Besan Barfi

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20 mins Cooking Time
2 Servings
Diversity score info

Diversity Score defines how nutritionally diverse your food is. It reflects the concept that increasing the variety of foods in the diet helps to ensure adequate intake of essential nutrients.

Grains, root and tubers
Meats & Fish
Nuts & Seeds
Green Leafy Vegetables
Vitamin A Rich Fruits and Vegetables
Sources of Calories
Protein 7%
Carbs 35%
Fats 58%
Low Sodium
Authentic Recipe

If you're looking for easy to cook desserts at home, then this recipe of besan barfi is perfect for you. Indulge your all-day sweet craving with this low sodium Indian dessert that's decadent in taste and rich in its nutrient content. Besan Barfi is an excellent source of energy and protein that packs power into your daily indulgence. Learn How to Make Besan Barfi the FitterEats way! This sweet recipe uses besan as the main ingredient and is vegetarian and Jain.


  • 1/4 Cup Bengal Gram Flour (Besan)
  • 1.5 Tbsp Sugar
  • 8 Strand Saffron (Kesar)
  • 2 Tsp Chopped Pista
  • 2 Tsp Chopped Almond
  • 1 Tsp Semolina (Suji)
  • 1/8 Tsp Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • 1.5 Tbsp Clarified Butter (Ghee)
  • As Required Water


  • Step 1

    In a pan add ghee, besan and suji

  • Step 2

    Keep stirring to avoid lumps and to make a smooth paste

  • Step 3

    Roast till aromatic and keep this mixture aside

  • Step 4

    In a another pan add sugar and water as required

  • Step 5

    Boil this mixture till one strand consistency

  • Step 6

    Add this sugar syrup to the roasted besan mixture, add cardamom powder, kesar strand and mix well

  • Step 7

    Transfer to a greased tray and garnish with chopped almond, chopped pista gently press to set

  • Step 8

    Allow the barfi to set and cut into squares

  • Step 9

    Delicious barfi is ready

Healthy Twist

To Improve Bone Health, Add a Tsp of Calcium Rich White Sesame Seeds

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Chickpea Flour (Besan)
Gluten (Wheat, Oats, Rye, Barley)
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Approximate values
Serving Size Number(40gm)
Amount Per ServingCalories


% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14gm 5.2%
Dietary Fiber 2gm 5.8%
Protein 3gm 6.3%
Total Fat 12gm 14.8%

*Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: Nutrition information is based on standard serving sizes and recipes as prepared by Fitterfly. Actual nutritional values may vary because of variations in portion size or recipes, continuous data changes by these sources, changes in growing seasons, or differences in the sources of ingredients. We may update this information from time to time and change the way we calculate Nutrition data. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary based on multiple factors. For some ingredients, nutrient information is not available and they may not reflect accurately in the Label. Please consult your doctor or a Registered Dietitian if you are on a medically restricted diet.

Reference: Indian Food Composition Tables 2017, National Institute of Nutrition; Nutritive Value of Indian Foods 2016, National Institute of Nutrition (Indian Council of Medical Research)


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