Besan ki Chakki - Rajasthani Besan Burfi - Besani ki Chakki - HOLI RECIPESbesan chakki
Recipe type: Sweet
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
  • Chickpea flour- 2 cup (250 gms)
  • Sugar - 1.5 cup ( 300gms)
  • Ghee- 1 cup ( 250 gms)
  • Cashew nuts- 50 gms (finely chopped)
  • Almonds- 50 gms ( finely chopped)
  • Pistachios- 1 tbsp ( finely chopped)
  • Green Cardamom powder- 1 tsp
  1. Mince cashews finely. Cut the pistachios and almonds shaving.
  2. Take 2 cups chickpea flour, ¼ cup ( 60 grams) ghee in a mixing bowl and mix well. Add water in small quantity to knead a stiff dough. We have used 1/ 4 cup water for kneading the dough. Then break small lump from the kneaded chickpea dough, bind it and press gently to give muthia shape. Likewise prepare muthia from rest of the dough as well.
  3. Then to fry the muthia, heat some ghee in a wok till it heats up sufficiently. To check if it is hot enough bring your palm over the wok. If you feel the warmth, the oil is hot enough. Drop the muthia in hot ghee to fry. Fry these muthias on low flame until they turn golden brown in color. When the Muthias are roasted from beneath, flip the sides. Drain out the muthias when golden brown in color on all sides, fry the rest as well. Turn off the flame.
  4. Let the muthias cool down a little. Break them coarsely with a mortar and pestle to make coarse chunks, then grind it in a mixer to make churma. Finely grind the roasted muthia chunks to prepare a grainy textured mixture.
  5. Now prepare the sugar syrup for the chakki. Take 350 gms sugar in a pan. Add ½ cup water to the pan and then turn on the flame. Cook it until sugar dissolves completely. There is simmer in the syrup and the sugar has dissolved quickly. Reduce the flame.
  6. Now to check the sugar syrup. Pour the syrup from the ladle. If the last drop falling from the ladle flows very gently in a form of long thread then the sugar syrup is ready. You can also check it with another method. Take 1 to 2 drops of syrup in a bowl an let them cool down. Then take syrup between your fingers and thumb and stretch apart.If it forms a single thread the syrup is ready.
  7. Add churma followed by minced cashews. Also add 1 tsp cardamom powder and mix everything well. Chickpea Churma and ghee have blended well, barfi is now ready to set.
  8. For setting the besan barfi. Take the same ghee which is left after frying the muthias and strain it then grease the plate with the ghee. Add some of it to the barfi mix as well to get soft barfi. Mix it well.
  9. Then transfer the mixture on the greased plate to set. Smooth out the mix on the plate with the help of a spoon. Sprinkle some almond and pistachios shavings over the mixture and press gently to stick them.
  10. Allow the mixture to set and then cut the chunks after a while. When the barfi is slightly set, cut marks over it. Then heat the plate slightly over the flame for 5 to 6 seconds only. Then separate out the chunks from plate.
  11. Mouth drooling and super yummy besan chakki is ready to be served. It is very easy to prepare these. You can serve these on any special occasion. You can also serve it to friends and family, I am sure they will relish eating this blissful Besan cakki for sure. You can store this besan chakki in any container and relish eating it for up to 1 month
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