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Friday, October 26, 2012

7 cup Burfi Recipe - 7 cup Sweet - 7 cup Cake(With video) | Easy Diwali Sweets

7 cup Cake Recipe
7 cup Burfi / Sweet / Seven cup cake whatever we call it - Amma learnt this sweet from our neighbor years back when I was schooling and after few disasters during the initial stages she got it right and now perfect everytime she makes it. The version amma makes is slightly different and results in a textured burfi as seen but the taste is just awesome. The burfi as we all know gets its name from the number of cups of each ingredient...I love the addition of carrots but if you prefer you can add coconut too.As diwali is nearing I've slowly started to make sweets and savories and have few already lined up for this space so keep watching :)
7 cup Cake Recipe
Amma made this a week back to pack it for my friend and my only work was to click and now post it here :) Clicked the stepwise and video late evening so the color and clarity takes a backstep...but am sure you can understand the consistency by looking at the steps and video. With no further delay lets get on to learn how to make 7 cup burfi.
7 cup Cake Recipe

7 cup Burfi Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Makes : 10-12 burfis
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Besan flour - 1 cup
Sugar - 2.5 cups
Ghee - 1.5 cups (melted)
Carrot / Coconut - 1 cup (grated)
Milk - 1 cup


  1. In a kadai - Roast besan flour in a tsp of ghee until nice aroma comes and the color slightly changes, set aside. Then saute the carrots in the same kadai till it shrinks and raw smell leaves, set aside. In a mixing bowl add sugar, ghee and carrots.
    How to make 7 cup Sweet - Step1
  2. Then add milk and mix it with a whisk till sugar completely dissolves. Finally add the besan flour, mix well without any lumps.Grease a tray with ghee and keep it ready.
    How to make 7 cup Sweet - Step2
  3. Transfer this to a nonstick pan and keep stirring. First stage is : it starts bubbling then forms a thick mass.
    How to make 7 cup Sweet - Step3
  4. It easily leaves the sides of the pan with a porous texture thats when the color changes to a brown shade too. Please check the video for the right consistency to switch off.
    How to make 7 cup Sweet - Step4
Transfer the mixture immediately to the ghee greased tray and when its still warm mark the pieces then when it is cooled down cut them into desired shapes. Cool down completely and then store in an airtight container.
7 cup Sweet

My Notes:

  • You can increase sugar to 3 cups and reduce ghee to 1 cup.
  • The consistency is very important else it will turn into halwa :)
  • You can either use carrot or coconut or use half cup each.
  • If you prefer add ghee roasted cashews.
7 cup Sweet Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Ohh you have already started with Diwali sweets.. gosh , now am under pressure .. lol
    Love this recipe!

  2. addition of carrot is new for me

  3. wow we generally use coconut :) instead of carrot :) nicely done sry nicely clicked LOL

  4. I can imagine the aroma of the burfi. Will surely give a try of this.

  5. Lovely burfi

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  6. Video lan pinnudhu :) Kalakals Sharmi. Love your work always :)

  7. My sis-in-law makes a very similar version and I love it to bits.Looks delicious!

  8. lovely post sharmi.... video super....


  9. Vow I am sure this recipe will be better than a Mysore pak and with all the goodness of carrots and cconut,Amust try recipe.

  10. Lovely burfi... am salivating here

  11. Adding carrots is a wonderful idea..Perfect textured burfi..Waiting for more such yummy diwali sweets on Sharmis passion!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  12. wow very tempting recipe,luks gr8!

  13. Wow.. Yummy burfi.My MIL once made this long back & I just loved it.

  14. Awesome Burfi and I like the use of carrots!

  15. i love this burfi ...it reminds me of my mom .she always make this for me in childhood..
    Super Yummy Recipes

  16. My mil makes it very nicely. Love the addition of carrots, i always use coconut only. It gave a nice colour to the burfi too. I always mess up while cutting them into shapes. u made it perfectly. Pretty clicks

  17. Looks very tempting, never tasted before or had idea about the ingredients... Thanks for sharing :)

  18. Adding carrots sounds truly interesting,love coconut in this burfi.

  19. I am in love with these delicious cubes. How I wish sometimes, that I too was with my mom... :)

  20. Hi Sharmi i tried this recepie and it turned out really well ..thanks for u r recepie ..

  21. I tried this yesterday....It came out super fantastic.....Thanks

  22. Hi sharmi, made the barfi but with less sugar as added carrots. Came out superb!! My daughter who never ears sweets other than chocolates liked it and had lots. Thank u so much !!!

  23. Hi sharmi, made the barfi but with less sugar as added carrots. Came out superb!! My daughter who never ears sweets other than chocolates liked it and had lots. Thank u so much !!!

  24. it's very good idea of carrot instead of coconut in 7cup burfi. Thank you.

  25. it's very good idea of carrot instead of coconut in 7cup burfi. Thank you.

  26. Hi There,

    I tired this and unfortunately it was a disaster. I followed everything exactly as mentioned but it turned out to be a gooey mess. The ghee separated and there was excess of it that wouldnt go away. :(

    The longer i kept stiring the blacker it got. So i had to throw everything away.

    Has this happened before?

  27. In my early days of trying this sweet once it came like halwa as I missed the final consistency, that must be the problem with urs too....

  28. I tried this today for the first time, your video helped a lot as when to start plating...it just turned out perfect, your increasing my passion towards cooking... :)

  29. Hi, If we are using coconut instead of carrot, do we need to roast that also?

    1. Yes slightly roast and add so that it stays good for longer time...

  30. can you make this without adding coconut or carrot


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