Roasted Besan (Gram Flour) Coconut Burfi Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible)

6 Tablespoons ghee (make organic ghee at home)

1 cup besan (gram flour)

1/4 cup raw almonds, coarsely ground

1/2 cup fresh grated coconut or shredded coconut (optional)

5-6 green whole cardamom, freshly ground

1/2 cup water, room temperature

1 cup rock sugar (mishri) or raw sugar


1. Heat ghee at low-medium flame and add besan (gram flour) to it. Stir constantly to prevent burning and roast it until the color changes to deep golden brown.

2. Add crushed almonds and roast for 1-2 minutes. Add shredded coconut and freshly ground cardamom powder. Mix well and roast for another 1-2 minutes. Turn off the heat.

3. Lightly grease the bottom and sides of 8″ square glass pan with ghee and keep it aside.

4. To make sugar syrup, heat water in a separate sauce-pan, add powdered sugar and stir until sugar dissolves completely. Bring it to a boil while stirring well. Cook for another 2 -3 minutes at rolling boil and then take off stove.

5. Add the thick hot sugar syrup to besan (gram flour) mixture and mix thoroughly for 1-2 minutes. Gently pour evenly over a greased pan and let it cool overnight before cutting into desired shape. Enjoy.

Ayurvedic Tip

Avoid consuming salty foods with milk preparations as it leads to incompatible food combination (viruddha ahaar) according to Ayurveda.

Recipe inspired by Sheela Gupta
Related: Rice Kheer (Rice Pudding) Recipe

About Preeti Gupta

Preeti Gupta is a classically trained Ayurvedic Practitioner practicing in the Bay area. She provides personalized Ayurvedic counseling sessions and monthly group wellness events that focus on balanced diet, healthy nutrition, natural detoxification, rejuvenation and disease prevention. She is passionate about using food as a medicine, and she looks forward to being part of your Ayurvedic journey soon!