Sounds like classic combination? Yes it is. I have tried before cashew, coconut and milk which is my favorite. Very rich and creamy. With the use of Microwave (MW), with less fat, it came out very well and topped with chopped almond nuts (raw) it was a real treat.

When you try make sure, you keep the sugar level right which is the binding agent in all sweets. If you reduce it, you won’t get the consistency. And the timings here I have given will also vary as per the vessel, oven, and the ingredients quality. If you are trying for the first time and not sure about the consistency level, try in small quantity to avoid wastage. If you have taken before the time and it is halwa consistency, add some milk powder and adjust it but not any flour. These are only remedies when you go wrong.


 
Ingredients:
Almond meal/flour 1.5 cups
Gram/besan flour 1 cup
Milk 1 cup
Sugar 3 cups
Ghee 5 +1 tbsp for greasing (fresh home made)
Elaichi powder 1 tsp
Broken raw almonds 2 tbsp for garnishing

One big MW proof vessel.



Preparation

Dry fry the besan flour for 2 minutes. Leave it cool.

In a MW vessel take sugar and milk together. MW high for 2-3 minutes. Add the almond meal and besan flour and mix well. Since it is fried a little bit before, it is will not form lumps. Add 1 tbsp ghee and cook on high for 2-3 minutes again. Add the remaining ghee in installments. When you can form a soft ball out of the mass stop cooking. It took me 13-15 minutes totally. I used to keep stirring, after taking it out from the oven for a while before spreading. If you want soft ones, spread it immediately.

Spread this on a greased plate (1 tbsp ghee) and smooth the top. I have used a small flat bottom steel vessel greased with ghee to even the top. Press the chopped almond on top. Slice it with sharp knife. Let it cool.  


Normally we get ready made almond meal (flour). If not available soak 10-12 badams, peel the skin and grind it with little milk into fine paste and use it. I find this almond meal is a handy one for my baking.


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11 comments

  1. Hari Chandana // 3 October 2010 at 20:41  

    Wowwwwwwww... Looks so so so yummy and perfect.. thanks for sharing.. nice clicks too :)

  2. Rachana // 3 October 2010 at 22:00  

    Wow! The barfi looks so tempting :-)

  3. Pushpa // 4 October 2010 at 05:00  

    All my fav ingredients...awesome burfi,looks yummy

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

  4. meeso // 5 October 2010 at 00:24  

    Looks so good!

  5. Torviewtoronto // 5 October 2010 at 07:10  

    delicious burfi

  6. aipi // 9 October 2010 at 07:18  

    That looks so festive n perfect..love all the ingredients you used in it..very nicely done!

    US Masala

  7. Hamaree Rasoi // 9 October 2010 at 07:54  

    It's been a while since I had these. But thanks for this lovely click I'm enjoying virtually

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Murasaki Shikibu // 13 October 2010 at 13:34  

    Another way to use Besan flour. :)

  9. Haddock // 18 October 2010 at 22:21  

    This looks great and yummy.

  10. Sonia // 21 January 2011 at 19:40  

    very nice burfi...need to give it a shot !

  11. khushi // 7 June 2011 at 11:18  

    looks so delicious....sweets made of besan are my favorites...will try this one surely