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Nov 8, 2015

Easy Maida Burfi Recipe - Quick Barfi made in 20 mins

In my place, there is a sweet stall. They sell a burfi which taste so yummy. It is soft and just melt in your mouth. Yesterday me and my mom were having an argument, she told me that those burfis are made with gram flour, but i told her that no not at all, they are made with maida. This argument got very serious and i told her that i will make you that burfi right now, lets taste and decided. Immediately i got into action and made it, and when she tasted it she accepted that it is made with maida.

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When i made it yesterday i didn't take picture of it, so i made it again today and took pictures. I can't wait to share it with you all. This needs just 4 ingredients and it is a breeze to make. The key thing is to get the syrup right, everything else is easy peasy.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 Mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Makes: 9 large burfi


Ghee - 1/4 cup
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1/3 cup
Yellow Food Colouring a pinch


Heat a nonstick kadai, add in ghee and melt it, once it is melted add in flour and stir fry till the raw smell leaves away. Remove it to a bowl.

In the same pan, add in sugar and water..Add in food colouring as well. Now mix well and cook this till 1 string consistency. when you take some of the syrup between your index and thumb finger, you will be able to form 1 string. Check image.

Now take it off the heat, this is very important, Turn off the heat and add in the flour mix in.

Now keep on mixing this, it will take 3 to 5 mins. It will get thick. 

At this stage pour this into the greased tray and smoothen the top.

Now set this for 15 to 30 mins.

Cut it into squares and serve.

Take all your ingredients

Grease a square pan with ghee

Melt ghee in a nonstick pan

once it is melted

add in maida or all purpose flour

mix well

stir fry till the raw smell leaves from this

remove to a bowl

now in the same pan

add in sugar

add in water

mix well

add in little yellow colour

mix well

bring it to a boil and cook till 1 string consistency

now it has reached the consistency
when you take some of the syrup between your finger, you will be able to form 1 string like this


now use a spatula to mix this really well

break any lumps as you see..

keep on mixing..you will feel that this is not going to work, but trust me..It will..

keep mixing, at one point it will get thick 

this is the stage, if you keep on mixing after this, then it will crumble

spoon this into the tray
spread evenly..let it set for 15 to 30 mins

cut it into squares


Enjoy these melt in mouth burfi..


  1. I am going to make this. I have also noted down 2 other burfi recipes from your blog to make as xmas gifts for friends. I'm glad that it's made with normal flour because I don't use chickpea flour regularly- the rest would go to waste when I buy a bag. Could you also do a soan papdi or patisa recipe- with the flaky layers?

  2. I appreciate your patience and sincerity. You made it back to back just to post in on the blog. Now whenever I enter my kitchen, I remember you and your blog as I have been following it since 3 years. Every day the first thing in the morning, I open google and see what you have posted. Enjoying your posts. Keep it up. Keep posting, We have learnt tons from you and I feel more confident in the kitchen now ... all thanks to you.


  3. Yes agreed with above comment, once turn on my pc will check what you posted today, you doing great job, any recipes i need first thing i will check in blog. I learn a lot from your blog . Thank you very much for all picture with step by step its helps a lot.

  4. Hi I made these but it became hard while I was putting it in a square pan why is that?

  5. Once we take off the stove and add the maid a mixture...should we mix it and put it back or just keep mixing it with out putting it back on the stove

  6. Once it is taken off heat need not put back to heat again? The consistency is achieved just by stirring off heat?


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