Special occasions are the right time to get high on sugar. Barfi (sweet fudge) is a simple yet mouthwatering sweet that will brighten up your mood. Try Sher Besan Barfi recipe for its easy steps and traditional taste.


  • Sher Besan (Gram flour) 2 cups
  • Ghee (Clarified butter) 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder 1 teaspoon
  • Khoya (Dried evaporated milk solids) ½ cup
  • Sugar 1 cup
  • Water 1 cup
  • Dry Fruits (sliced) for garnishing


  • Melt ghee on low flame and add sifted Sher Besan in the pan. Mix well.
  • Keeping the flame low, cook for 15-20 minutes and stir continuously until fragrant. The besan should be golden-yellow at this point.
  • Add cardamom powder, mix well, and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add half cup khoya and mix well.
  • Take off from the flame once the mixture becomes uniform.
  • Let the mixture cool completely.
  • Add 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a separate pan and cook on medium heat until sugar dissolves then cook on low flame until two-strands consistency. Check consistency by pressing the syrup between thumb and index finger. Pull apart and find formation of two strands of sugar syrup.
  • Add hot sugar syrup in the besan mixture and mix well.
  • Add dry fruits and mix well.
  • Grease a dish with ghee.
  • Pour the barfi mixture, tap the pan for removing any trapped air, sprinkle dry fruits on top.
  • Let it cool then cut into pieces.


  • Sift the gram flour for smooth texture.
  • Stir continuously on low flame, the color and fragrance of besan is a good indication of how much roasting is needed. Don’t let the besan get brownish.
  • Cook the sugar syrup to right consistency. It usually takes about 6-8 minutes after sugar is dissolved to get the right consistency.

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