As a child, I had always been fond of desserts however, besan barfi was my all-time favorite Indian sweet especially when my grandma made it when I visited her during the summer. I used to eat one everyday until the very day that I saw my grandma preparing this and what I saw blew my mind. I realized how incredibly unhealthy this sweet was and how it’d negatively affect my body in the long run.
As the recipe was passed down to my mom, she altered it in such a way that it’d be less fattening yet there would be no compromise in its taste. This variation to the traditional besan barfi is easy to make and is extremely tasty as well!
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Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
- unsalted butter - 2 sticks
- gram flour - 2 cup
- sugar - 1 ¼ cup
- water - ¼ cup
- cardamom powder - ¼ tsp
- pistachio flakes - 1 tbsp
- Melt butter into a pan
- Add gram flour into the pan
- Stir the gram flour on low-medium heat for 20-25 minutes until the gram flour is light brown and you can smell it
- Add sugar and water to the mixture and continue to stir for 5 more minutes and turn off the stove
- Grease a baking sheet and evenly spread the mixture on it
- Sprinkle the cardamom powder and pistachio flakes onto the mixture and let it cool
- After the mixture cools and sets, cut into 30 even pieces and serve