Mawa Burfi or Khoya burfi

Mawa Burfi or Khoya burfi

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!!

Try my other sweet recipes – Desserts Meethi Bundi, Kaju Katli, Milk Peda, Angoori Gulab Jamun and much more.

Mawa Burfi or Khoya burfi

Mawa Burfi or Khoya burfi
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Homemade mawa combined with sugar, nuts and flavored with cardamom creates this popular sweet delicacy.
Servings Prep Time
20-30 PIECES 10 MINUTES
Cook Time
20-30 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
20-30 PIECES 10 MINUTES
Cook Time
20-30 MINUTES
Mawa Burfi or Khoya burfi
Votes: 6
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Homemade mawa combined with sugar, nuts and flavored with cardamom creates this popular sweet delicacy.
Servings Prep Time
20-30 PIECES 10 MINUTES
Cook Time
20-30 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
20-30 PIECES 10 MINUTES
Cook Time
20-30 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS
  • 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
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METHOD
  1. Assemble all the ingredients.
  2. 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.
  3. Mix in sugar and keep mixing. Mix in rose essence.
  4. Cook on a low flame. The mixture will become all runny as sugar has melted. No worries.
  5. 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.
  6. Do the thickness test. Take some dough in your hand and if it forms a ball without sticking means your mawa dough is ready.
  7. Grease a tray or thali.
  8. Transfer mawa mixture to it and using a knife shape it up.
  9. Sprinkle eliachi powder...
  10. Almonds and pistachios..
  11. And keep it aside till set and cooled completely. Cut into squares..
  12. And enjoy. Good for 1 week if stored in airtight container.

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6 Responses

  1. Heather Saldanha says:

    I made this using ricotta (2 x454 gms) Microwave method to make mawa. In your other recipe for the smaller quantity, i.e. 2,5 cups mawa you use 2 tablespoons ghee and in this recipe for 4 cups you use 1 teaspoon ghee. My mix was quite dry and I think when it has cooled down it will not come out in any kind of pieces. Can you advise? Thanks

    • Ruchi says:

      Heather, each recipe is different. The quantity of ghee is measured on the basis of moisture in the mawa.
      Coming on to your query – Did you add 1 tablespoon ghee to the cooked mawa (after microwaving)?
      My mix was quite dry and I think when it has cooled down it will not come out in any kind of pieces. Can you advise?
      If the mixture feels dry and crumbly, add 1 tablespoon milk or cream and it will bind well. Keep me posted.

  2. Jaya says:

    It was awesome! Rose water is the key!

  3. perween mufti says:

    very easy to make and delicious

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