Besan Halwa is a fudgy dessert made with chickpea flour or besan. Chickpea flour Spoon fudge with cardamom and nuts. Besan Ka Halwa Recipe. Use other grain or bean or lentil flours for variation. Vegan Gluten-free Grain-free Dessert Recipe.
Author: Vegan Richa
3tablespoonsof oilorganic safflower or canola or coconut
3/4cupchickpea flour or besan
seeds of 1 green cardamom pod, whole seeds or crushed to a coarse meal, or use 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/3cupor more raw sugar or coconut sugaror a mix of sugar and powdered jaggery
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chickpea flour to the oil. Mix and roast for about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. The flour will be dry, then become like fat breadcrumbs and eventually change color slightly and start to stick to make larger lumps.
Meanwhile bring 1 cup of water to a boil.
Add the nuts, currants and salt to the chickpea flour and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the sugar and cardamom seeds and mix in.
Add 1/2 cup hot boiling water to the skillet and mix in. Add the rest 1/4 cup of the water and continue to mix vigorously. The chickpea flour mixture will become lumpy and eventually become smooth and custard like. Continue to mix to break the lumps. (use a whisk if the lumps do not break within the first 1-2 mins). Cook for about 3 minutes, then take off heat. Garnish with sliced nuts. Serve warn or cold. Store in a closed container for a few hours on the counter. Refrigerate for upto 5 days.
Add more water for more custard like halwa.Nutritional values based on one serving