Multi-Grain Burfi is the sweet I tried and relished for Diwali. I had a plan in mind that I should try and make sweets as healthy as possible for the festival (Can sweets be healthy at all?? Good question..). So I tried this combination of grains. I feel that the ingredients can be altered based on the available ingredients. But the end product was a somewhat guilt free dessert that can be enjoyed by one and all. I had to keep some pieces extra careful (at the back of the refrigerator!!) for my sister who is visiting us after Diwali! Sweet lover as she is, she thoroughly enjoyed them !!

Multi Grain Burfi

Ingredients - 

Quinoa 1 cup
Barley Flakes 1 cup
Rolled Oats 1 cups
Coconut grated (Fresh,Frozen or Dry) 2 cups
Mixed Nuts 3/4 cups (Almonds and Cashews)
Milk 4 cups
Besan (Chick pea flour)  1/4 cup
Sugar 3 cups
Ghee/Clarified Butter 4 Tbsp

Method Of Preparation - 

Dry roast quinoa, barley flakes and rolled oats. Powder them upon cooling.

Roast the coconut on low heat. 

Also roast the almonds and cashews and powder them upon cooling.

In a heavy bottomed pan, add some ghee and fry the chick pea flour(Besan) until the raw smell changes to a nice aroma!

To the nice smelling besan, add the powdered quinoa, barley flakes and rolled oats, grated and roasted coconut, powdered almonds and cashews. 

Gently mix them and add milk gradually to make a smooth batter. Let the mixture boil and thicken.

Finally add the sugar and the remaining ghee while constantly stirring the mixture. The burfi is done when the whole thing comes together as a single mass without sticking to the edges.

On a parchment paper lined plate (or a cookie sheet) or a greased plate, pat the mixture evenly and smoothen the top with a greased ladle. 

Gently cut into desired shape and store in an airtight container. Refrigerate for longer shelf life (upto a week if they last!).

Sending these delicious Burfis to Priya's CWF - WG: Quinoa event.

Preparation time 1 hr
Makes 75 pieces (varies according to the size of the burfi)


  1. hey this is truly different and very innovative--- i guess binging on this will be less sinful--- :P

  2. Daisy Roshan Says:
  3. this is an interesting twist to usual burfi recipe....very healthy indeed...a must try!!

  4. Tahemeem Says:
  5. A healthy recipe which can eaten without guilt... Thanks for sharing it...

  6. A Very healthy way to prepare such delicious burfis. Loved the look of them.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. Priya Suresh Says:
  8. Burfi with multi grain, thats very brilliant..

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