I made Chaklis/Murukku, Oma Podi, Coconut Burfis, Badam Halwa and this 7 cups Burfi this year. This is a very popular and easy sweet and gets its name from the fact that 7 cups of ingredients go into this mix. Possibly because of the high sugar content, it results in quite a huge quantity even when a really small cup is used... so though my measure below says 1 cup, I wouldn't recommend using the standard 8oz cup when making this, unless you want a LOT of burfis :)
SEVEN CUPS BURFI
Besan - 1 cup
Coconut or Almonds or Cashews - 1 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 cup
Sugar - 3 cups
1) If using coconut, grind it so it's softer and fine. If using Badam (Almonds) or Cashews, soak in boiling water for an hour, (peel the badams) and grind with the 1 cup of milk to a paste.
Also, grease a plate with a few drops of melted ghee and set aside.
2) First sieve, then fry besan in abt 1 tbsp of ghee till fragrant - stirring constantly, taking care to not burn.
3) Combine sugar, ghee, milk, almond/coconut with besan in a heavy bottomed pan and heat on medium. I would recommend wearing oven mitts, once the mixture starts boiling (and is yet to become thick), because the mixture splatters a lot.
4) Cook until it thickens, leaves the sides of pans and kind of bubbles up (about 20 minutes). Immediately remove from the stove and pour onto a greased plate.
5) When it cools a bit (not completely) score with a knife into desired shape. This is just downright delicious when warm and literally melts in your mouth.
I would like to send this as well to Srivalli for JFI - Festival treats this month.. JFI is the brainchild of Indira.