Easy recipe for homemade Besan Barfi

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Besan Barfi

Besan barfi, a traditional dessert, is made by cooking Gram flour with ghee, sugar, and cardamom until it forms a thick, fudgy consistency before being cut into squares and garnished with nuts.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 people
Calories 829 kcal


  • 350 gm Butter or Ghee
  • 275 gm Besan flour
  • 300 ml Water
  • 350 gm Sugar
  • 1 tbsp cardamoms power
  • 6-8 nos. Nuts sliced Almonds, Pistachio and Cashew
  • pinch Saffron or Food colour optional


  • Using a heavy based heat pan, melt the butter or ghee and put the besan in it.
  • Roast the besan flour for 5-6 minutes until the besan turns lightly browned.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Prepare a thick sugar syrup by placing the water in a pan with the sugar.
  • Heat until the sugar dissolves, add cardamoms powder then bring to the boil for 5 minutes until the syrup has thickened.
  • Add the roasted besan to the syrup and cook on a low heat for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat, add nuts.
  • Transfer the barfi mixture in to a greased dish, let cool down or rest for 1 hour.
  • Then cut into cubes or diamond shapes.
  • Enjoy the Besan Barfi.


This Barfi is a traditional sweet or best choice for any occasion.
Keyword Besan Barfi

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