Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Coconut & gram flour barfi

I love October & November in India. The air is full of festivity & the entire country is geared up for Navratri followed by diwali! How can I not get in the spirit? After numerous calls to my mom I finally procured her secret barfi recipe and gave it a try. Poor mom, she was with me on skype call throughout the entire process & I simply bugged her with my insane questions. Well, barfi turned out into a melt-in-mouth delight and here I am munching merrily on it and writing my blog post :)






Nick named as seven cup barfi here are the ingredients required-

1 cup Gram flour/besan
1 cup grated coconut
1 cup ghee/clarified butter
3 cups sugar
1 cup full cream milk

Additional touch-

cardamom powder
cashew nuts & raisins for decoration



Preparation-

In a non-stick pan, add ghee (clarified butter) around 1 tbsp and gently roast the gram flour on a low flame. Keep tossing the flour for a couple of seconds till it loses its raw flavor. Add grated coconut and mix the flour with the coconut for few minutes. Add sugar, milk and only half a cup of ghee (retain the other half for later) to the pan. Keep mixing all the ingredients on a medium flame for 10 to 15 minutes. Ensure there are no lumps and all the ingredients have been incorporated well. Add the remaining half cup of clarified butter/ghee and mix well. Add cardamom powder and stir till the mixture starts thickening. Once the mixture thickens switch off the gas and dunk the contents on a greased plate. Before it completely sets, cut them into desired shapes. Decorate it with cashew nuts & raisins and watch it simply melt in your mouth....oops, there goes another barfi in my mouth ;)

12 comments:

  1. wow your melt in mouth barfi reads absolutely... well... melt in mouth!

    put on weight navratri and diwali!!!..(my way of saying happy navratri/diwali...gee!)

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  2. Hi! Plz send 2 for me and for ur dad.So nice and tempting cake . Nowadays ur mastering in sweet preparation also! I am sooooooooooooo proud of u dear. Keep it up! Mom

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  3. love reading ur post.. looks absolutely delicious..

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  4. Sounds exactly like 7cup cake, burfi looks super tempting and delicious..

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  5. This burfi luks tempting dear.Luv to try it soon.Luv ur blog of yumm recipes.Happy to follow U Suchi.

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  6. woohoo- suchu it looks lovely; melt-in-mouth stuff really !!

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  7. wow...hats off dear..you got it perfect in your first try..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  8. Awesome Burfi......LOoks perfect.

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  9. suchi, love the new look with the wood - awesome! And this barfi looks terrific too - have not made it with besan - bookmarking!

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  10. Mouthwatering n delicious burfi..yummy!!!
    first time to your space n glad to follow you :-)
    Do drop by my space too
    Erivum Puliyum

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