Dry fruits burfi is a traditional Indian sweet which is prepared almost in every state of India with some variations. Some prepare it with only dry fruits, while some add grated coconut to make it more healthy whereas some bind it with crushed dates and others use jaggery syrup.
At my mother’s house every year dry fruits burfi was prepared on the occasion of Shree Krishna Janmashtami (celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna) with only dry fruits and sugar syrup. Here I have added dry coconut powder also.
Mixed dry fruits Burfi is the best homemade sweet for your family members. Moreover, you can have it during fasting days too. Navratri is just round the corner and you can prepare this Burfi for your 9 days fasting.
There is one more Burfi recipe in the blog and that is South Indian traditional festive sweet dish Seven Cups Burfi
For your fasting days I have one more post in the blog – dry fruits kheer, if you have sweet tooth can check that also Dry fruits kheer ,
Dry fruit mix 130 gm
Coconut powder 60 gm
Sugar 200 gm
Milk 1/4 cup milk
Water 1 cup
If you wish, you can take fresh or dry coconut powder.
Take all dry fruits of your choice and slightly roast each of them separately in 1/2 tsp desi ghee. Makhane (lotus seeds) might take slightly more ghee than other dry fruits.
Dry roast coconut powder for a minute. Roastingwill help to maintain the longevity of burfi.
After roasting, when dry fruits are slightly warm, grind them coarsely only to break them into pieces. Mix coconut powder in coarsely ground dry fruits.
In a wok pour water and switch on gas on full heat. Add sugar and keep on stirring it until it melts.
The moment sugar melts completely, add 1/4th cup milk in it to remove impurities of sugar.
With the help of big spoon remove impurities and then reduce heat to medium and let the sugar syrup become thick till it reaches 2 thread consistency.
In the meanwhile, grease one plate till the edges with desi ghee and keep it separate.
Keep a sharp eye on sugar syrup and keep on checking the thread regularly. The moment it turns in two thread consistency, immediately pour dry fruit mixture in it. Switch off gas and mix everything swiftly and pour everything in ready greased plate. With the help of flat spatula, spread the mixture evenly on a plate and pat it from all sides.
My plate was bigger than the quantity of dry fruits mix, so I kept the mixture in a limited place otherwise Burfi would be very thin.
Let it cool down for sometime till it becomes comfortably warm and then cut Burfi with the help of sharp knife in any shape or size.
Enjoy dry fruits Burfi with your family and friends.