Monday, November 5, 2012

7 Cup Cake/Burfi





Don’t get misled by the name 7 cup cake, no, it is not a cake rather it is a burfi – a soft one. It is something very similar to the Mysore Pak. It gets its name from the number of cups of ingredients. The measurements are very easy to remember: equal measures of besan, coconut, milk, ghee and 3 times sugar.

I am quite apprehensive about preparing any kind of burfis. You need to know exactly when to transfer to the greased tray. If early then you end up in halwa like consistency and if late your sweet may crumble and become powdery. So removing from heat at the right stage is the key to getting delicious and pretty looking burfis.

I have tried my best to explain the various stages. In case of any queries please feel free to contact me.



Makes about 25 Medium sized pieces

What you’ll need

  1. Besan – 1 Cup
  2. Scraped Fresh Coconut – 1 Cup
  3. Milk – 1 Cup
  4. Ghee - 1 Cup
  5. Sugar – 3 Cup


Method

In a heavy bottomed Kadai, add the besan, scraped coconut, sugar, milk and ghee.
Mix well, without any lumps.
Grease a tray and keep aside. Also grease the underside of a flat cup.
Place the Kadai on heat, and start cooking on medium heat. Keep stirring.


After a few minutes the mixture will become smooth and will start boiling.
Keep stirring, on low to medium flame.


In the next stage, the mixture will start thickening.




Keep stirring. Next the mixture will get thick, and leave the sides. The mixture becomes frothy the sides.


At this stage, remove from flame and transfer into the greased tray. Smoothen the top by tapping with the greased underside of the cup.
Allow to cool for a few minutes and then mark the pieces with the help of a sharp knife, while still warm.





Cool completely, remove the pieces carefully and store in airtight containers.




38 comments:

Roshni said...

I am also planning the same sweet (mostly) for diwali.. :-)

Faseela Noushad said...

Super yummy n tempting Burfi....

Kurinji said...

Burfi looks yummy....

Prathibha said...

very delicious burfi...looks yumm

PT said...

yummy and tempting..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow yummy burfi,luks too gud...

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

wow yummmmy burfi...
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divya said...

looks awesome n wonderful clicks too..

Swasthi said...

we make a similar one with maida, and we call it plain burfi. This recipe is new to me. looks perfect and delicious.

Priya R said...

these are my favorite and love the way you have done it

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said...

Delicious burfi...

Sravs said...

Wow so tempting burfi !!!! Perfectly prepared !!!!

Vimitha Anand said...

So very tempting burfis dear. Perfect

Suhasini Deepak said...

superb explanation

Suja Manoj said...

Adipoli,looks super yum,perfectly made

Julie said...

Awesome barfi..yummy & perfect:)
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Priya said...

I want to make some atleast for this diwali,but everyone at home asking badusha,dunno wat am going to make.

Btw they came out extremely prefect,wonderful squares.

Anu said...

Delicious and perfect cake.

Sangeetha said...

burfi came out so well and looks very delicious too...wonderful recipe with clear explanation...nice clicks too!!

Farah Saleem azeez said...

ooooh! looks super!

SouthIndianHome said...

My favourite burfi. Looks delicious

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious 7 cup cake Kaveri, Yummy my favorite.

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious :)

Nandini said...

Delicious sweet! My favourite:)

Prathima Rao said...

Tempting burfis...!!!Always a fav with people...Looke perfect,.
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Usha said...

Delicious !! Love the pictures too :)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Lovely yummy burfis...Looks super perfect...Mom used to make this never tried my hands on it..

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Super easy recipe..Awesome Stepwise pictorial..very easy to follow..

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Nagashree said...

Delicious, good explanation on the consistency.

Sugar said...

hey I giess i removed mine way too early!!! do you think I can put in back on the stove and rectify it?its a perfect halwa, right now!

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

@Sugar: Sorry for the late reply. But you can surely keep it back on stove and stir for few more minutes till the right consistency is reached and transfer back to the greased tray.

Anonymous said...

I made this burfi. It turned out to be soft and chewy. Is this how it is supposed to be?. But, everybody liked the taste and it was a big hit in the party. Thanks for sharing.

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

It is soft but usually not chewy...Maybe you should have removed it at the next stage.

Ruchi Indu said...

Hello Kaveri,

I made this burfi and it came out pretty well. Thanks for the recipe and the step by step instructions. Waiting for more interesting ones.

http://endekushini.blogspot.in/2012/11/7-cup-burfi.html

~Ruchi

HARIKESH PRASAD said...

yummy.... Diwali sweet .I love it.

specs buffy said...

Oh yes this is a wonderful cousin to our mysorepak!!! but as you rightly said transferring the contents at the right time is indeed a task- once for me it was a wee bit early and instantly changed the name to Besan halwa and on another occasion it just crumbled like my dreams:)
The greasing of the underside of a cup to smoothen the surface is indeed a useful tip!

Anonymous said...

Tried out this recipe, it turned out well... Thanks for this wonderful sweet recipe...

Suhasini Deepak said...

did u seive the kadala mavu before the preparation?

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