Sunday, June 5, 2011

Gram Flour & Coconut Burfi - 7 Cup Treat

I am very partial to this delightful sweet because it is a real treat to the senses.My mom makes this sweet not only for Diwali but on every special occassion & every time I craved for. It is amusing that this sweet which has been a star of so many of my pleasure-trips (guilt trips?), had never entered my hearth! Well, this time when my mom was with me, I made sure she made this burfi and yup indulged shamelessly (let the weighing scales not hear -ssshhhh !)
Why the name 7 cups  you may ask ? Because it is made up of 7 cups of ingredients. You can use any cup to measure the ingredients. A cup of Gram Four/Besan, a cup of milk,a cup of freshly grated coconut ,a cup of ghee & 3 cups of sugar adds to the total.To the grated coconuts you can add powdered cashews to make it 1 cup. The grated coconut were pulsed for a quick second to make it smooth n nice. Finally don't forget cardamom powder and the result is heavenly ! 


This sweet though similar in taste to Mysore Pak , is more easier to make, contains coconut and is less in ghee. So what are you waiting for, go-make & indulge !


What's in it :-
  • Gram Flour ,Milk, Ghee,Grated Coconut, - 1 cup each
  • Sugar - 3 cups
  • Cardamom Powder - 2 to3 pods - crushed/if using powder -1 tsp
  • Food Colour - Orange/Red - a pinch/one drop - optional
  • Saffron strands - a few - for garnish - optional

How:-

First take a big plate, grease it & keep it ready to drop the mix when it becomes ready. Measure all the ingredients to a cup and get set !
Now in a thick bottomed wok, lightly stir-fry the gram flour for a few seconds. Now add the grated coconut and after tossing it lightly for a few seconds tip in all the items one by one (retain 1/2 of the ghee to be poured a little later) and mix well. 


Keep on stirring the whole mix on a medium-high flame so that the bottom does not get browned. After a good 15 minutes pour the rest of the ghee and as it gets absorbed, add the cardamom powder & food color if using. 


A few more minutes  and the mix thickens/comes together and is ready to be dunked in to the greased plate. 


Immediately after pouring in to the plate, pat it gently and let it wait for a few minutes. Don't wait for it cool completely because it becomes very difficult to cut the burfi shapes. Now with a sharp knife cut in to pieces  of your desired shape, add saffron strands (optional) and allow it to cool some more.


Store in an air-tight container once its completely cool . The burfi pieces are ready to be relished ! 

Enjoy !


33 comments:

  1. Love this sweet anytime. Looks so inviting...

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  2. so wonderful burfi !! looks so delicious !!

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  3. Beeautiful looking sweet, nice photos too.

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  4. Even we make this at our home, but I dont know how to do this... :D...
    Good one
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  5. this looks SO interesting!

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  6. Burfis look so delicious. Thanks for posting this wondeful recipe.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. this looks delicious I don't think I have had with gram flour in coconut burfi looks delicious

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  8. Even I like this 7 cups sweet.looks yumm

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  9. Looks so yum ..n got it so perfect

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  10. Always love this 7 cup burfi..it has got the melt in mouth goodness..and its long since I had this.

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  11. Love this burfi a lot. Nice and tempting pics..

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  12. Yum Yum yum!!!! This one reminds me of mohan thal dts my fav in sweets category.. The 2nd last pic makes me feel so tempted that i want to grab all of them out there.... ;-p

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  13. Triple likes, love this burfi soooo much,makes me nostalgic...irresistible!

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  14. this burfi looks so yummy.....wow loved your recipe..

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  15. Wow, burfi looks delicious..love the recipe..must try!

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  16. Reminds me of an enhanced Mysore Pak with coconut. I just love plain old Mysore Pak and this sounds way better than that! I am just drooling at that whole platter......Yummy!!

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  17. that looks delicious..nice snaps

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  18. Sounds superb and simple. I have heard about it, but never tried at home.

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  19. 7கப் பர்ஃபி சூப்பரா இருக்கு. :P :P

    அம்மா கையாலே சாப்பிட்டால் எல்லாமே தனி ருசிதான்! என்ஜாய்!!!
    :))))))

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  20. Yummy....absolutely drool worthy! I've bookmarked the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Liked ur version...looks delicious!

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  22. What a nice simple recipe. And the burfi sounds delicious too.

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  23. looks yummy and delicious sweet ....... following u on google followers ........

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  24. when I saw the title was wondering what the 7 cups means - reading further I figured it out :) neat name for such a cute little treat.
    Thanks for sharing

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  25. What do I say priya? Bet you are still enjoying those burfis and that is making me jealous...Can't wait to dig into such a comforting sweet. Our mom's 7 cup cake rocks and how!

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