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 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.
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 Burfi Recipe - IngredientsMakes: 10-12 burfisCooking & PreparationTime: 30 mins
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.
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.
3.Transfer this to a nonstick pan and keep stirring. First stage is : it starts bubbling then forms a thick mass.
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.
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.
- 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.