Magas, a guest post by my Sister-in-Law

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)
Recipe by Shweta Khandai
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
For Garnish
  •  Cardomom powder
  • Grated Almonds
Cooking Directions
  1. Pour the Ghee into a non-stick Kadhai or big saucepan . 
  2. Add besan when the ghee melts. Stir continuously till the mixture turns brown and fluffy. 
  3. Add the milk and remove from the flame.
  4. Add the sugar immediately and mix well. 
  5. Lay the mixture on a flat plate with a border. Flatten it well. 
  6. Sprinkle cardamom powder and grated almonds to garnish and set the flattened mixture aside to cool down.
  7. Once the mixture has cooled down completely, cut square pieces and store.
I shall be sharing this at the following parties.


  1. That is a great picture. Surprised my parents with a different version of this recipe and they were delighted. I think you are very creative, not only in your recipes but also in your presentation.

  2. i want to try to use more chickpea flour and this sounds like a great recipe!

  3. wonderful guest post dear :) and magas looks extremely yummy !!

  4. This sound so easy to make and the ingredient list is marvelously short! The fudge sounds perfect for a holiday treat...

  5. these bars look so good! i've never had anything like them before. thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday! I'm featuring your recipe!

  6. Please check it out... here's the link to your feature: http://www.notyourordinaryrecipes.com/2014/01/youve-gotta-check-out-ma-niche.html


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