Besan Squares

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 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

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