⅓cupGhee (clarified butter)measured in semi-solid form
1cupBesan (gram flour)
¼cupSooji (rava or semolina)
⅔cupSugar(If the sugar has bigger granules then grind to make powder)
¼teaspoonGreen cardamom seeds powder
5Almonds(blanched, skin removed and halved)
Grease the tray or thali using ghee and keep it aside.
Measure all the ingredients and keep it ready.
If the sugar has bigger granules then grind into the grinder to make fine powder. I have very small granules so I skipped this step.
Making Besan Barfi Recipe:
Heat the ghee in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add besan and sooji, turn the heat to medium-low.
Mix, stir constantly and keep roasting. In the beginning, it looks dry and lumpy. But keep stirring and roasting, as time goes it becomes runny, pasty and ghee starts to ooze out from the sides. You will also see the color change and notice the roasted besan aroma. The whole roasting process takes around 8-10 minutes.
Once roasted well, add sugar and cardamom powder.
Mix and turn off the stove.
Pour and spread the mixture into prepared, greased plate.
Garnish with almonds.
Once it is almost set and still warm, make the indentation for the square cuts.
Now let it set completely for few hours. Once set, cut into squares or cubes. Gently remove the pieces and serve.