Simplicity is Grandeur. The simplest of ingredients can sometimes give us marvelous recipes. Don't you agree? Today's recipe is made of such basic ingredients found in every household - Wheat and Besan. While we are already familiar with the popular Mysorepauk-recipes here and herewhere Besan/Gram flour is the common ingredient, a fusion between Wheat flour and Besan is most welcome. 

This recipe is my MIL's brainchild. She loves giving a face-lift to the otherwise mundane recipes and transfer them to tasty delights. I was so excited to hold the box of sweets she bought me this time after her trip back from India that I refused to leave it alone until I finished the photo shoot.

As far as today's post is concerned, the recipe credit completely goes to my MIL, especially 'professional pieces'of cutting.  I totally loved gazing at the perfectly sliced Burfis. Thank you Amma. 

I am ever indebted to Hubby darling for all his support in this endeavour and Little "V" for being super super cooperative during photo shoots. She was so thoughtful enough to stand beside me and pick and adjust any small thing that moved or fell. I should also mention my friend Ammu (Amudha Siva) for taking special interest in giving me inputs and tips for photography. Thank you Ammu. Feeling blessed and happy to have people like these. On this sweet note ... move on to read the recipe.

Preparation time:5 min
Cooking time: 6-7 min
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweets
Level: Easy
Makes: 15 burfis
Source: MIL

Nutrition Facts
Servings 15.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 141
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4 g7 %
Saturated Fat 2 g12 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0 %
Sodium 1 mg0 %
Potassium 15 mg0 %
Total Carbohydrate 25 g8 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g3 %
Sugars 20 g
Protein 1 g3 %
Vitamin A3 %
Vitamin C0 %
Calcium0 %
Iron2 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
  • 1/2 cup Wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup Besan/Gram flour
  • 1/4 cup Ghee/Clarified butter
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 drops of Vanilla extract/Cardamom powder (optional)
  • Sieve together both the flours and set aside.
  • Grease a plate or tray with ghee or line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • In a thick bottomed vessel/ kadai melt 1/4 cup ghee. 
  • Roast the flour mix until a subtle aroma wafts. This helps to get a lump free mixture. Transfer it to another plate.
  • Add sugar to the same Kadai and add water just sufficient to submerge the sugar.
  • Let it bubble to reach single string stage. Add the flour mix to the syrup and stir well to incorporate. When the mixture starts to froth, quickly pour the mixture into the lined/ greased tray.
  • Slice into diamonds or square when still warm.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and store in a cool dry place.
  • Wheat flour is heat sensitive and hardens quickly. So, to get a soft burfi, ensure to transfer the mixture quickly to a plate once it starts frothing. Else, you will end up biting into hard burfis.
  • The inherent heat will anyway help the entire mass to firm up.
  • If you take a closer look at the pictures below you can see very delicate cracks on the burfi's surface. That is how the end product should look like.


  1. Wow! such an easy recipe... Don't wanna miss these tempting sweets. Thanks for the mention dear ;)

  2. This looks delicious! The clicks are amazing dear... each one of them excelling and competing against each other... I love traditional desserts like these and enjoy at every chance, though not an expert at making them...

    1. Thank you Sweetie. Hey you must try this. I am sure R and A would also like this. This is cake work darling. You are an amazing cook and am sure you can do it breezy

  3. These look really good, I haven't tried anything similar before so would love to give them a try!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. Do try and let me know

  4. Looks yummy and delicious...Loved all those beautiful clicks

  5. Yes please, its definitely a grandeur. Loving this burfi though sadly we don't have takers for anything sweet in my house.

  6. wow..the barfis look so tempting and delicious..love the pics too :)


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