Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Besan & Coconut Burfi

Besan & and Coconut Burfi is a sweet dish and we can enjoy having them any time of the day. This sweet is similar to "Seven Cups burfi ". The whole process takes about 30 to 40 minutes and ready burfi is yummy to eat. It just melts in the mouth.
Preparing some thing nice and tasty is real fun. You get to enjoy the product when you distribute it and get good words after they munch the sweet.
I have used besan, ghee, coconut, sugar and some almonds. Added almonds powder in the burfi and spread the almond flakes on the top of the burfi too
Lets see some benefits of having Channa flour in our diet;
Besan/chickpea flour/Kadale hittu is naturally higher in protein. Besan is healthy and it contain unsaturated fats and low in cholesterol. It contain fiber. It has vitamin c and vitamin B 6 Thaiamin converts food into energy. Besan contain iron, magnesium and phosphorus. It helps to regulates blood pressure and build bones. Besan flour does not contain gluten.
Besan & Coconut Burfi is easy to prepare, have little patience and stir on low flame till it turn thick.

Things Needed 

Besan/chickpea flour : 1 cup
Milk : 1 Cup
Ghee : 1 Cup
Coconut : Grated : 1 Cup
Almonds :1 Cup
Sugar : 2 1/2 to 3 Cups
Cardamom : 5 to 6

Method :

1. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
2. Melt ghee into liquid form and keep it aside.
3. Powder cardamom into powder with little sugar and keep it aside.
4. Cut 1/2 cup almonds into rakes and powder the remaining almonds and keep it aside.

5. Now dry roast besan till the raw smell disappear.(3 to 4 minutes). Allow it to cool.
6. Take a big pan. Add milk, sugar, coconut, roasted besan, 1/2 cup of ghee and powdered almonds. Mix it well.

7. Mix it well nicely and keep that mixture on the fire. Let it be on low flame.

8. Keep stirring till it turns thick and starts leaving the pan. Stir for some more time. (may be another 5 minutes).

9. Add remaining ghee and keep on stirring. When the ghee mixes well and the burfi thickens. Add cardamom powder and stir.

10. Put the burfi mixture on a greased tray or greased plate.

11. Sprinkle almonds rakes on the burfi and press it with a spatula.
12. Let the almond pieces stick to the burfi. Leave it for 5 minutes and cut it according to your wish.
13. Remove the pieces slowly and serve them. 
 14. Put the remaining pieces in a airtight box and store it. It can stay for a week.

Note :

The whole process should be done on low flame. (or it might get burnt and will be waste). Adding more sugar helps the burfi to be thick fast. Adding more ghee is optional. It adds to the taste. (another 1/2 Cup of ghee). Adding almonds is optional. (It adds to the taste).
Time : 30 minutes
25 to 30 pieces can be made.