This divine mithai is also called "Besan ki Chakki" or "Mohanthal". This is usually made at weddings and on special occasions. It is a complicated mithai to make and one needs a little practice to perfect this recipe. It is traditionally made with coarsely ground besan, so that the barfi has a nice chewy texture, but since it is difficult to obtain coarsely ground besan, you can also use plain besan instead.


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Dilkushar recipe - How to make Dilkushar

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2 cups coarsely ground besan (bengal gram flour)
1 cup ghee
1 cup (150 grams) grated mava (khoya)
1 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

For The Sugar Syrup
1 1/2 cups (300 grams) sugar
1 cup water
2 tbsp milk

For The Garnish
4 tbsp chopped almonds (badam) and

    Main procedure
  1. Place the gram flour in a bowl.
  2. Heat the ghee and pour half of it over the gram flour.
  3. Rub the ghee into the gram flour till the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
  4. Put the remaining hot ghee in a kadhai, add the gram flour mixture and cook till the mixture is golden brown, stirring continuously.
  5. Add the grated khoya and cardamom powder and stir for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat and allow to cool till it is warm.

For the sugar syrup

    For the sugar syrup
  1. Mix the sugar with water in a pan and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the milk to the boiling sugar syrup.
  3. The impurities will from a grey layer. Remove this layer gently using a slotted spoon.
  4. Simmer till the syrup is of 1 string consistency. Keep the syrup hot.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Pour the hot sugar syrup over the cooked gram flour mixture and stir well.
  2. Pour into a greased 225 mm. (9") diameter thali with 25 mm. (1") high sides.
  3. Sprinkle chopped almonds and pistachios on top and allow to set for 4 to 5 hours.
  4. Cut into 25 mm. (1") squares.
  5. Serve at room temperature.

  1. To test if the sugar syrup has reached a 1 string consistency, lift some with a spoon and let it trickle down.
  2. If the syrup is dense and leaves a threadlike trail, it is ready to be used.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy232 cal
Protein4.9 g
Carbohydrates25.5 g
Fiber2.5 g
Fat12.2 g
Cholesterol0.2 mg
Sodium12.3 mg
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 on 14 Aug 20 12:33 PM

Perfect recipe for dilkushar I am not tried your recipe but i know how to make it ,thats why i m saying it
Tarla Dalal
15 Aug 20 12:32 PM
   Punit, thanks for the feedback.
 on 31 Jul 20 12:31 PM

Hi,I tried this recipe with fine besan , so they turned out as smooth barfis. Taste is good but the roughness is missing
 on 22 Jul 20 02:44 PM

Tarla Dalal
23 Jul 20 04:42 PM
   thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes you loved.
 on 09 Apr 13 02:04 PM

Divine, fab and one of the best desserts i have eaten. The softness, flavors and sweetness is just perfect. The besan melts into your mouth and there is a lingering feeling of cardamom after each bite you have and the almonds provide the ideal balance.