Quick, Sweet Burfi Recipe For Any Occasion

Quick, Sweet Burfi Recipe For Any Occasion Malgudi Days

Not sure what sweet to prepare for the festive season? This simple burfi is a classic Indian dessert, fragrant and decadent enough to make it a favourite amongst your friends and family.


  • 1 cup besan or gram flour
  • 1 cup ghee ( I melt it so that it mixes easily)
  • 3/4 cup each of almond and cashew powder
  • 1 cup grated coconut or desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups sugar - I use 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • A few saffron strands
sweet barfi recipe



  1. Roast the besan or gram flour mildly until the moisture evaporates.
  2. Mix the ghee with this and make sure there are no lumps.
  3. Add the almond and cashew powder slowly into the pan.
  4. Add the rest of the items except for the cardamom powder and saffron strands.
  5. Keep this on medium flame and continue to cook. Make sure that the mixture does not burn.
  6. Stir the mixture until it thickens and starts to separate from the pan. This could take approximately 45 minutes.
  7. Grease a mould or plate lined with baking paper.
  8. Once you notice that the mixture has thickened,  pour it into the mould.
  9. Allow it to set for 15-20 minutes
  10. Finally, cut the burfi into diamond shapes and store it in airtight containers. It stays fresh for two weeks easily in the fridge.

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