Tuesday 13 November 2012

Maida Burfi - A Festive Sweet

Maida burfi, prepared with all purpose flour, is a very tasty and easy to make festive sweet that 
requires very few ingredients and does not require much time to prepare it. Has a taste similar to soan papdi and looks so delectable too. Try it once and you will definitely love its texture and flavor. The cardamom flavor blends well with the flour and gives you an amazing flavor. I have used milk powder here which adds an extra scrumptious taste to the sweet.  These burfis perfectly suits your festive mood and can also  be a great sweet to fill your gift boxes. Now lets see how to make this delectable sweet. 


Makes 20-22 burfis 
Total Preparation Time - 20 minutes 
  1. Maida / All purpose flour - 1 cup (100 grams)
  2. Milk powder - ¾ cup (75 grams)
  3. Sugar - 1½ cup (150 grams) 
  4. Cardamom pods - 6 (or) Cardamom powder - 1/4 spoon 
  5. Chopped cashews - 3 spoons (Optional)
  6. Saffron strands -Few (Optional)
  7. Ghee / Clarified butter - 15 spoons 
  8. Food color - 2 pinches (I used orange red color) 


  • Place a pan on flame and add 5 spoons of ghee to it, then add maida (all purpose flour) and roast on low flame until you get a nice aroma. 
  • Then remove from flame and add the milk powder (I used Amulya dairy whitener) mix well and set aside. 
  • Now take a pan and add sugar, cardamom pods or cardamom powder and 1½ cups of water (150 ml or until the sugar gets immersed well) and place on flame. 
  • Stir well until the syrup turns sticky and you get a single string consistency. (To check a single string consistency take a ladle of the sugar syrup and pour it in the pan slowly to check whether a well flowing string is formed while the sugar syrup is poured down) 
  • Now add the prepared maida and milk powder mixture slowly and keep stirring so that  no lumps are formed. 
  • The mixture will immediately thicken, now add some ghee and keep stirring. 
  • Add the remaining ghee and stir well until it all forms a single mass. 
  • Add any edible food color you want and mix well until the color spreads evenly. Stir well for another 2 minutes. (by this time you must be able to make non-sticky balls out of it, if not pour some more ghee and keep stirring well until you can make a nice and smooth non-sticky ball)
  • Remove from flame and spread it (will be like chapati dough) into a greased pan.
  • Sprinkle some chopped nuts, saffron strands and press well using a flat surface greased with ghee. Set aside. 
  • When it cools down cut into desired shapes using a any cookie cutter or knife and serve!

TIP 1: If you are not sure about the sugar syrup consistency, just check whether the sugar syrup has got sticky, then add the flour. 

TIP 2: If you do not wish to use food color you can avoid it but instead of adding cashew nuts you can add pistachio nuts which will give a nice contrasting color. 

TIP 3: Slightly dry roast the cashew nuts and then chop it to give a crisper taste. 

TIP 4: You can also grease a flat surface with ghee then place the dough (after it cools down well) on it and spread well using a rolling pin (the ones you use for making chapatis) then sprinkle some chopped nuts and press well again. Using a cookie cutter chop into desired shapes then. This will be easier than the former method. Whatever utensils you use grease it well with ghee so that the dough does not stick to them.

TIP 5: The texture will change once it has cooled down well. Initially it will be very soft bu later on it will get the perfect burfi texture. 

TIP 6: You can also separate the prepared dough into two portions add two different food colors and prepare colorful burfis also.

Delectable melt in mouth Maida burfis are now ready!! Try it am sure everyone will love it!!

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  1. ah i m trying to cut down on maida and u hv put such tempting post here

    lovely amazing and till some time back i had no idea even maida wud also make barfi
    too good and the pics wow

  2. This one looks so amazing dear. Great clicks as always.

  3. Hey Divvy, nice clicks. It looks real festive. Happy Diwali to you

  4. wow Divy... even after had all sweets too, this burfi again tempting me to have.... then do parcel to Me.... he he he... HAPPY DIWALI TO U N UR FAMILY DEAR....

  5. Perfect Diwali barfi...awesome clicks...happy diwali

  6. Looks superb sis and i love the fact that you used milk powder it does give a melt-in-mouth texture... love your clicks too


  7. i like this bt we call maida halwa...happy diwali divya..and the pics..superb

  8. Awesome looking Burfi..Perfect way to celebrate this festive season. Happy Diwali to you and family

  9. Looking attrative and yummy...Happy Diwali dear...

  10. Awesome presentation........yummy look

  11. Lovely colourful burfi.happy diwali

  12. Wonderful clicks..Happy Diwali..!!

  13. Lovely Burfi. Can I use milk instead of milk powder? dont have right now in pantry and i want to make it.

    1. Hi dear..
      No you can't use milk, because you won't get the consitency perfectly. Milk powder only suits this recipe dear. You can replace it with sooji (rava) try that version dear. In such case slightly roast a cup of rava and use it for preparing burfis :)

  14. perfectly made.. very neat presentation..

  15. nice clicks divya.. i dont use milk powder.. yours looks perfect :)

  16. Happy diwali dear. Burfi looks so tempting

  17. Maida burffi looks delicious. Happy diwali to you and your family.

  18. looks so yummy! Happy Diwali

  19. Nice clicks Divya! The colour of the burfi is really attractive!

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  21. Hi Divya! congrats for the winner award in Asiya's event. Burfi looks great. loved the perfect shape and color too.

    1. Thanks dear :)Congrats and hearty wishes to you too Swasthi, for being the winner of her event :)

  22. Lovely... I love this burfi a lot.... Happy Diwali dear !

  23. Nice recipe and colorful pictures. Happy Diwali!!

  24. This is superb! Its so mouthwatering. Perfect festival sweet. :-D

    Happy Diwali.

  25. That is soooo pretty!!! very festive and very delicious!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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