Mysore Pak To Ladoo: 5 Besan Sweets To Satisfy Your Cravings
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Desserts are an integral part of Indian cuisine and are prepared with a variety of ingredients. From simple and quick sooji halwa to rich and tricky ghevar, you will find plenty of options here. In our country, sweet treats can be prepared with many unusual ingredients, like vegetables and dry fruits. All of them are rich in taste and are perfect to relish after a wholesome meal. 

Besan is one such ingredient that is used to make plenty of desserts. But most of us only know one or two, like ladoo and halwa. Also known as gram flour, it is mostly used to prepare pakoras and kadhi. Besan is a good source of protein, fibre, and other nutrients. Gram flour is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant properties. It is important to note that besan sweets are still high in calories and sugar, so it is important to eat them in moderation. If you also want to explore the desserts prepared with besan, here are five recipes for you: 

Mysore Pak  

Originating in the city of Mysore, Karnataka, this rich and soft dessert is prepared with a generous amount of pure ghee, sugar, gram flour, and cardamom. It is very popular in the southern states during special occasions like weddings and festivals. Mysore pak is so soft and delicious that it just melts in the mouth with every bite.

Besan Laddoo 

This is a classic Indian mithai that can be found at every sweet shop across the country. Made with gram flour, cardamom powder, ghee, sugar, and nuts, besan laddoo is very addictive. It can be enjoyed at home during various occasions, like festivals and parties. You can also serve these laddoos to your family at the dinner table. 

Besan Halwa

Talking about Indian desserts, how can we miss halwa? Made with plenty of ingredients, halwas are one of the simplest and yummiest desserts that can be prepared at home. To prepare besan halwa, all you need is ghee, gram flour, sugar, and your favourite dry fruits. This dessert is said to have originated in the state of Punjab. 

Besan Burfi 

This is another popular Indian mithai that can be found at many sweet shops all over the country. Made with besan, sugar, ghee, milk (or condensed milk), and lots of dry fruits, it is loved by both adults and children. You can also flavour besan burfi with cardamom powder and saffron. 

Besan Kheer 

Kheer is most people’s favourite dessert and is usually prepared with rice. You might have a doubt about sticking to your regular recipe, but give besan kheer a try; your family will love it for sure. It is low in fat and sugar content. Besan kheer is prepared with gram flour, sugar, milk, and dry fruits.