This is tangy and delightful twist to traditional Besan Barfi. Besan barfi (fudge) is rich , decadent and a very common sweet prepared during festivals like Diwali and Dussera. So this winter, I decided to give a delicious twist to this traditional sweet

Since this contains Khoya (Milk solids), you need to consume it within 3 days. Easy to make , this is one sweet which is very popular in Indian households. Besan/Gram flour is gluten free and used more or less in most of the Indian sweets

For homemade mawa/khoya, please check the recipe link

Do give this dish a try and share your experience in comments below

Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Cooling time: 2-3 hours

Servings: 4


  • 1 cup Besan/Chickpea flour/Gram flour
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1-2 tbsp orange zest – optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 10-12 tbsp Ghee (Clarified butter)
  • 3/4 cup Sugar- adjust
  • 1/2 cup grated khoya
  • Orange food colouring – optional
  • 3 tbsp chopped nuts to garnish
  • 1 teaspoon dried Rose petals to garnish

Steps to prepare

  • Heat ghee in a pan
  • Add Besan and mix well. Saute until aromatic
  • Add orange juice and mix well
  • Add orange zest, note this is optional step, this will render slight bitter taste to barfi
  • Add sugar and mix well. Depending on sweetness of orange juice, adjust the sweetness
  • Add grated khoya and mix well. Cook until mixture leaves sides of pan
  • Add nuts and food coloring. Mix well.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared greased dish and level evenly
  • Garnish with nuts, rose petals and refrigerate for 2-3 hours
  • Slice and serve
Besan Orange Barfi
Posted by:Rekha Unni

Humble quirky soul embarking on beautiful journey of love called Life. Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies and I love experimenting with different types of foods. it's the love of cooking for my family which has made this hobby as one of my passions

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