The name 7 cup burfi originated due to the fact that 7 cups of ingredients are used in the recipe.
It is also called seven cup cake, one of the easy Indian sweets made with basic ingredients. It is one of the most preferred desserts during festival season and special occasions in south India.
Gram flour, sugar, milk, coconut, ghee and almond - cashew powder are mixed in and cooked until sugar melts and mixture turns thick, finally flavoured with cardamom powder.
7 cup burfi - a beginner's delight
Seven cup burfi is probably one of those beginner's recipe as the best part is that it is very easy to remember the measurements of the ingredients and the chances to err are very less but the final judgment of consistency is very crucial. It is one of the easy burfi recipes to make with minimal effort.
Next time you plan to make an Indian dessert, try this easy sweet recipe and impress your family and friends.
Is 7 cup burfi recipe variations
Feel free to customise this recipe to suit your taste buds.
You could dry roast besan until aromatic before mixing in with other ingredients. However, I personally didn't find any difference with or without roasting besan.
The traditional recipe has 3 cups/measures sugar, 1 cup/measure each ghee, milk, grated fresh coconut and gram flour. However, in this recipe, I have reduced the sugar quantity to 2 cups and added 1 cup of cashew and almond powder to enhance the taste.
Gram Flour / Chickpea flour/ Besan: 1 cup
Sugar: 2 cups
Ghee: 1 cup, melted
Almond + Cashew powder: 1 cup
Desiccated Coconut: 1 cup
Milk: 1 cup
Cardamom powder: 1 tsp
Almonds (optional) : 1 tsp, sliced
Pistachio (optional) : 1 tsp, sliced
Cashews (optional) : 1 tsp, chopped
How to make 7 cup burfi?
Line the pan with parchment paper/butter paper or grease it with ghee and set aside.
In a wide bowl place 1 cup gram flour, 1 cup milk, 1 cup ghee, 2 cups of sugar, coconut, cashew powder, almond powder. Whisk the mixture until well combined and it is lump free.
Transfer the mixture to a deep-bottomed pan. On medium-low heat bring it to a boil.
Continue to cook, stirring the mixture at regular intervals for about 20-25 minutes or until the mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan and get a porous texture and bubbly. At this point add cardamom powder, mix well
Continue to cook for another 5 -10 minutes or until the mixture reached desired consistency. The mixture should be slightly chewy and fudge-like.
Turn off the heat and transfer the burfi mixture onto a greased tray, and even it out.
Garnish with chopped pistachios, almonds and cashews. Allow it to cool for 10 - 15 minutes, cut it into desired shape.
I have used a simple tray and slicer to cut the burfi's. Every single time I get a perfect and uniform burfi without any mess. This is a simple kitchen gadget I find it handy to use either for brownies, tray cakes or burfis.
Enjoy the scrumptious 7 cups burfi....
Sieve besan before using it in this recipe.
Take a bit of mixture in a spoon, allow it cool down and check the consistency. It should be somewhere between slightly chewy and fudge like. If it is too chewy then it needs to cook more.
Always cook on medium heat to get perfect texture. Do not change the heat settings.
Cut the burfi while it is still warm, if it cools down completely the pieces will break.
Burfi keeps setting as it cools, do not worry if you still feel slightly chewy at the edges, it will set in an hour or so.
Cashewnut powder, almond powder, and dry fruits are optional. I have used them to enhance the taste.
You may substitute desiccated coconut with freshly grated coconut.
You may dry roast besan on low flame until aromatic and follow the rest of the instructions as mentioned above.
Good quality flour yields the best burfi.
Cooking time depends on the type of burner you use.
It's not essential to use the tray with a slicer, use greased plate or tray and a sharp knife to cut the besan burfi. Ensure to use a greased knife to cut burfi without any mess.
More Indian Dessert Recipes
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Mango Coconut Burfi: delicious tropical flavoured fudge made with mango pulp and desiccated coconut.
Pumpkin Halwa/ Kaddu ka halwa: An easy and exotic dessert made with the goodness of pumpkin, milk and flavoured with cardamom.
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Wheat Payasam: A delicious, healthy creamy dreamy dessert made with whole wheat berries, sweetened with jaggery and flavoured with cardamom.
Sweet Pongal: Classic south Indian sweet prepared with rice, moong dal, jaggery, dry fruits, ghee and flavoured with cardamom and edible camphor.
Moong Dal Payasam: a delicious and creamy south Indian dessert made using coconut milk, yellow split moong dal, sweetened with jaggery, flavoured with cardamom and garnished with nuts and raisins.
📖 Recipe Card
7 Cup Burfi | Gram flour & Coconut Fudge
1 Cup = 250ml ; 1 Tablespoon = 15ml
- Line the pan with parchment paper or grease it and set aside.
- In a wide bowl place gram flour, melted ghee, sugar, coconut, cashewnut powder, almond powder, cardamom powder. Whisk the mixture until well combined and it is lump free.1 Cup Gram Flour/ Besan / Chickpea flour, 1 Cup Dessicated Coconut, 1 Cup Milk, 1 Cup Cashewnut Powder + Almond Powder, 1 Cup Ghee, 2 Cup Sugar, 1 Tablespoon Cardamom Powder
- Transfer the mixture to a deep bottomed pan. On medium low heat bring it to boil.
- Continue to cook, stirring the mixture at regular intervals for about 20-25 minutes or until mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan and get porous and bubbly.
- At this point add cardamom powder, mix well and continue to cook for another 5 -10 minutes or until mixture reached desired consistency. Mixture should be between slightly chewy and fudge like.
- Turn off the heat and transfer the mixture onto a greased pan.
- Garnish with chopped pistachios and almonds. Cut into desired shape when the mixture is still warm and enjoy the 7 cups burfi......1 Cup Dry Fruits (optional)
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