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seven cup burfi
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7 cup burfi recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Sweet, Traditional sweet
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Diwali recipes, Festival recipes, sweets
Servings: 20 pieces
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 1 cup* Besan | Kadalaimaavu
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 cups** Ghee
  • 1 cup Coconut
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • Cardamom powder a pinch optional
  • *1 cup measurement you can take any small cup of your choice.
  • **Ghee no need to add 2 cups i felt 1 and 1/2 cup is enough


  • Dry roast the besan |kadalaimaavu till it emits a nice aroma. Roast in a low flame. Be careful not to burn this. Switch off the flame.
  • Pulse the scrapped coconut once and add it to the besan. Add the ghee, milk and sugar. You can even reduce the sugar to 1 and 3/4 cup too.
  • Mix well without any lumps. Switch on the flame and start stirring in a medium low flame.
  • Be careful as the mixture will burn fast.
  • Keep the flame to medium after 5-7 minutes.
  • Soon the mixture will start thicken. At one stage the mixture will come into a whole mass without sticking to the bottom. Also it be porus too.
  • Keep a greased plate ready and add the sweet mixture, which has come into a whole mass.
  • Spread it evenly. Allow this to cool. When it is warm mark them into desired shapes.
  • Once they are completely cool, cut them and invert the plate and take out the burfis.


1. If you feel the burfi is not firm and is like a fudge, just put it back in the pan and stir for few more minutes and spread it again.
2. ensure the besan is roasted else raw smell will be there.
3. My mother in law will add 2 tblsp of sugar in the last to get firm the 7 cup burfi.
4. This tip will work for any burfis.