Few days back I updated a post on how to make homemade mawa and had plenty of mawa left on hand. So here come a easy and simple recipe made just with mawa and sugar. Mawa burfi also known as khoya burfi is a popular sweet during festive season. Prepared with homemade mawa, this burfi is so creamy, moist and delicious that with the first bite you take in you will crave for more. Burfi is another name for milk solids which combined with sugar and nuts creates this popular sweet delicacy.
If using the store bought mawa – grate it first and then add sugar. The secret to this recipe is simple – after adding sugar cook mawa and sugar on a low heat till it becomes a thick dough. If it still feels runny and liquid-y add 1-2 tablespoon milk powder to bring it to that thick dough consistency.
The same recipe can be used to make pedas. Experiment and enjoy different flavors –
For chocolate burfi – add 1-2 tablespoon of cocoa powder and mix it to the dough, shape like burfi or peda and enjoy.
For Kesar burfi – add 1-2 teaspoon of saffron strands to the cooking mawa, add sugar and enjoy!!