Recently my husband had his yearly medical check-up and ever since he has been consciously avoiding sweets and desserts... Yet when his sister asked if there was anything special he wanted from India, without a second thought he said Magas. Magas or Magaz is fudge-y Indian sweet made with besan (chickpea flour), loads of sugar and ghee. It is one of my husband's favorite. I like it too and was delighted to see the box of Magas that my sister-in-law prepared for us.... and I quickly convinced her to share the recipe with all of us.
She is a cook in training and has learnt this recipe from her best friend's mother, Bharti Shah. She prepared these under her supervision and jotted down the measurements the way aunty had taught her. So the ingredient measurements are in grams and not in cups and tablespoons.. but do give it a try. You'll be duly rewarded....
Magas (Gujrati Besan Sweet)Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 15-20 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes including cooling time Yield: 30 pieces
- 450 gms Ghee or clarified butter
- 500 gms Besan or chickpea flour
- 500 gms Ground Sugar
- 1/2 cup Milk
- Cardomom powder
- Grated Almonds
- Pour the Ghee into a non-stick Kadhai or big saucepan .
- Add besan when the ghee melts. Stir continuously till the mixture turns brown and fluffy.
- Add the milk and remove from the flame.
- Add the sugar immediately and mix well.
- Lay the mixture on a flat plate with a border. Flatten it well.
- Sprinkle cardamom powder and grated almonds to garnish and set the flattened mixture aside to cool down.
- Once the mixture has cooled down completely, cut square pieces and store.
I shall be sharing this at the following parties.
Monday : Mix it up Monday, The Scoop, Made with love Monday, Marvelous Mondays @ This Gal Cooks, Recipe Sharing @ Jam Hands Melt in your Mouth Monday, Inspiration Monday Party Recipe Sharing Monday, Inspire Me Monday, Clever Chicks Blog Hop,Maniac Monday Linky Party, Meatless Monday:Meatless Monday My Sweet and Savory
Tuesday : Totally Tasty Tuesday @ Mandy's Recipe Box, Tasteful Tuesday Party @ Nap Time Creations, Show Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home , Hand Made Tuesday @ Ladybug Blessings, Share it Link Party @ Winthrop Chronicles, Tasty Tuesday @ Anyonita Nibbles, Hearth and Soul blog Hop, In & Out of the Kitchen @ Feeding Big & More, Tuesday's Table @ Love in the Kitchen,
Wednesday : What's Cooking Wednesday @ Buns in my Oven, Cast Party Wednesday @ Lady Behind the Curtain, Show and Share @ Semi Homemade Mom, Wine'd Down Wednesday, Wonderful Food Wednesdays at @ All She CooksWonderful Food Wednesdays at @ Mom's Test Kitchen Wednesday, Whatsit@White Lights on Wednesday, Wednesday Extravaganza @ Hunger Little Girl, Create & Share @ The Trendy Tree House, What I Whipped Up Wednesday @ Sugar & Dots Look, What I Made @ Creations by Kara
Friday : Foodie Friday @ Simple Living and Eating, Friday Linky Party @ The Pin Junkie, Get Him Feed @ Anyonita Nibbles, Friday Favorite (DYI too) @ Simple Sweet Home, Foodie Friday @ Not Your Ordinary Recipes, Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm, Weekend Wonders @ The Thriftiness Miss, Friday Food Frenzy @ Mostly Food and Crafts, Weekend Potluck @ Sunflower Supper Club, The Weekend re-Treat @The Best Blog Recipes