Besan ka Sheera/ Besan halwa is a delicious dessert, but surprisingly a verified home remedy for cold and cough in babies, toddlers, kids, and even adults!
Gram Flour/ Besan Flour - 2 tbsp
Jaggery - 2 tbsp
Homemade Ghee - 3 tsp
Water - 1 cup
Cardamom powder - a tiny pinch optional
InstructionsMeasure besan flour, sugar, water. Keep aside. In a pan, add besan flour and saute in low flame until nice aroma comes. Switch off the flame once done.
In a saucepan, take jaggery and add ½ cup of water. Hear it until the jaggery completely melts. Strain the jaggery water using a filter to remove the impurities, if any. Set aside.
Heat ghee in a pan and add roasted besan flour to it. Mix it well. Take care not to form any lumps.
Start Cook on low flame for 5 minutes until the mixture starts to thicken a bit. Now add jaggery water along with cardamom powder. Mix well; now, the mixture begins to increase in volume. Stir it continuously while cooking; otherwise, it may stick to the vessel.
When the halwa is slightly thick, and the raw smell of besan flour is completely gone, add the remaining ½ cup of water.
Give a boil for 2-3 minutes until a porridge-like consistency is reached.
You can also add a pinch of turmeric powder and pepper powder to this besan halwa.
You can use milk instead of water for babies above one year.
Make sure to not to form lumps at any stage and cook everything in low flame.
The color of the halwa depends on the jaggery type used. You can even use sugar instead of jaggery for babies above one year.