Wish you all a very happy Janmashtami. This is one of the festivals that we celebrate here every year. This year I wanted to make something new for the prasad. So I prepared these burfis. Click here to read about the traditional janmashtami celebrations at my home.
Although I love cooking, I am not very enthusiastic about making sweets. Even when I make them, I hardly eat any. Now that Ishaan is also not a fan, I have lost complete interest. So when I get some questions about sweets, I have hard time answering them. When I started making this, I was worried if I would get sugar syrup right. But there turned out great.
2 cups almonds
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 tbl spn ghee (optional, gives a great aroma)
1/2 tea spn cardamom powder
Dry roast the almonds and powder them. (I like to use the almonds with their skin. You can also blanch them, peel and then powder).
Apply some ghee to a plate (I used a rectangular cake pan).
In the pan, take sugar, water and let it cook till the syrup is of one string consistency.
Now add the almond powder, ghee. Mix and cook for few minutes till the mix thickens a bit.
Take off the heat and cardamom powder. Mix well.
Spread the mix on the plate. Let it cool for few minutes. Then cut into desired shape.
Preparation time : 40mins