Besan Halwa Recipe with Milk

بیسن کا حلوہ

Besan ka halwa recipe is a tasteful tradition of Pakistani sweets.

Today we will learn how to prepare besan halwa with milk with an easy step by step recipe in Urdu. Each step is described well with image. It's recipe can't be any easier.

Besan or gram flour is a type of flour used not only to make sweets but also different kinds of spicy snacks. Besan is used in pakore, roti, parathe, cheela, ladoo, barfi and kheer as well.

Preparing besan or gram flour halwa is simple and easy. Ingredients you need are besan, sugar, ghee, green cardamom, milk and almonds. With a simple procedure, you can enjoy a pleasant sweet dessert at home.

So if your mood is on, head to your kitchen and start making a delicious halwa. Try hot for better taste.

Standard recipe for besan halwa

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Heat oil in frying pan. Add cardamoms and heat until it crackles.

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Add gram flour; roast well.

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Once gram flour releases aroma, add sugar and mix well.

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Add milk slowly and keep moving spoon.

how to make besan halwa in urdu
Once roasted well, and halwa becomes unstuck, remove from the stove.

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Grease halwa pot with oil.

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Add halwa and spread across the pan.

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Add almonds and walnuts.

method for making gram flour halwa
Make cuts on halwa with knife.

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Dish out and serve when cool.

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How to Make Gram Flour Halwa


  • Gram Flour: 1 cup
  • Sugar: 1 cup
  • Ghee: 1/2 cup
  • Green Cardamom: 2-3 pcs
  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Almonds & Pistachios: as you like



  1. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan, add green cardamom pods once ghee becomes heated.
  2. As cardamom starts crackling, add gram flour and roast well.
  3. Once roasted well and gram flour leaves aroma, add sugar and mix well.
    After mixing, add milk gradually and keep moving spoon.
  4. Once gram flour and milk are blended together, and becomes unstuck to the pan, roast well.
  5. Once oil starts floating, remove from stove, and place in a tray.
  6. Now take a pot for halwa, grease it with oil and spread halwa across the pan.
  7. Garnish with pistachio and almonds.
  8. Cut into pieces so that after it is cooled, you could easily remove them and eat.
  9. Tasty gram flour halwa recipe is ready to serve. Enjoy with family or serve to guests.


What is Besan Halwa:

Besan halwa is a nice dessert with beautiful appealing aroma. Besan or Gram flour halwa is a festive sweet of Pakistan and India. Cooked tradionally on Shabe Barat and Quran Khwani, besan ka halwa is cooked all across Pakistan. In India, it is prepared on various religious and festive occasions.

The best thing about gram flour halwa is that it requires least number of ingredients that are besan (gram flour), sugar, milk and ghee. Additionally you can add cardamom and pistachio/almonds for added delight. While making besan halwa, continously coming flavory aroma kept me restless toward the delish of tasteful besan halwa. And this will be the case with you as well.

Ghee, pistachios, almonds, cardamoms and gram flour, as all these combine into this sweetmeat, we get the most delicious halwa to enjoy. I have though explained besan ka halwa recipe with step by step instructions, find it in brief words below:

How to Cook Besan Halwa Recipe

In order to make besan ka halwa, first ghee is heated in wok, then cardamom pods are added and heated until crackled. Next step is to add and roast gram flour. Once gram flour releases aroma, sugar is added and mixed thoroughly. Milk is then added gradually, while continuously stirring. Once gram flour and milk are merged and gram flour begins repelling the pan, you need to roast it well. Once oil appears, remove in a greased platter and cool until solidified. Then sprinkle garnishing items like pistachio, almonds and walnuts and cut into thin pieces.
That's all and you're ready to go.

See More Besan Halwa Recipes:

Besan Halwa Recipe by Zarnak Sidhwa
Besan Halwa Recipe by Shireen Anwar

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  • Shifa - Lahore Apr 22, 2017

    You literally have completed it in the beat ever way to make besan ka halwa. It so much tasty and delicious that my mama appreciated me a lot for making it.

  • Afsheen - Lahore Apr 19, 2017

    besan halwa is my favorite because of its beautiful aroma and i like to eat it as an evening snack as well as on shab e barat. I found your recipe is very good and it's pictures make the recipe even easier.

  • Faria - Karachi Mar 30, 2017

    it is not only delicious but it seems it is very easy to make. Besan or gram flour halwa is what i make once in an year. I like to cook halwas myself because these sweets are very tasteful and belong to Pakistani traditions.

  • Sameena Iqbal - Hyderabad Mar 28, 2017

    Halwa is the best sweet ever and besan halwa is even tastier. I have made many kinds of halwa recipes but I liked only 2 of them which are besan halwa and chane ki daal ka halwa. That's why I always try to make these 2 halwa whenever i am free.

  • Razia - Khanewal city Mar 20, 2017

    Thanks for this besan halwa step by step recipe. This is the best halwa of all time and also easy to make. Chana dal halwa and makhandi ka halwa are also my favorites. I will try it on coming sunday.

  • Mehak - Rawalpindi Mar 14, 2017

    Besan halwa is one of the tastiest halwa recipes of Pakistan. My goodness that you gave this recipe with step by step , i can share it with my colleagues and we will enjoy it together and all family is interested in it.

  • Noreen - Lahore Mar 13, 2017

    Thanks for this delicious gram flour halwa recipe , i will make this halwa with the help of this recipe next time. I will keep this recipe always with me. This halwa makes me very happy and energetic.

  • Nazli - Larkana Mar 10, 2017

    it is nice and easy to make . I have seen it before when my elder sister made it. Taste was good but it was looking different with yours in the picture. Are there some variations in this halwa recipe?

  • Zubair Noman - Karachi Mar 09, 2017

    I like the night of shab e barat, it is very purnoor night, we make wudhu, we make halwas , offer nafil prayers and it is very calming to the soul. My mom makes different halwa like besan halwa, and badam ka halwa.

  • Humail - Peshawar Mar 06, 2017

    I like all kinds of halwa recipes such as besan halwa, aata halwa, makhadi ka halwa, habshi halwa. I also like Multani halwa but it is very hard to find original halwa. So we keep preparing our favorite halwa jat on regular basis. We make besan halwa recipe frequently and today found your recipe as very good option. Will consider it.

  • Sania - Hyderabad Feb 09, 2017

    hi, what if we roast gram flour prior to using it in halwa. Someone told me that besan tastes better if roasted. Halwa is not difficult however I keep walking through different recipes to check out the new tastes and ideas.

  • Noureen Khan - Islamabad Feb 06, 2017

    nice , I have collected gram flour and would be buying remaining ingredients for making this halwa . and will make it very soon. I am thankful to you to present this wonderful article to guide us about gram flour halwa.

  • Bushra - Karachi Feb 01, 2017

    wow, it is easier than I though about it. I needed to make halwa couple of times in a month but due to less cooking expertise, i could not improve it's taste. Was in dire need of such a recipe so thanks and have a nice day. Bushra

  • Sana - Lahore Jan 31, 2017

    gram flour halwa is nice especially it appeals a lot when it releases aroma. we keep making it frequently in desi ghee in a karahi. It's simply amazing . I was checking your recipe and found a couple of things that we didn't use while making it. So I am going to make it with your recipe very soon and if you like it , I can send to you as well :) . Offer for short time :)

  • Amir Habib - Peshawar Jan 27, 2017

    while making baisan ka halwa it releases very beautiful aroma that makes up my mind to eat it . my wife knows that i like it and therefore she keeps making it for me couple of times in a month. I keep asking her for cook it more and more.

  • Naseera - Islamabad Jan 25, 2017

    how long does it take to cook this halwa? Please tell me estimated preparation and cooking time. I have to make it for guests so I must know what is the time needed to make it? expecting your reply soon.

  • Humaira Khalid - Lahore Jan 23, 2017

    Thanks kfoods for this delicious besan halwa recipe specially giving the recipe with English translation. As I have studied in English schools, I am not comfortable at reading Urdu text, got it now. TY

  • Shazli - Quetta Jan 17, 2017

    Couple of days ago, there was a beautiful rain and snow fall in our city Quetta. We enjoyed delicious winter things, Besan halwa, pakore and hot fried chicken. I look for more things and recipes as here is still very cold.

  • Rukhsana - Karachi Jan 16, 2017

    gram flour dessert is awesome and everyone can make it very easily. Whenever it is rainy season in Karachi, we make gram flour pakore and for that we keep besan every time at home. Then we make it's halwa as well.

  • Nimra Khan - Aug 30, 2016

    Besan ka halwa is like a special dish of our home. Since I grew my elder sisters and mother have been cooking this halwa at different occasions. Sometimes in the rainy weather, sometimes at Qur'an khwani and sometimes without any reason. I love it.

  • Hoorain - Apr 19, 2016

    this is my favorite halwa. thank you for giving its detailed recipe.

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  • Shahzaib - Jhulm domeli Mar 17, 2016

    I like it