or chilla), a pancake made with gram flour batter, is a popular street and fast food in India. It is also used in Italian cuisine to make farinata and in French cuisine to make socca. Gram flour contains a high proportion of carbohydrates but no gluten. Despite this, in comparison to other flours, it has a relatively high proportion of protein.

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