• 4 cups besan (chickpea flour)
  • 2 cups ghee (clarified butter)
  • A little ghee for greasing the plate
  • 10 almonds cut into slivers
  • 2 cups powdered or castor sugar
  • ½ teaspoon green cardamom (elaichi) powder
Besan Barfi Kapa

Besan Barfi Kapa


Let’s celebrate Diwali with a plate full of this Besan Barfi! It is much easier to prepare than Besan Ladoos and taste awesome too!


  1. Heat ghee in a pan and add the besan flour.
  2. Roast it on slow fire stirring continuously for 15 minutes. The secret of a good barfi is in the roasting. This stage is very important as the besan give a nice aroma when its ready; care should be taken to avoid charring and hence continuous stirring is critical. Any charring will ruin the barfi aroma and flavor.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool.
  4. Add almond slivers, green cardamom powder and the powdered or castor sugar.  Mix all the ingredients well.
  5. Apply ghee to the tray. Pour the besan mixture and spread it evenly on the tray. Use a plastic sheet and roll a vati/ katori. Flat bottom cup over it to flatten to a smooth surface texture.
  6. Cut into square or diamond shaped pieces.
  7. The besan barfi is ready to serve.