Besan is a perfect ingredient for so many delicious sweet dishes and has always been my personal favorite. Be it Mysore Pak or Seven-cups burfi or Besan Chakki, all of them look almost the same yet have a distinct flavor of their own. Besan Chakki or Besan Burfi is a very common North Indian sweet dish which can be made with several variations to it. You could make it richer by adding dry fruits to it or just enjoy the goodness of besan as is.
My husband has been pestering me for this sweet but I never really got to actually make it for him all this while. Finally, he had to ask his mom to satisfy his craving and she so-ever willingly made this last week to see it disappear in a few days.

Ingredients –

1 cup Besan (Gram Flour)
1 cup Sugar
¼ cup Ghee
½ cup khoya (khova)
1/2 cup Water

Method of Preparation –

Heat ghee in a wide bottomed pan, and roast the Besan on medium heat till the raw smell of besan disappears and it turns a light golden color.

Add the khova/khoya to it and mix it well to remove any lumps in it.

Meanwhile, take sugar in a separate bowl, add about ½ cup of water to it and boil it for about 7-8 mins or till it reaches a thick 2-string consistency.

Slowly, add the Besan-Khova mixture to the sugar syrup and keep stirring it continuously till it forms one big mass and the ghee oozes out of the mixture.

Spread it onto a greased plate and cut it into pieces before it cools down and enjoy.

Note - Instead of greasing a plate, I found pouring the mixture on a parchment/wax paper lined plate better and easier to manage!

Sending these chakkis to  -

1. 'Only Festive' event hosted by Khaugiri and initiated by Pari.
2. 'CFK - Festive Foods Sweet /Savory Versions' event hosted by Suma and started by Sharmi.
3. Anyone can cook - series 3 hosted by Umm Mymoonah.

Preparation and Cooking time : 45 mins
Makes about 35-40 pieces

Posted by Jaya on Wednesday, October 20, 2010


  1. Satya Says:
  2. burfi looks very delicious dear


  3. Priya Suresh Says:
  4. Prefect looking besan burfi, yummy..

  5. Suma Gandlur Says:
  6. Oodles of ghee goes into mysorepak and so this is a better version instead.
    Is your MIL visiting? Convey my regards. Hope she does have a great time here. :) My parents were bored, especially my dad.

  7. Jaya Says:
  8. Yes, my PIL are both almost at the end of their trip now. They had very good time here and are very sad leaving us. My MIL says thanks for your wishes.

  9. Lovely Burfy. Looks delicious.

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