gujarati magas

Traditional Gujarati Magas Recipe – Diwali Special

Magaj or Magas is Gujarati style besan burfi/ladoo. It is a very popular and widely loved sweet in all the Gujarati households. This Diwali, you can make this traditional sweet and savory dish by following these simple steps.

This recipe is passed down through generations making it very special and unique. On occasions such as Diwali, magas is must and never gets lost in variety of other dishes as it still the crowd favorite sweet specially among the adults.

You can also try your hands on these sweet dishes – Nutty Coconut Halwa, Shrikhand Katli and Choco Dip Sandwich Kaju Katli.

Gujarati Magas Recipe and Text Recipe Below


  • 500gms Coarse Chickpea Flour
  • 300ml Clarified Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Warm Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Clarified Butter
  • Sliced Dry fruits for Garnishing
  • 1/2 Tsp Coarsely Crushed Cardamom


  1. First, add a cup of warm milk in ghee and mix it well.
  2. In a large bowl pour in the chickpea flour and add the 2-3 tbsp of ghee and milk mixture. Just crush the flour into your palms so that it is grainy. Repeat this step again. Make sure there are no lumps. Pat on the top to set it. Set it aside for 10-15 minutes.
  3. After 15 minutes, mix the flour gain with your palms and pass it through a sieve into another plate.
  4. Heat a kadhai on low flame. Pour in 250gm of ghee and immediately add the refined flour.
  5. Now on full flame roast it for about 2 minutes stirring continuously.
  6. If the mixture is dry add another 50 ml ghee and again cook. Roast stirring continuously and until light pink. Switch off the flame and transfer the content into another bowl and let it cool.
  7. You can cool it off by placing the bowl with mixture in a larger bowl with ice and water. Remember to keep it a little warm.
  8. Now add half quantity of the required powdered sugar into the mixture along with crushed cardamom and mix. Add the other half of powdered sugar and mix again.
  9. Now mash it between your palms until the ghee starts to separate and the mixture becomes softer. Knead for a few seconds. Add more sugar according to your liking. Mash it well.
  10. Take it out on a plate and spread it evenly. At this stage garnish it with dry fruits.
  11. Set it for about 15-20 minutes and then cut into a rectangular shape just like a Burfi.

Isn’t it mouthwatering? It is silky smooth and will simply melt in your mouth. The process is quite simple too; just rush into your kitchen and this Diwali make all sweets at home and with love

Do try this recipe and let me know your experience in the comments below.

Happy Cooking!

gujarati magas recipe

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