Punjabis love besan recipes and this Punjaban is no different. This besan recipe of burfi-cum-cake-cum-halwa is an innovation that just happened out of my love for Mysore Pak. No, I have never tasted the authentic version, but surely given it a try at home. The one I tried was too yummy to resist. Absolutely lip-smacking. But this besan burfi recipe is a little different.
When I posted this recipe on my healthy recipes channel, I was unsure how it will be welcomed by my friends and followers. But it has been a sweet surprise for me as the recipe received a great response. In fact, many of you have already tried out the recipe and validated it, sharing your amazing feedback with me.
No, this besan halwa burfi is not for diabetics nor is it for someone counting calories. Of course, it is not for the calorie-conscious, weight watchers, and dieters either. But if you have a sweet tooth and want to add a little more nutrition to your diet, replace refined sugar with jaggery, which is more nutritious and mineral-dense than its white counterpart.
I love to sweeten my food with jaggery just like my dadi would do. She had some of the most interesting ideas to make food healthier. LOve her for that!
So let's come back to the besan burfi like cake or cake-like halwa burfi recipe. Whatever you name it, the besan recipe is a keeper and the addition of jaggery does not spoil its taste (as some of you might doubt). Some people often question: how does jaggery taste in bakes? Why do you use jaggery in everything? Some even say that jaggery is not healthier than refined sugar.
My response :
jaggery does not ruin taste of food. It enhances nutritive value.
Jaggery gives a deeper hue to your food, thanks to its iron and mineral content. So you have a sweetener handy that gives you some benefits too. Why would you not add jaggery to your food when it is healthier than refined counterpart?
Stay active and kicking, friends. So you will never have to bother about adding a few extra calories from jaggery to your diet.
Jaggery is way healthier than sugar but not for diabetics or weight watchers. For normal people like me who are conscious of what goes in and exercise regularly, jaggery is a nutritional alternative to refined sugar, which is only empty calories. I am a health researcher myself sweetie. I work in this field.
I have baked besan halwa cake in airfryer but you can make this delicious sumptuous treat in your oven, otg, convection too.
Adding this to my Indian airfryer recipes :) Do read my post on why an airfryer is the best investment in your culinary lab.
1 cup= 240 ml
1/2 cup +2 tbsp besan
3 tbsp each of ghee and water
2-3 green cardamom
1/4 cup +2tbsp Jaggery
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you may use roasted or unroasted besan flour. if you take dry roasted chickpea flour, the taste of this easy besan halwa burfi would increase. Roasting enhances flavors too...I have used unroasted chickpea flour though.