Sunday, August 14, 2011

Recipe: Burfi

This is a traditional Indian milk pudding, often served on festive occasions.

  • 285ml (8fl oz) honey
  • 240g (8oz) butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 55ml (2fl oz) milk
  • 110g (4oz) ground nuts: eg. almonds, walnuts, or pistachios
  • 275g (10oz) milk powder

In a saucepan, heat the honey, butter, ground cardamom, and milk over a low heat, stirring to avoid burning, until well blended.  Add the ground nuts, stir to combine, then remove the pan from the heat.  Add the powdered milk slowly, stirring until completely dissolved.  The mixture will gradually thicken.  When it is very stiff, spread in a shallow pan and place in the refrigerator to set.  Cut into diamond shapes, and serve at room temperature.
Makes 30-36 squares

Source from Yoga Mind & Body by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre