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!!
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Mawa Burfi or Khoya burfi
- 4 cups Thick Mawa
- 1-1-1/2 cup Superfine Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Silvered almonds for garnish
- 2 tablespoon Crushed Pistachios
- 1/4 teaspoon Eliachi Powder (Cardamon Powder)
- 1 teaspoon Ghee
- 1-2 tablespoon Milk Powder (optional)
- A few drops of Rose water or any essence
- Assemble all the ingredients.
- In a pan heat ghee and crumble mawa. Mix and cook for 1 minute. Add 1 tablespoon of pistachios and save 1 tablespoon for later.
- Mix in sugar and keep mixing. Mix in rose essence.
- Cook on a low flame. The mixture will become all runny as sugar has melted. No worries.
- Keep mixing till all the moisture is absorbed and the mixture turns very thick like a dough. In case your mixture is still liquidy add milk powder and adjust sugar and mix.
- Do the thickness test. Take some dough in your hand and if it forms a ball without sticking means your mawa dough is ready.
- Grease a tray or thali.
- Transfer mawa mixture to it and using a knife shape it up.
- Sprinkle eliachi powder...
- Almonds and pistachios..
- And keep it aside till set and cooled completely. Cut into squares..
- And enjoy. Good for 1 week if stored in airtight container.