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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Besan Burfi (Gram flour Fudge)

Today I am sharing the recipe of Besan Burfi I prepared for Rakshabandhan. This festival celebrates the relationship of brother and sister. And having an amazing brother, I would never want to miss this festival. But my brother is far away in Philippines and it is almost 5 years now since I met him in person. Every year I do wish for the next rakhi, he is with me. Hopefully next year my wish comes true. My kids celebrated Rakshabandhan. Here is the picture of my daughter tying rakhi to my son. Hope you all had a wonderful celebration too. Do share with us how you celebrated the day.

Rakshabandhan 2013

Now coming to the recipe, Besan burfi- it is a fudge made with roasted gram flour, ghee and sugar. It is flavored with cardamom and garnished with nuts. Rich and delicious dessert suits any occasion that calls for celebration.

Besan ki burfi
Recipe Source: Manjula's kitchen

What are the ingredients needed?

Besan/ Gram flour,  1 cup
Sooji/ Semolina, 2 Tablespoons
Ghee (melted), 6 Tablespoon
Coarsely ground almond, 1/4 cup
Sugar, 1 cup
Water, 1/2 cup
Cardamom, 7-8 nos (shelled and seeds powdered with a tablespoon of sugar)
Pistachios, as needed for garnishing. 

Gram flour fudge
How it is made?

  1. In a bowl combine besan and sooji. To this add 3 tablespoon of melted ghee and mix it well to form a grainy mixture and set it aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat a heavy bottomed pan and add the remaining 3 tablespoons of ghee and the flour mixture and roast for 4-5 minutes till flour changes its color slightly. Keep stirring continuously, otherwise flour might brown unevenly.
  3. Now add the ground almond and stirring continuously roast till the flour changes to golden brown and roasted smell comes from the flour. It takes for about 6-7 minutes. Then turn off the heat.
  4. In a saucepan, boil sugar and water in medium heat till the syrup thickens. (a little less than the one string consistency) Turn off the heat.
  5. Now add the sugar syrup to the roasted flour mixture and mix well such that there are no lumps.
  6. Pour this mixture on a greased square pan (about 8 * 8 inches).
  7. Garnish it with chopped nuts and press gently.
  8. Then let it set for an hour and slice and serve.
Besan Burfi

  • While roasting, stirring continuously is very important for roasting it evenly.
  • Sugar syrup consistency is important. If the syrup thickens than required then the burfi becomes dry, the opposite, the burfi becomes too soft. 
  • Instead of pistachios, you can use any other nuts of your choice too.


  1. Burfi looks so so delish and lovely presentation :) Happy raksha bandhan dear :) Hope kids had lots of fun :)

  2. While the festival is celebrated by Indians in other parts of the world, here we don't. But sure I have had much about the festival. The burfi is so lovely and of course the nuts are those I love for the crunch. Beautifully made and I sure learned how to make it from your recipe.

  3. burfi looks so good and tempting...

  4. Delicious looking burfi,hope kids enjoyed..

  5. Burfi looks awesome and also presentation is great! Clicks are perfect

  6. Tempting and delicious burfi..

  7. they have turned out so well & hope your wish of meeting bro comes true very soon :)..

  8. Lovely wonderful burfi for your loving brother... Wish you will be with your brother the next year...

  9. Lovely looking pics.. Very inviting barfi, easy to make & yummy to taste :) May u meet ur brother soon dear :)

  10. hw beautiful clik it is...missing mr bros too:( BTW burphi luks really yummy n perfect 2 celebrate.

  11. I miss my bro too... Burfi looks so tempting

  12. wow...beautiful pics Divya! Burfil looks absolutely delicious...Hope your kids had great fun celebrating Raksha Bandhan...May your wish come true soon :)

  13. Cute kiddos, hugs to both of them.. Even i missed my brother eventhough he is not far away from me. Besan burfi looks as an incredible sweet for the celebration.

  14. Simplest yet the most favorite of all authentic sweets!!! :) Superlike...

  15. burfi looks pretty and delicious!
    Happy festival days!

  16. hope your kids had fun and you too...burfi looks wonderful dear

  17. delicious burfi divya, i was thinking of you y'day

  18. hi divya.. first time on ur blog..and what better than a sweet..ur burfis have come out very well.. really tempting

  19. lovely..i love the last picture very much..very cute..

  20. burfi semmaya irruku da :) i hope kutties would have enjoyed raksha bandhan..

  21. Thangam I wish you and rasukutty should together celebrate next Raksha Bandhan!! May God bless you both dear!!! Super clicks and yummy burfi!!!


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