The first time I had seven cups burfi is when a neighbor of mine shared it on an occasion. It tasted very delicious and yet different from kaju katli. When asked she told me that it was 7 cups.I was thrilled by the name and googled it to find out the recipe.After seeing the ingredients I understood why it got the name.So I tried it immediately on the following weekend.It is a very easy one as there is no need to boil sugar to a string consistency .Just mix all the ingredients together and keep stirring till the desired consistency for burfi is reached.So it is a fail proof one for all the beginners out there who are trying to make burfi for the first time.
Makes around 35 small burfis
Preparation time:30 minutes
Gram flour or besan-1 cup
Cashew-1 cup(or coconut flakes-1 cup)
Sugar- 3 cups
1.Grind the cashews to a fine paste.
2.Dry roast the gram flour or besan till you get a nice aroma.Do not brown the flour. Add the cashew paste to it.
3.Now add all the other ingredients to this besan mixture and mix well till no lumps are formed.Keep the flame to a medium and keep stirring.
4.Keep stirring till the mixture thickens and starts leaving the sides of the pan or wok.
5.Pour this mixture on to a greased plate and spread it evenly.Once it cools down slightly ,cut it into squares of equal shape.
6.Store the yummy 7 cups burfi in a dry jar or container.Stays good for 3-4 days when stored at room temperature.
* You can add coconut instead for cashews if you like coconut.
* Do not reduce the amount of sugar.
* You can add cardamom powder for an enhanced flavor.
* Roasting the gram flour adds a nice flavor tot the dish.