Burfi is usually made for special occasions, like the festival of Diwali, or other celebrations. It is good thing too, because most of the ingredients are high in fats and sugar.
This fudge like sweetmeat is a favorite of mine & many friends and relatives. The ingredients are a combination of milk powder, sugar, butter/ghee, almond powder and spices. Details are in the recipe below. There are a number of ways to make Burfi, but the quickest, easiest & extremely delicious recipe, is the one that my sister, Maya, shared with me.
Burfi is really very easy make. Just ensure to stir frequently & to cook it on a low-medium temperature. To decorate the Burfi you may chop up some sliced almond and sprinkle it on top of the Burfi, soon after you pour it onto a tray. If this step is delayed, it is difficult for the almonds to stick to the Burfi, as it begins to harden. Burfi keeps fresh for about a week. After that refrigerate it or keep it in the freezer. It lasts indefinitely.
bite sized pieces of delicious burfi.
Burfi in tray decorated with almonds ready to be sliced.
Burfi during the cooking stage in pot
Eaten in moderation, occasionally, this dessert should be okay. However, as with all the sweet desserts on this website, I recommend using substitute ingredients for butter, sugar, cream & milk that may be more suitable for certain health conditions. I hope you enjoy using this recipe. I have always had success with it.
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