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Comforting, nutritious and delicious Punjabi style chickpea flour sweet soup that can double up as a dessert (simply reduce the amount of water for that).
It helps sooth a cold or flu and is therapeutic and preventive in nature. I grew up knowing it as Lup'pi and not besan ka sheera as the world calls it 🙂
4.70 from 3 votes
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Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Served As: Soup
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian, North Indian, Soups
Recipe Taste: Sweet
Calories 265 kcal
Servings 2


  • 2 tbsp Desi Ghee melted
  • 4 tbsp Besan Chickpea Flour
  • 2 tbsp castor sugar sweetener to taste, I added caster sugar
  • 2 cup Water
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Powder adjust to taste
  • 1 tbsp Almonds sliced


  • Place a heavy bottomed pan on heat and add ghee. Reduce the heat to low and add chick pea flour.
  • Using a spoon or spatula, roast the flour on low heat till its colour changes to a deeper tone and it emanates a nutty aroma (10 - 12 mins approx.), stirring continuously.
  • Add water and increase the heat to high. At this point the soup will look grainy and curdled. Keep stirring the pot till the contents come to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat , stir in the sugar and cardamom and simmer for 30 seconds and then switch off the heat. It should have custard like consistency.
  • Pour the contents to serving bowls and serve immediately garnished with almonds.

Recipe Notes

  • It is extremely essential to roast the chick pea flour well so as to bring out its nuttiness. Else the soup will taste very raw and pasty.
  • Vegans can replace the ghee with coconut oil. Although I have never tried it with coconut oil but I believe it will not be able to give it that rich taste which ghee lends.
  • Feel free to increase or decrease the amount of ghee in the recipe. Ditto for water.
  • You can replace water with milk to make the soup richer.
  • You need to constantly keep stirring the contents in the pot to prevent them from burning.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

Taruna Deepak
Taruna Deepak

I believe in creating easy, simple yet flavourful and healthy recipes with some occasional indulgence. I call them the no-fuss recipes- making not much dent on time and mostly effortless which actually is my cooking motto. 

I abide by one advice that my Mom gave me while entrusting her culinary experiences to me, it is the love and passion with which one cooks the food that makes all the difference. So cook with passion and serve with love!

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