Gram flour Creamy pudding

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You’ll adore this “Pudding Halwa” made of besan (chickpea flour). Known as “Besan Ka Halwa”, it is a wonderful Indian Asian delicacy that is quick and easy to make. 

Chickpea flour, often known as gram flour or besan, is readily available in Indian and Asian markets. The flour is made from crushed, dried chickpeas. I regularly use this flour as a substitute for white flour in my sweets. It can be packed and kept in the refrigerator for up to 6 months. 

Gram flour Creamy pudding has a slightly gelatinous texture. It’s easy to make, which makes it perfect when you have unexpected visitors or if you have a sweet tooth but don’t want to put in too much effort.

Creamy Gram flour pudding

Dessert Asian
By Monisha Shivananada Serves: 10
Prep Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 30 mins Total Time: 40 mins

A cardamom-flavored Asian pudding made with chickpea flour and coconut sugar. Gram flour creamy pudding is easy to make and deliciously sweet with a caramel flavor.


  • 2 cups gram flour
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 cups of rice syrup
  • 1 cup of dried prunes
  • 1 cup of coconut sugar
  • 2 pods of crushed cardamom
  • Mint leaves for garnish



In a medium pot, add the water, coconut sugar, crushed cardamom, and gram flour and mix until the mixture forms a smooth liquid.


Place the pot over medium heat and cook the mixture, stirring continuously until the mixture begins to thicken.


Add rice syrup and continue to stir until it thickens to a thick custard or pudding-like consistency.


Pour the pudding into serving cups and pour a thin layer of rice syrup over it.


Garnish with mint leaves and prunes, then allow to cool before serving.


You can add chopped almonds to increase the flavor.

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  • Reply
    April 7, 2024 at 2:54 am

    Finally a desert that isn’t half fat! Thank you!

    • Reply
      June 20, 2024 at 1:37 am


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