Besan ki Chakki

Besan ki Chakki is a popular Indian Dessert
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Kid friendly
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Slow Cook
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Serves 6
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300 gms- coarsely ground Bengal Gram flour (Besan)

150 gms- Ghee

150 gms- unsweetened grated Khoya (Mava)

1 tsp - coarsely ground green Cardamom powder (Elaichi)

For the Sugar syrup:

300 gms- Sugar

300ml - water

2 tbsp - Lemon juice

For the garnish:

4-5 -silver leaves (chandi ki vark)


  1. Heat kadhai, put in gram flour and cook it on a low flame for 15 minutes. Add hot ghee stirring continuously to get golden brown colour. Now add the khoya and cardamom powder and stir for 7 - 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from flame and let it cool.
  3. After it cools pass the mixture from a big wire mesh sieve (gehun ki chalni).
  4. For the sugar syrup: Mix the sugar with water in a pan and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the lemon juice to the boiling sugar syrup.
  6. The impurities will from a white layer. Remove this layer gently using a perforated spoon.
  7. Simmer till the syrup is of 1 string consistency. Keep the syrup hot.
  8. How to proceed:
  9. Pour the gram flour mixture in the sugar syrup and mix well.
  10. Pour into a greased 225 mm.(9 inch) diameter plate (thali) with 25 mm. (1 inch) high sides.
  11. Place silver leaves on top and allow to set for 2 to 3 hours.
  12. Cut into 25 mm.(1-inch) squares.
  13. Serve at room temperature.

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