Barfi (Burfi)

Written By Lucy Pinder on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 | 9:00 PM


Ingredients

4 cups powdered milk
1 evaporated milk
Seeds of 4-5 green cardamom (Chhoti Ilaichi)
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tbs. oil or ghee

Instructions

In the powdered milk add enough evaporated milk to knead it into a hard dough. Roll it up into a hard ball and keep it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. Then take it out and grate it with a coarse grater. In a pot heat the oil and add the ilaichi seeds, grated milk, sugar and water and cook on low heat and keep stirring till the water has dried and it starts to come together and leaves the sides of the pot. Add a few drops of Kewra essence (optional) and set in a flat dish. When cool cut into pieces.

Serving: 6-8 persons

Variants:

COCONUT BURFI
Do not add water. Add grated coconut according to taste and yellow food color.

PISTA BURFI
Add chopped pista according to taste and green food color.

BADAM BURFI
Add grated almond

KAJU BURFI
Add grated kaju (cashew nuts)

CHOCOLATE BURFI
Add chocolate powder.

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