Maida Burfi, Maida Cake – An easy, quick and delicious sweet made using all purpose flour, sugar and ghee.
I wanted to make an elaborate meal for Diwali this time because it is Sanvi’s First Diwali Celebration. I was planning to make few sweets, savouries, and a meal also. I thought the sweets and savories must be quite simple to make.
Immediately, the first sweet that popped up in my mind was Maida Burfi. You can make this Maida Burfi in a jiffy. You can customize this sweet however you want. You can add colors, nuts, or even make different layers using different colors. I did not have colors or coco powder at home so I made an ordinary Maida Burfi. Hope you all like it.
Preparation Time. 5 minutes
Cook Time. 20 minutes
Recipe Cuisine. Indian
Recipe Category. Sweet
Yield. 15 pieces
All purpose flour/Maida/Plain flour – 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts/Mundhiri paruppu – 10 nos.
Sugar – 1 cup
Ghee/Vegetable oil/Dalda – 1/4 cup
Vanilla essence – 4 drops
Food color (any color) – a pinch (I used yellow food color)
Water – for making sugar syrup
Cardamom powder/Elakka thool – 1/2 teaspoon
Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.
1. In a mixing bowl, put maida and cardamom powder. Fry cashew nuts in Ghee and add it to the mixing bowl. In a non stick pan, heat the ghee. The ghee should be hot. Then, in low flame add the maida flour mixture little by little and stir well until the maida gets fried evenly. Keep it aside.2. In the same pan, dissolve the sugar in water and bring it to boil. Add the vanilla essence and the food color to the boiling sugar and water. Keep boiling the sugar and water (syrup) until a drop of syrup leaves one string between your thumb and finger.3. Add the fried maida and keep on stirring till the mixture gets thickened. Switch off the flame. Grease the plate using ghee, and spread the mixture in the plate. Level the burfi using a spoon or a zip lock. After the burfi cools down but still warm, grease the knife and cut into desired shapes. When the burfi completely cools down, invert the plate with the burfis into another plate by tapping the plate gently. Transfer the burfis into an airtight container.Now, Maida Burfi is ready!