Besan Burfi ( Sweet Chickpea Flour Squares - Indian)

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 20
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Take flour in a large shallow dish.
  • Mix in semisolid ghee and rub through flour with fingers.
  • Press down flour together, sprinkle milk, keep aside for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large pan, add enough water in sugar to just immerse it.
  • Heat and bring to a boil.
  • Make a syrup of 2-1/2 thread or soft ball test.(refer features for syrup details).
  • Pass flour little by little through a large holed sieve, gently.
  • The sieved flour must be like fine crumbs.
  • Heat ghee in a large heavy skillet.
  • Add crumbs and fry gently stirring continuously, till aroma exudes strongly.
  • Add cardamom, yogurt, and stir continuously all along asthe bottom may burn.
  • Add prepared syrup, (hot but not boiling).
  • Take off fire, stir gently 'til well blended and mixture starts to thicken a bit.
  • Pour into a large walled plate or tray, cool.
  • When warm mark and cut with sharp knife, into squares or diamond shapes.
  • Gently pry off with a spatula or knife.
  • Cool completely before storing in airtight containers.
  • This has a shelf life of 3 weeks or more.
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