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Besan Squares Recipe

Besan Squares is a popular Indian Dessert
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Slow Cook Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 250 g - gram flour
  • 250 g - Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp - Cardamom powder
  • 1.5 tbsp - soft semi-solid Ghee
  • 1/4 cup - Milk
  • 1/2 cup - curds
  • 150 g - Ghee
  • How to Make Besan Squares:

    1. Take flour in a large shallow dish. Mix in semi-solid ghee and rub through flour with fingers.
    2. Press down the flour together, sprinkle milk and keep aside for 5 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, in a large pan, add enough water in sugar to just immerse it.
    4. Heat and bring to a boil.
    5. Make a syrup of 2-1/2 thread consistency.
    6. Pass flour little by little through a large-holed sieve, gently.
    7. The sieved flour must be like fine crumbs.
    8. Heat ghee in a large heavy skillet.
    9. Add crumbs and fry gently, stirring continuously till you get a strong aroma.
    10. Add cardamom, curds, and stir continuously.
    11. Add prepared syrup, (hot but not boiling).
    12. Take off fire, stir gently till well blended and till the mixture starts to thicken a bit.
    13. Pour into a large walled plate or tray, cool.
    14. When warm, mark and cut with sharp knife into squares or diamond shapes.
    15. Gently pry off with a spatula or knife.
    16. Cool completely before storing in airtight containers.


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