Monday, October 27, 2008

7 Cups Burfi

Wishing everyone a very Happy Deepavali ! :)

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



Ingredients:
Besan - 1 cup
Coconut or Almonds or Cashews - 1 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 cup
Sugar - 3 cups

Method:
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.

36 comments:

  1. Came out quite goos. I made these too & almost on the verge of getting over!!

    Happy Diwali Laav to you & both A's!

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  2. love this burfi and easy to make to..I make it very frequently..have one in my blog too..
    Happy diwali!!

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  3. I've tasted this, tastes a bit like Mysore Pak!

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  4. love the recipe! bookmarked!

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  5. Lovely Recipe...Happy Diwali!!

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  6. Happy Deepavali, Laavanya. I can imagine the taste of this barfi soft and melt in your mouth.

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  7. that burfi is a stunner...
    happy diwali to u too Lav

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  8. Burfi looks so good. Nice recipe to try. YUM!

    Wish u a happy Diwali!!!

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  9. Laavanya,
    Happy Deepavali too you and A and A!:D

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  10. Hi Laavanya! Wishing you and your family a very happy Diwali and bright new year. Thanks so much for stopping by :)
    I love the Diwali snacks and sweets you are posting these days. You are really tempting me to try this 7-cup sweet. Maybe I will try it with half-cup measures this weekend :)

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  11. WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS DIWALI Laavanya......

    Burfi look Scrumptious...

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  12. That looks lovely and rich. Good thing you decided to go against the 8oz cup! He he he.
    Wish you and your family a very Happy Deepavali

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  13. Wish you and your family a Happy Diwali Lavy
    Looks perfect the 7 cups burfi

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  14. Looks too delicious and perfect.Happy Diwali!

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  15. That looks so nice!..this is something I have been planning to make, yet not!..

    Happy Deepavali to you and your family, Laavanya!

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  16. Lovely burfi..will try your method
    Happy Diwali

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  17. Happy Diwali to you and your's L, have fun!:))

    Sweet and chakli look delcious.

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  18. Came out delicious Lavanya..Wishing you again a very happy Diwali

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  19. Hey Laavanya, Happy Diwali to you and your family the burfi looks yummy.....

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  20. Happy diwali to u.. The 7 cup burfi has come out in good shape.. Gr8!

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  21. First time to this delicious blog...
    7 Cups Burfi looks tempting and inviting

    Wishing u and ur family Happy Diwali

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  22. The murukkus look so tempting.....his sweet sounds new......
    Happy Diwali Laavanya!!!!!!!

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  23. woww burfi looks soooo good lavanya ,have a wonderful diwali

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  24. Nice recipe. What kind of coconut should be used? Dry or Fresh? Thanks.

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  25. Very professional laavanya. Happy Diwali. Viji

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  26. wow, perfect shapes! looks so mouth-watering.

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  27. Look exactly like Mysore pak! Love those perfectly shaped burfis.. Good naming strategy to remember the recipe! :) Hope you had a great diwali!

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  28. I thought mysore pak and 7 cups burfi are same....looks nice laavanya!

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  29. i made these too for diwali! simple n easy to make sweet! Urs looks lovely!

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  30. Thank you all for your wishes :)

    Anon, I would definitely recommend fresh coconut or frozen.. definitely not the dry/dessicated ones.

    Purva, welcome to my blog :)

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  31. barfis look yummy.
    Wish u a very Happy Diwali.

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  32. Hi,
    First time to your blog. You have a wonderful collection of recipes. This 7 cups burfi is very new to me. I used to make coconut burfi often. Will give your a try :)

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  33. I've never tried this type of burfi before, but it looks great! A very happy Deepavali to you and your family, Laavanya! Thanks for the sweet wishes on my blog, too. :)

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  34. Very nice blog....Ivisit it almost everyday. Burfi liked by everybody....Thanks

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  35. Hi Anonymous, Thanks for that sweet feedback - glad to know you liked it :)

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  36. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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