Monday, November 9, 2015

7 Cup Burfi

             7 cups burfi recipe – an easy burfi made with besan. The name of this sweet treat comes from the fact that "7 cups" (1+3+1+1+1) of ingredients are used to make it. This is a very popular Indian sweet usually made on special occasions, but you could make it on weekends or for dessert or whenever you want. It tastes very close to the traditional mysore pak but with an additional taste & aroma of coconut. 

 Ingredients:
Chickpea flour / besan - 1 cup
Sugar - 3 cups ( I used 2.5 cups)
Ghee - 1 cup
Grated fresh coconut - 1 cup
Milk - 1 cup

Method:
Add 1 cup Chick pea flour / besan to the pan and begin to roast until it turns fragrant on a medium flame. Do not let it brown. Switch of the flame and set aside.
Take a square or circle plate and grease it with ghee. 

 To the roasted besan add 1 cup coconut and mix well. Add milk, sugar(the original 7 cups burfi is made with 3 cups of sugar used 2.5 cups of sugar),1/4 th cup ghee. Do not pour all ghee at once, add little by little in each stage. 
Mix well. Put on the flame to low. The sugar melts and the mixture turns gooey. Keep stirring from here to the end without interrupting else the mixture gets burnt. Mix well so that no lumps are formed. It takes approximately 15 minutes for the mixture to reach the final stage. After few minutes, you will see the mixture begins to bubble. Continue stirring. Add 1/4 cup more ghee. Stir well for the mixture to absorb the ghee.
 When you see the consistency of the mixture thickens, add half cup ghee. Stir well again for the mixture to absorb the ghee. You will find the mixture begins to leave the sides of the pan. But still quite runny. Continue to cook. Be attentive as it is going to reach the final stage. once they are a bit more thick and of dropping consistency. Quickly pour the mixture to a greased tray. Level it with a greased flat spatula or a cup or bowl.(Do not make the mixture too thick and dry. it will make the burfi very hard)
Let the burfi come to room temperqature. After one hour, draw lines carefully with a greased knife. After a while, cut them deeply with a knife.When it cools down completely,cut them to pieces. 
 And here our yummy seven cup burfi is ready.......Happy Diwali........Enjoy...:)

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