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Maida burfi recipe

Maida burfi recipe easy to make burfi in just 20 mins.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 9 pieces
Author Sharmilee J


  • 3/4 levelled cup maida
  • 1/4 cup melted ghee
  • 1 levelled cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla essence or rose essence
  • few drops pink food color


  • Grease a plate/tin with 1 tsp ghee and keep it ready.Heat ghee, once it is smoking hot add maida and fry for a minute, once its fried and forms a sandy texture as you see here, switch off and set aside.
  • In a pan add sugar.Then add water and switch on the flame and let the syrup boil.First let the sugar dissolve completely.
  • Add vanilla essence.Cook until the syrup reaches single string consistency....when you take the syrup between your fingers it should form a thin single string as shown that is the correct  stage. It will be hot so be very careful.
  • Now add food color.Mix well and switch off.Now bring the pan off the flame and add ghee fried maida.Yes you should cook this off the flame.
  • I used a whisk for even mixing so that there are no lumps.Break the lumps if it starts forming and keep mixing. At one stage it will start leaving the sides of the pan and the mixture will be slightly thick but yet flowing in consistency as shown below.
  • It will start to leave the sides of the pan, this is the right stage.Now immediately pour this mixture onto the greased tin, you can smooth the top with a greased flat bottomed bowl.
  • When it is still warm mark pieces with a knife then after 10 mins remove the burfis carefully.


  • If you have missed the perfect single string consistency then even after adding maida, the mixture will not thicken at all.In that case you can try adding little milk powder and keep stirring to get the desired consistency.But everything should be done off the stove.
  • The syrup will be hot so be careful while touching it. Else you can check it with a laddle and see.I find checking with fingers easy as I've been doing this for a while now so got used to it now :)
  • Choose a plate according to the quantity so that you can get perfect thickess and shape.
  • I used pink liquid food color so added it directly if you are using food color powder then mix it with little water then add it so that its even.
  • I used vanilla essence, you can even add rose essence or just cardamom powder too.
  • The mixture will thicken fast so act quickly.Once maida mixture is added keep stirring to get the desired consistency.You can even use a whisk to mix to avoid lumps.
  • Keeps well for about a week even without refrigeration.