Delicious melt in mouth chickpea flour fudge,a traditional South Indian Sweet
Today is Holi, the festival of color. I was born and brought up in southern part of India where Holi is not an important festival. I have never played Holi, but has watched hero-heroines playing Holi in Hindi movies. On the day of Holi, everybody will wear white clothes and roam around; they get showered by different colors. Now every festival means lot of recipes are tried and posted by bloggers, my Facebook feed is overdone by Holi recipes, and then I thought why I am behind in the game, I will also join the fun so made this 7 cup burfi.
This is really a simple recipe, just like in pound cake, everything is measured in pounds, this recipe also has every ingredient measured in cup, and when you count everything you will get 7 cup. However mine is less than 7 cup as I didn’t want to use 3 cup of sugar it will be too much sugar, I used only 2 1/4 cup so my recipe will be 6 3/4 cup burfi.
I settled with this recipe only because of simplicity, as I have already posted other Holi recipes, like Mawa Gujiya and Thandai. Next in my list is Dahi vada, making is easy only need to make green and tamarind chutney beforehand. As usual, I check with Google to find a good recipe, and I found lot variations, some are roasting besan first, then some are adding everything at first and cook. After watching of lot of YouTube video, I found a Telugu TV channel, where the chef was heating the ghee first and then adding besan and mixing everything. It is good trick as besan will not remain raw taste and also without any lumps. So I followed his idea.
I am a diehard fan of Mysore Pak, yes most amazing sweet according to me. This one I can say that is it is cousin of Mysore Pak. In Mysore-pak there is only sugar, ghee and besan. Where as in this 7 cup burfi, almond meal, milk and coconut also join the fun. It is delicious, and also easier to make than Mysore-pak as you don’t need to worry about the sugar thread consistency, just mix in and cook it in low flame with constant stirring. That is important don’t skip that part.
With this I also try to make a video with I phone, still I am in the learning process so I appreciate if you leave your valuable comments to get how to improve. I didn’t put any ingredients list, that I will do it from next recipes on wards.
Till then enjoy this delicious melt in mouth 7 cup burfi.
Here is the Mysore pak
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.