My favourite past of featival season is always the food! This easy besan burfi recipe is hands down the best mithai we make for all special occasions. From Diwali to Rakhi, no celebration is complete without the fudgy goodness of besan ki burfi. 

Besan Burfi Diwali Festive Food Dessert Indian Cuisine

Sweet, fudgy, gooey, this easy besan burfi has been handed down to me from my mithai loving parents who made it every winter while I was growing up. It has the most charming warmth and texture which comes from the goodness of ghee, paired with the classic fragrance of cardamom and roasted besan. Just one whiff and I’m transported to my mother’s kitchen. Each bite is pure bliss.

There are endless variations of this classic desi dessert that I love – jam-packed with dry fruits, mixed with semolina or coconut, light-coloured, dark. But this 4 ingredient recipe is my go-to:  easy, quick and always delicious!

Making the Easy Besan Burfi:

  • Dry roast besan/ chickpea flour in a thick bottomed pan, over very low heat, until fragrant and very lightly browned. This should take about 10-15 minutes.
  • Add ghee and cook for another 10-15 minutes on very low heat, stirring constantly.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in sugar and cardamom powder. If using milk, add a couple of tablespoons and cook again just for 2-3 minutes on very low heat.
  • Pour it into a greased pan and top with pistachio or almonds. Let cool completely before cutting it into small squares.

And that’s it! You can now dig into the most scrumptious, classic Indian dessert.

Besan Burfi Diwali Festive Food Dessert Indian Cuisine

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Easy Besan Burfi Recipe

Sweet, fudgy, gooey, this easy besan burfi recipe has the most charming warmth and texture which comes from the goodness of ghee, paired with the classic fragrance of cardamom and roasted besan. Each bite is pure bliss!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: besan burfi, besan ki burfi, classic diwali recipe, diwali recipes, easy eggless dessert, easy indian dessert, indian dessert, mithai
Servings: 24 squares
Calories:
Author: Natasha Minocha

Ingredients

  • 500 gms Besan/chickpea flour
  • 200 gms Powdered sugar
  • 250 gms Ghee
  • 1.5 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 4-5 tbsp Milk Optional
  • 15-20 gms Pistachio or Almonds

Instructions

  • Dry roast besan/ chickpea flour in a thick bottomed pan, over very low heat until fragrant and very lightly browned. This should take about 10-15 minutes.
  • Add ghee and cook for another 10-15 minutes on very low heat, stirring constantly.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in sugar and cardamom powder. If using milk, add a couple tablespoons and cook again just for 2-3 minutes on very low heat.
  • Pour it into a greased pan and top with pistachio or almonds. Let cool completely before cutting it in small squares. Enjoy!!