Nov 7, 2011

Seven Cup Besan Burfi

Hello Everyone! Its been a while since I blogged. I've missed all the interactions with you but guess what - I'm  here now and hoping to show up on a regular basis as before. 

Hope you all had a fun and festive Diwali season and also Halloween if you're in the US. Have you eaten all of that candy already? 

What better way to start off from a hiatus with nothing but a wonderful sweet. This is a sweet that I did prepare for Diwali this year but could not get to posting it earlier. This is a really easy and basic recipe and I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with this. I've modified the quantities here just so I could make a lot of the burfi to share with friends for Diwali.

Here's the basic recipe.

I doubled the quantities to make a lot of burfis - so the pictures you see here are for double the quantity.

Besan - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 cup
Coconut - 1 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Ghee - 2 cup

Sieve the besan and dry roast it in a wide pan till the raw smell goes away.

Add the sugar to the besan and mix well.

Slowly add the milk and keep stirring so that no lumps are formed.

Mix well and keep stirring. Make sure the pan is in medium heat and not too low or too high. Have high heat would just burn the bottom and that won't make pretty or tasty burfis.

As you keep stirring, keep adding a few spoons of ghee at at time and mixing well so that the ghee incorporates well with the mix.

When the mixture starts to bubble and thicken up, add the grated coconut to the mix and stir well. Remember to keep adding that ghee a little at at time.

Can you see the whole mix starting to thicken up here?

And now, its pretty thick and almost ready to be taken off the heat. Make sure you have a well greased plate or a baking pan lined with parchment paper where you can transfer this hot mix into for it to set.

When the mix is thick and start to leaves the sides of the pan, switch off the heat and pour immediately to a well greased plate or a parchment lined baking pan as below. The mixture cools down pretty quick and starts to turn hard.

When the mix has cooled down a little bit, using a knife, gently cut across into the mix making little squares. And you're done!

All you have to do now is to pick a few pieces, eat it and make sure they all taste great! And I tell you from experience, yes, they do taste great!

Was that not an easy burfi to make? And don't they look pretty too?

So eat some, share some and don't worry if they are all done soon, you can just make them quick enough again!

Enjoy. Peace Out!


  1. Absolutely yumm Anu.. missed ur post all these days and can I come over there to indulge this sweet ?

  2. Ummm! love barfi! I just have one question... can wheat flour/ atta be used instead of besan?

  3. Tasty barfi nad nice presentation.

  4. Thank you all!

    @ Manasi - I haven't tried it with wheat flour - but I can't see why it won't be good - it will probably taste like wheat halwa but firmer consistency. If you try it, let me know how it turns out.

  5. they are gorgeous anu! so good to see you here :)

  6. Burfi looks delicious...Lovely presentation..

  7. Anu, the plate you have used is so catchy and bright! I love seven cups:) good to see you!

  8. burfi looks nice, but the mango motif plate/dish looks prettier. I dont want tht black and white plate. I want this one . I must and should have this one :P

  9. Welcome back Anu.. Hope you are doing good. Burfis look perfect! And that is one lovely plate.

  10. Looks so very tempting and you have got perfect shape and texture

  11. thank u so much for the step by step demo and burfi is awesome and tempting for me to grab it and have a quick bite.
    indu srinivasan

  12. So good to see you back in action!! :)

  13. burfis and the tray both look pretty! Although I make different burfis, never yet tried the seven cup. Yours has a nice texture that calls out to pick, and threatens to get addictive :-)

  14. Yummy besan burfis ...takes time but well worth it.
    Loved your paisly platter too.

  15. Stunning and pretty looking burfis,feel like having some,quite addictive.

  16. Wow they looks super irresistible, fantastic..

  17. lovely burfis there anu...but you know i love the mango shaped tray a lot more...was it from homegoods?


  18. I just loved ur burfi, they look so perfect and the plate u've used to display is just awesome..

  19. We used to eat this so often as kids. Quite a popular sweet dish in Mangalore, you'll see it in most homes :)

  20. They are just perfect .. .How beautifully cut pieces....

  21. My Aunt used to make this for every Diwali, such a lovely recipe!!!


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