7 Cup Burfi Recipe – According to Wikipedia If you ask Wiki, he talks about the seven of cups and 7 cups but not 7 cup burfi. He must be thinking I only talk food to him. However his brother Wikihow knew 7 seven cup burfi and told me this “The name of this sweet treat comes from the fact that 7 cups are used to make it. This is a very popular Indian sweet usually made on special occasions, but you could make it on weekends or for dessert or whenever you want.”
According to Vinipedia
A soft burfi of besan having the divine flavour of coconut very simple to make. What appealed to me the most was the name “7 cup barfi”. Kind of mysterious… I got carried in to the recipe to find those 7 cups.
Let’s talk about Seven Cup Sweet Recipe
As the name suggests, the burfi needs seven cups of ingredients that include besan, desiccated coconut, sugar, milk and ghee.
You: It is not seven
Me: I said 7 cups of ingredients not 7 ingredients.
You: As in??
Me: As in we will have 3 cups of sugar and 1 cup each of remaining 4 ingredients making the total of seven cups of ingredients. As had I said 😉
Most of the recipes call for fresh coconut. I had desiccated one so I used that. And the burfi was perfect.
You can adjust the sugar as per your preference. 3 cups make it quite sweet, so feel free to decrease the quantity. I like my desserts really sweet, so I added 3 cups of sugar.
You can also use flavouring of your choice. For instance for my mother no Indian dessert is complete without cardamom. You can also use kesar, cashew nut powder etc.
The Beauty 7 Cup Burfi Recipe
Burfi… this name would scare me. But when I saw the 7 Cup Burfi, I fell for it. First because it has coconut and I love coconut and secondly, which is rather more important for someone who is not as crazy for coconut as I am, is that is very easy to make. I hope the sentence wasn’t too complex. It was my love for coconut speaking.
And the Beast (the difficult part about this recipe)
The fact that I have made this burfi proves that it is a forgiving recipe. What could go wrong with it is that either it won’t set or it will be too dry i.e. it might remain under cooked or get over cooked.
Experience and experiments (tips and tricks)
Although it is a very simple recipe still I wandered all over the internet to ensure that my burfi sets. And it sets properly. I found some stuff there. And I also used my experience of making rather setting the chocolate fudge. Here are a few hints the burfi mix will give you to tell that it is done. You know what I mean!!
- The mix will leave the sides as well as the bottom of the pan.
- When you move it with a ladle, it will come along as one lot.
- Do the soft ball test. Put a tiny portion in a glass of water. Let it sit for a few seconds and then try to make a ball of it. If you are able to form the ball, the mix is ready and if you are not able to form the ball, the mix needs further cooking.
Let’s just talk
My mother makes lots of Indian desserts such as mohanthaal, mysore paak, gulab jamun, maalpua etc. The list is endless. But I generally stay away from making them, just making them, not eating them :D. Once when she was at my place I gathered the courage of trying a few Indian desserts and that list included 7 cup burfi.
But things were not as easy as they sound. My little monster, who was two years old then, needed a full time attendant. It was like nazar hati durghatna ghati. So we decided to do the cooking at night after he goes to sleep.
Experimenting the recipes is so much fun all by itself and then if you have your mother along plus the late night factor… fun reaches another level all together! We tried a few recipes back to back.
Next morning my Dad had a tough time. Why?
The next morning:
Me: Papa try this naa…
Me: Okay now this one…
Papa: Hey this is also good!
And so on and on…
You know what I mean!!
7 Cup Burfi Recipe
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 25 Minutes
Servings 16 Pieces
INGREDIENTS FOR 7 CUP BURFI
- 1 cup gram flour (besan)
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 3 cup sugar (If you want it really sweet otherwise keep it 2 cups)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup ghee
- Handful of chopped nuts for garnishing
HOW TO MAKE 7 CUP BURFI
Dry roast 1 cup besan on a low flame till its aromatic.
Do not brown it.
Once the besan is cooked, add 1 cup desiccated coconut.
Add 3 cups sugar.
Add 1 cup milk.
Add 1 cup ghee.
And cook on a low flame.
After 10 minutes, the ghee starts to separate.
After further 5 minutes, the mix has large bubbles.
After further 3 minutes, the mix thickens and leaves the sides and bottom of the pan.
Do the soft ball test. Put a tiny portion in a glass of water and let it sit.
Make a ball with it. If you are able to make a ball the mix is ready to set. If you are not able to make a ball cook further for a minute and do the test. Repeat till the mix reaches the soft ball stage.
Once the mix has ready, pour in a lined or greased tray. Garnish with handful of chopped nuts.
Let it sit at the room temperature for 2 hours or more. It depends on the thickness of the burfi.
After a couple of hours, de-mould it.
Cut into desired size and serve.
Serve it as a dessert or prepare it on a special occasion or to gift to someone.
I make it too often for me, as I love coconut.
If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
Watch Video – How to Make 7 Cup Burfi | Seven Cup Sweet Recipe
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