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Nov 2, 2011

Maida Barfi / Barfi Made with All Purpose Flour – Sweets for Diwali

This is one of the dish which took place in our diwali gift box..I will share the photos of that soon in my other blog..It is such a easy peesy recipe and took only a few minutes to make..Everyone in my family as well at work enjoyed a lot..

I was really happy that I found some flowers which matches perfectly with the barfi..I was lucky enough to find those flowers in our backyard..My Sister was kind enough to pluck it for me..

 I loved the bright yellow colour of the barfi which makes a wow presentation...I hope everyone loved it too..I mean you could use any food colouring as you wish..

Right now I am busy watching masterchef season 2 while I write this post..I want to finish this post as soon as possible so that I can go and enjoy the program..So I stop with this and off you go to the step by step recipe with pictures..


Flour- 1 cup
Sugar-2 cup
Ghee- ½ cup
Cashews-3 tblspn chopped
Cardamom / Yelakai-3 crushed
Yellow Food Colouring-a pinch


Heat ghee in a kadai..Add in cashews and fry till golden..Remove this and set aside.

Now add in flour and fry till light golden colour and you get a lovely aroma..Remove this to a plate and set aside..

Now take sugar in the same kadai and add in some water to cover the sugar..

Bring this to boil and let it reach one string consistency ( ie,if you take the spoon from the sugar syrup the last drop falling from the spoon forms a string shape or if you take some water in a bowl and drop this sugar syrup in that water,the sugar wont dissolve in that..)

Now add in cardamom and food colouring to this and mix well.

Add in the fried flour to this and mix well..Cook this for 5-10 mins stirring continuously..Add in cashew pieces and mix well..

At one stage the barfi will leave the sides and starts to come together..

At that time pour the maida mixture to a well buttered tin and flatten it out...Spread some sliced almond pieces over this for garnishing, but make sure you press the almonds over this slightly so that it sticks to the barfi.

Allow it to cool..It will get harden as it cools down..

Cut into pieces and serve or give it as presents..

Note: After it cools a bit, touch and see..If it is still gooey, don’t panic..Just empty the whole lot in the kadai again and stir few more minutes...Now put it back to the tin and proceed as usual..

Take all your ingrediants
Melt ghee in the kadai

add in cashews

fry till golden

remove and set aside
now add in flour to the remaining ghee

fry it till nice aroma comes from that

Don't worry it will be a gooey mess...Now remove and set it in a bowl or plate...Opps i forgot to picture it..
Now take sugar in the kadai

add in water

and mix well

bring this to boil

till it reaches one string consistency

now add in cardamom

and food colouring

mix well

now add in the fried maida mixture

and mix well

stir continously

stir well..
add in cashews and mix well

till it comes off the sides
apply some ghee in a tin

and spread the mixture to a tin

sprinkle with some almonds

let it cool down...Now cut into pieces

a close up shot


  1. My MIL makes maida burfi and I enjoy its taste but never made it myself..ur step by step pics are too good.

  2. Mmmm looks so good, I have to try this


  3. yummy.. Love all the colors and clicks.

  4. Yummy Maida Burfi Dear.Neat recipe with delicious clicks.Luv it.

  5. This looks very pretty! I bet must be very delicious with cashews and cardamom in it.

  6. hi aarthi, looks delicious and suitable as giveaways for festive occasions like your diwali, so you had a great time i guess, having a great fiesta

  7. Looks absolutely divine and irresistible burfi.

  8. Awesome pictures and recipe Aarthi. I like the recipe index the most :-) in your blog.

  9. Yummy & colorful Barfi.. Bookmarked it...

  10. barfi looks fabulous... liked your presentation very much..

  11. yummy burfi...looks super delicious

  12. Burfi looks yumm!! Never tasted burfi with maida..loved your cool recipes..happy to follow u :)
    Thanks for leaving a nice comment at my space..


  13. thnks for stopping by and following me...am already following you....

  14. Hey....Thnx for your lovely comments...Burfi looks delicious...Following you dear....Keep visiting me too..

  15. delicious barfi!!nice presentation!!!

  16. fabulous burfi..never tried before bookmarks dear...

  17. Very nicely done burfis..I like the clicks

  18. Ciao, grazie per esserti unita ai miei sostenitori. Ricambio con piacere la tua visita, anche perchè vedo che hai un bel blog.Da oggi ti seguo anch'io. Proverò questa ricetta, mi sembra deliziosa! A presto

  19. Aarthi your blog is so pretty ! I love your pictures step by step!

  20. I too make it same way, great effort!

  21. Very lovely and delicious barfi. I Bookmarked this.

  22. I LOVE Indian food...Happy to follow you back!!!

  23. Wonderful..looks very tempting..luv it

  24. wat a wonderful selection of recipe aarthi.. love it..
    An award is waiting for you..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  25. mmmm..... delicious and simple burfi. Had this once and loved it. Thanks for the recipe and step by step pics dear. Very useful too.

  26. I don't know lots of stuff about indian cooking, but this looks really good!

  27. fantasic burfi and they came out well

  28. Thanks fr stopping by dear...luv ur barfi..so yumm:)

  29. What an interesting dessert. At first glance it reminds me of bark that we make a lot during the holidays. This sounds so delicious and your photos are lovely. Thank you for sharing and for stopping by my blog.

    I'll be sure to follow you so I can be sure to view all your posts.

  30. This looks so delicious and the color is amazing!

  31. Thanks for visiting my space.
    You have a lovely space....liked they picture wise description of each step its very helpful....
    Love barfi recipe and wonderful color

  32. Please take this in the spirit of humor with which it is intended: do you have any idea how appalling a word "barfi" might be in the States?

  33. Stephen..Thanks for your comment...Sorry i have no idea about that...Since i have never been to states..


  34. Thanks for visiting my blog ... and for this recipe! I just had some Diwali sweets at my friend's house last week, and now I can make them myself! I can't wait to try it. :)

  35. can v replace d ghee vth butter?i want to make in huge quantity?waiting 4 d reply..

  36. @mahaI dont think butter will work because butter has some milk solids in it which will give out lots of water first. So you can try half butter and half ghee. The flavour of ghee is what makes this barfi really tasty..

  37. I tried this.. it came out so nice.thanks for the wonderful receipe


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