Saturday, October 15, 2011

Besan milk burfi

Just a little over a week go for Deepavali! We have booked our tickets to go to India the coming weekend. My Deepavali purchases? I am warming up. Bought a nice designer sari last Sunday from Lavanya Arts and Crafts. Will definitely contribute to Chennai's economy too!

While I am happy that I will be celebrating the festival with my family, I am more excited about the 'batchanam' gallata. I cannot wait to get into the kitchen with my mother-in-law to try new as well as traditional sweets and savouries with my in-law. Started my foundation for that. Making my grocery list now itself, this will save time :) Clever girl !

As a part of the foundation work, I tried this besan flour burfi yesterday.

Besan burfi, very easy recipe. No special ingredients needed, we can make this yummy burfi with easily available ingredients from our pantry with in 20-30 minutes. I tried this milk besan burfi from the site  'momreceipebook'  

All you need is a cup of besan, ghee, milk powder and 1-1/2 cup of sugar. Nuts of your choice and 4-5 cardamom pods. You can find the recipe in here.

--- I did little variation from the original recipe. I used 1/2 cup fat free vegetable shortening for roasting the besan flour.
--- For sugar syrup I added only 1 cup of water instead of 2 cup as mentioned in the original recipe. This is my mom technique. She always say if you are making sugar syrup or jaggery syrup, use less water. So that we can achieve our consistency quickly.
--- I used 1/2 cup ghee when mixing the besan + milk powder mixture with the sugar syrup.
--- Also added 1/2 cup of dessicated dry coconut to the mixture.

I layered the greased wax paper on a plate and transferred the hot gooey mixture on the paper and topped with dry toasted cashews. Then using a greased knife I cut the burfi  to 1 inch square shape.

Easy besan milk burfi is ready to serve.


  1. Beautifully done, even i used to make sugar syrup as u did, its takes less time na, enjoy ur trip Preetha..

  2. looks super inviting and marvelous..


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