Almond Burfi

almond burfi

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


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28 thoughts on “Almond Burfi”

  1. Happy Janmashtami to you, Ishaan and V!
    I love sweets and they love my size way too much! If I were ur size, i’d be HAPPY!
    I will try the burfi, hopefully my son will eat it ( he is against chewing nuts sigh) and in general also against mithai 🙁 but this is healthy and good for him.

    1. I tried this sweet today…it came out really good…perfect pieces same like the pieces shown in ur pic..and yummy too..I tried for 1 cup..thanku sooooooo much I learnt to prepare new sweet today…bye
      HAPPY INDEPENDACE DAY (Advance wishes):-) 🙂 🙂

  2. Hi Shilpa. I am not a big fan of making sweets either, so when I make some sweet on a special occasion, it’s always an experiment. I am glad your experiment was successful. Will bookmark this and try it some time. It is festival season in Indian calendar so there will be many occasions coming up.

    1. you have said “Spread the mix on the plate. Let it cook for few minutes”
      I think you mean Let it cool for few mins?

  3. The barfi turned out to be hard and brittle not soft and creamy as shown in pics .Did i go wrong in making the sugar syrup or keeping the mix for a longer time on the fire?

  4. Hi Shilpa,

    such an easy recipe… jus wanted to know if u can substitute sugar with brown sugar? ur blog is awesome and i have been following it for four years…. great job!

    1. Never tried making any sweets with brown sugar Sarayu. So I don’t know how it will turn out. Sorry. Thanks for being a regular reader

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  6. Hello Shilpa,
    I have been following your blog for a while. Thank you for the lovely recipes. Just wondered if you tried this almond burfi with molasses .

  7. Vasantha Harinath

    This sounds like a great recipe. I haven’t tried it yet. Could you tell me how many cups of almond flour you can get from two cups of almonds? I would like to use the almond flour I already have in my pantry for this recipe. Thank you.

    1. Hmm, I haven’t measured it to be frank. I would suggest using about 2 and 1/2 cups of flour. I will surely update next time I try it

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