- Fully Riped Mango (Medium size) – 1
- Besan Flour – 1 cup
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Milk Powder – 4 to 5 tablespoons
- Ghee – 2 to 3 tablespoons
- Cashew Nuts – few
- Cardamom Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Since it is mango season, we get fresh fruits. If it is off-season, we can use ready-made mango pulp available in stores and make this Burfi.
- Wash the mango and peel the skin. Cut the flesh portion into medium size pieces. Put it in a mixie and make a fine paste. For one medium size mango, you will get one cup of mango pulp.
- In a kadai put a tablespoon of ghee and add besan flour. Fry in a medium heat till nice aroma comes out and the colour changes to light brown. Remove and keep aside.
- In the kadai put the mango pulp and sugar and stir now and then till it thickens.
- Add fried besan flour and mix it well. Add one tablespoon ghee. Stir continuously till it leaves the sides of the vessel and becomes thick dough.
- Now add milk powder, cardamom powder and cashew nuts chopped finely. Mix everything well and transfer to a greased plate.
- Allow to cool and cut it into small squares.
- Note: It will take more time to set (say about two hours) in warm places. In Chennai today, when I made this Burfi, the temparature is 110 deg and it is more or less keeping the burfi on the stove. So after the burfi cooled down, I kept the plate in the refrigerator for about one hour and cut the pieces.
Hi Kamala, Can I use rice flour or rava (semolina) instead of Besan? Will it bind and set well? Will it taste Ok? Jana
Normally for burfi besan will bind with other ingredients well. Rice flour or rawa may give kesari like texture.
I am visiting ur site for the first time. Its awesome for learns like me. I have a doubt. Will the besan cook well without adding water?
Thank you for visiting our website Pushpa. When you fry the besan, the raw smell will go and when you add the fried besan to the mango puree, it will blend well and there is no need to add water for cooking. Adding besan is to bind the mango pulp.
Can I add regular milk instead of milk powder. Will it affect the taste. Thanks arthy
No. If you add milk, sometimes it will get curdled and also it will take more time to cook.
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Thank you Arthy.
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