BM #113 Week 3 Day 1 - 

This week I shall showcase some traditional sweets from different states of India.

Today's traditional sweet is from the the state of Gujarat. With simple and healthy ingredients, this burfi has become one of my favorites. 

I first tasted this at our local temple where one elderly lady distributed this sweet as part of the offering that day. I had the opportunity to get the recipe from her too. The forgetful me didn't note down the proportions but had an idea of the ingredients. 

Recipe Inspiration here
Ingredients - 

Wheat Flour 2 cups
Ghee 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp
Almonds + Cashew Coarsely crushed 1/2 cup
Cardamom Powder 1/2 tsp
Jaggery Powdered/Grated 1 1/2 cups

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated thick bottomed pan, add 1/2 cup of ghee and wheat flour.

Fry the flour until the flour turns golden brown. Make sure the flour is stirred continuously. It took me approximately 15 minutes.

When the flour is almost golden brown, add in the coarsely crushed almonds and cashews. Sprinkle the cardamom powder as well.

Remove from heat. Add the powdered/grated jaggery and sprinkle about a tablespoon of milk.

Mix thoroughly and the residual heat is enough for the whole mass to come together.

Immediately transfer the mixture onto a greased tray. (I used a parchment covered tray). Pat the mixture evenly onto the tray.

The mixture has to be firmly tapped else it will turn crumbly.

After about 30 minutes, using a knife, roughly make slices and set aside for a couple of hours.

Carefully lift the slices and store them in an airtight container. 


Preparation Time 25 minutes + 2.5 hours resting time
Makes 50 1- inch squares + 1/2 cups of crumbles :)


  1. This is one of the most popular sweets of Gujarat , we absolutely love it ! I love the addition of cardamom & almonds which are not used in the authentic version , but definitely enhance the taste .

  2. Pavani Says:
  3. This is a new Gujarati dessert for me. Sounds rich and decadent with the addition of ghee and the nuts. Will have to try it out some time.

  4. Suma Gandlur Says:
  5. Nothing can beat traditional Indian sweets if you ask me. The burfi sounds and looks quite delicious.

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