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


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 ;)


  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!)

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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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