Halwai May 22, 2024


• 2 cups – Besan or Gram Flour
• 1 cup – Jaggery or Brown sugar
• 1 tsp – Cardamom Powder
• 2 tbsp – Ghee or Unsalted Butter
• 2 tbsp – Sesame / Til Oil
• 1/4 cup – Cashew nut


  1. Take a tbsp of ghee or unsalted butter and sesame oil in a pan.
  2. Add besan to it and roast till it turns reddish.
  3. Heat jaggery in a cup of water separately. Stir till jaggery completely dissolves in water. This mix should be watery.
  4. Add cardamom powder to the jaggery water while it boils.
  5. Add jaggery water to reddish besan, continuously stirring.
  6. Keep stirring the mix and continue to add ghee-sesame oil from time to time.
  7. Add cashewnuts to it and continue stirring well.
  8. When the smell of fresh besan ceases and the aroma of halwa fills the air, it means the okkarai is done.

Recipe courtesy of Vidya