Besan Ka Halwa Recipe

بیسن کا حلوہ

besan ka halwa
besan halwa recipe
Heat oil in frying pan. Add cardamoms and heat until it crackles.

how to make besan halwa
Add gram flour; roast well.

besan halwa step by step recipe
Once gram flour releases aroma, add sugar and mix well.

besan halwa recipe
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.

besan ka halwa recipe
Grease halwa pot with oil.

besan ka halwa urdu recipe
Add halwa and spread across the pan.

baisan ka halwa
Add almonds and walnuts.

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

gram flour halwa recipe
Dish out and serve when cool.

besan ka halwa banane ki tarkeeb

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.

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Besan 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.

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Besan Ka Halwa Recipe which has the really good It is very yummy and delicious dish I always make this dish in my home is the best experience for me to get the ultimate taste It is one of the favorite dish I try many receipe and i found this receipe its quite easy.

Nov 12, 2018 Hiba karachi

When you don't have any good ingredients at home to impress your guests, what do you do? Make besan ka halwa! The besan halwa recipe is literally a lifesaver because everyone has besan.

Sep 05, 2018 Vaneeza lahore

oh it's very easy and must be a delicious one. I have to make it for my kids and my parents. Kids like it and ask me to make it repeatedly. Parents also eat such halwas happily, especially suji and this halwa as well.

Nov 27, 2017 Sharmeen Islamabad

Bessan ka halwa is good to enjoy with your family. It is delicious halwa. We eat usually Multani halwa but sourcing it from Multan is not easy. Once someone is going or coming from there, then I ask him to bring it for me. Otherwise I make it bessan halwa myself.

Nov 22, 2017 Laiba Jhang

besan halwa should be a regular food for kids in every home because it is a healthy sweet pudding that is delicious in taste as well. I am glad to see a very delicious recipe for it. You gave the idea of additional things such as garnishing items, that I didn't think about before.

Nov 13, 2017 Bano Sargodha

hmm, my favorite halwa recipe, it's great really. I made it before couple of times but I made it my way, which was very simple. Your recipe contains many additional ingredients and I will try it with your recipe.

Nov 08, 2017 Saima Faisalabad

Besan halwa is good healthy and tasteful halwa to enjoy at home with family members. Often in the evening , mom in law discussed with me what to make for evening, I have often halwa to suggest.

Nov 02, 2017 Neeshi Hyderabad

halwa is my favorite dish, usually i cook halwas on different occasions. Most of the times, I cook it at evening time and serve after asar with tea cup. It comes as a healthy evening snack.

Oct 28, 2017 Beena Kamalia

I have to bring some gram flour home to cook some delicious halwa recipes. I was looking for semolina halwa and besan halwa and I would prepare it for breakfast (both morning and evening) and hope my kids eat it and gain health.

Oct 16, 2017 Rani Sialkot

next time i will make this halwa. Every Saturday and Sunday I make some halwa when my sisters come and we get together to pass a great time. I make some sort of halwa , this time besan halwa.

Oct 11, 2017 Kiran Jhelum

besan halwa is delicious and nice sweet option for serving at different occasions. I am glad to find out this delicious halwa with step by step recipe. I would like to request for more halwa recipes for serving at the evening time.

Sep 27, 2017 Tehmina Lahore

gram flour halwa is my favorite halwa recipe. It gives a great taste , perfect for evening and morning breakfasts. It makes you feel fuller so if you eat it in the evening, you wouldn't have to eat dinner then.

Sep 19, 2017 Jaweria Karachi

Thanks for the recipe. It is a good halwa to make your evenings delighted and amazing one. Besan halwa is easiest to make and always come with best taste. Interesting thing is that it uses very few ingredients still it gives a wonderful taste.

Sep 14, 2017 Tahmina RWL

Love my favorite besan ka halwa recipe and eat it every week almost. I have cooked many halwa but besan halwa is the best so far. I shall cook it every time especially on weekends, shabe barat and when some specials guests are coming. I like this halwa and keep making it whenever I have some special mood.

Sep 08, 2017 Nazo Sukkur

Whenever I have to eat a halwa or get some sweet mood, I make besan halwa for myself and my kids. Besan halwa is healthy, gives a great aromatic taste and it is a very quick thing to make. Therefore I frequently make it.

Aug 17, 2017 Namra Islamabad

Wow I am also going to try it. It's so sweet.

Jul 23, 2017 Asif Naveed Saudi arabia

It’s a very interesting work to make besan halwa but you have done it in a very easy and efficient manner. Thank you so very much for this amazing recipe. Thanks a lot.

Jun 19, 2017 Halima Karachi

It was really a new dish for me to cook besan ka halwa. But I still tried it and I wasn’t disappointed by it because it was really so great. Thanks for sharing such an amazing recipe full of taste.

Jun 09, 2017 Sima Skardu

Recipe for besan halwan shared here is really a worth trying recipe for all the house wives as I tried it and found it very tasty and yummy to eat.

Jun 08, 2017 ayesha rawalpindi

there are so many traditional recipes we have forgotten but your website is so great in a sense that it has joined us with all those recipes.

May 31, 2017 Rahila Balakot

another desi recipe I liked today. I don’t know why my eyes are getting stick to all of the desi recipes and my stomach is craving for them. Lol

May 24, 2017 sadia sahiwal

besan ka halwa is one of the energetic dishes. My nano ama use to make it for me when I was a kid. I still miss her succulent dishes.

May 16, 2017 salma Lahore

besan halwa is definitely one of the most eaten halwa recipes in Pakistan. There are many other halwa types but the best one is besan halwa (gram flour halwa) and when there is some sort of family gathering, we made this one.

May 11, 2017 Kanwal Nowshehra

thanks for this step by step besan halwa recipe. I am willing to make it because today is shab e barat . and my family likes besan halwa therefore i will prepare it tonight.

May 10, 2017 Shazia Islamabad

Now I don’t have to go anywhere to get the any dish method because this site gives me the best recipes step by step with the easy method which I can easily make that to understand there

Apr 25, 2017 jabbar Karachi


Apr 22, 2017 Naziya Chennai

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.

Apr 22, 2017 Shifa Lahore

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.

Apr 19, 2017 Afsheen Lahore

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.

Mar 30, 2017 Faria Karachi

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.

Mar 28, 2017 Sameena Iqbal Hyderabad

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.

Mar 20, 2017 Razia Khanewal city

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.

Mar 14, 2017 Mehak Rawalpindi

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.

Mar 13, 2017 Noreen Lahore

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?

Mar 10, 2017 Nazli Larkana

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.

Mar 09, 2017 Zubair Noman Karachi

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.

Mar 06, 2017 Humail Peshawar

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.

Feb 09, 2017 Sania Hyderabad

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.

Feb 06, 2017 Noureen Khan Islamabad

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

Feb 01, 2017 Bushra Karachi

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 :)

Jan 31, 2017 Sana Lahore

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.

Jan 27, 2017 Amir Habib Peshawar

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.

Jan 25, 2017 Naseera Islamabad

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

Jan 23, 2017 Humaira Khalid Lahore

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.

Jan 17, 2017 Shazli Quetta

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.

Jan 16, 2017 Rukhsana Karachi

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.

Aug 30, 2016 Nimra Khan

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

Apr 19, 2016 Hoorain


Mar 17, 2016

I like it

Mar 17, 2016 Shahzaib Jhulm domeli

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