Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Twist on the traditional 7 cup burfi / Almond Besan burfi

Its been kind of a busy few days after Diwali....and also it seemed like a good time to take some rest :)
Now as more and more holidays are coming our way, its time we dish out more sweets and entertain more friends...I am talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays....Ya they are right around the corner and kids will be home too...

Most of the sweets which I had made for Diwali are almost over, but I didn't find time to write about them, so I will post them...keep a eye on that...
And since its time to again can feel to make these sweets for your awesome guests and I am sure they will love them! :)

Here is a quick and simple sweet, something like Mysore Pak, and something like 7 cup sweet burfi. That's why I said a twist on the traditional 7 cup burfi :)...basically I used the same type of ingredients with 1 or 2 being different to come up with the 7 cup ratio.
Its quick and easy  to make and it may take anywhere between 30 to 45 minutes from start to its surely is easy right!!!
My kids loved this and the mysore pak I made, will post mysore pak soon....and they were gone in a week. They can be stored for about 10 days in a air tight container.


1 cup almond powder (I powdered some almonds as required)
1/2 besan
1/2 oil
1 cup ghee
2 sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup grated or powdered coconut (I used grated)
pinch of elaichi or cardamom powder


Grease a pan or tray or plate on all sides and keep aside.
Boil some milk in a heavy bottomed pan.
After it comes to a boil, add sugar and let it completely melt and keep simmering till the milk and sugar thicken to a one string consistency. Add in the elaichi.
Add the besan slowly so that it does not form any lumps. Stir in well.
Add the almond powder slowly as not to form any lumps. Mix in well.
Add the grated coconut and mix in well.
Slowly add the oil and stir it in so that it is well incorporated into the mix.
Then add the ghee or clarified butter, 1 tbsp at a time, so that it gets well incorporated.
Keep stirring until the whole mix leaves the sides and bubbles on the sides.
Remove onto the greased plate. Pat it down and even out the thickness.
Let it cool for 5 mins before cutting into it and making shapes.
Let it cool completely before you can break it into pieces.
Can be stored for couple of weeks in a air tight container.
Serve and Enjoy!!!


  1. Yum Yum 7 cup burfi Dear.Fantastic clicks.Luv it

  2. Barfi looks really delicious Smitha........Thanks for sharing.

  3. Super tempting burfis, feel like grabbing some and having rite now..inviting.

  4. Love the texture n you presented it so beautifully!

  5. Inviting presentation...............yummy preparation

    Happily following drop at my space

  6. The stack of sweets is so inviting! I can almost sense the almondy flavored coconut burfi :)

  7. loved your burfis dear !n gr8 clicks too !


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