Punjabi Besan Payasam

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Punjabi Besan Payasam


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 40 Min

Total Time : 55 Min


Serves : 6
  • 1/4 cups kala chana

  • 6 nos dates

  • 2 tbsp jaggery, powdered

  • 1 tsp butter

  • 3 cups milk

  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder

  • 1/2 cups almonds, cashews chopped and fried


  • Dry roast the Kala Chana for a couple minutes on medium heat
  • Let it cool
  • Grind it into as fine as possible
  • I like a slightly coarse texture
  • Grind the dates, jaggery and 1 cup of milk into a fine paste and set aside
  • In a heated sauce pan, add butter and roast the Kala Chana Powder for a few seconds
  • Add 1 1/2 cup of milk and keep stirring while it cooks
  • Pour the dates mixture and let it cook for a few minutes
  • Add the chopped nuts and cardamom powder
  • Adjust the consistency as needed
  • Remove from heat and serve it warm of cold for a delightful payasam