The store bought ones are sometimes too rich in ghee that you don't really feel like eating it. This recipe, I feel, has the right amount of ghee. Again, googled the recipe and this is a combination of recipes from various sites.
1 cup chickpea flour/kadalamaavu/besan
1 cup sugar
1 cup ghee
1/2 cup water
- Heat a tsp of ghee in a non-stick pan and roast the flour in medium heat for 3-5 mins until you get a nice aroma.
- Sieve the flour and mix it with 3/4th cup of ghee and mix well to remove any lumps. Grease a pan with ghee and keep aside.
- In the same non-stick pan, add the sugar and water and stir well to dissolve the sugar.
- Boil this until you get one string consistency. Add the flour-ghee mix at this stage.
- Reduce flame to medium-low and stir continuously adding the rest of the ghee at regular intervals.
- Keep stirring until the mixture thickens and small bubbles start forming on the sides and the mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan.
- Pour it into the greased pan and spread evenly.
- Let it cool for a while and cut it into desired shapes while it'st still warm.
- Happy Deepavali, enjoy the sweet!!!