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Saffron besan halwa Recipe

Saffron besan halwa is a popular Indian Snack
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 2 cups - of besan ( gram flour)
  • 2 cups - of Sugar
  • 1 tbsp - of Saffron soaked in 1 cup - of water
  • 2 green Cardamom seeds(break it down)
  • 1 cup - of toasted Almonds and cashews
  • 1/2 cup - of kish mish
  • 1&1/2 cup - of desi Ghee / clarified Butter
  • 1 tbsp - of rose water
  • How to Make Saffron besan halwa:

    1. In a non-stick pan, roast the besan until dark orange yellow on medium low heat.
    2. Now add ghee and cardamom and roast until brown.
    3. Add sugar, and mix it well.
    4. Reduce heat now and let it cook for 2 minutes.
    5. Now add kishmish and half of cashews and almonds.
    6. Add saffron water along with soaked saffron and another 2&1/2 cups - of water.
    7. While adding the water stir continuously.
    8. Be careful that halwa does not stick and cook till ghee separates.
    9. When cooked, turn off the heat and transfer to a bowl.
    10. Garnish with rose water and rest of almonds and cashews.


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