Besan Ki Burfi | How to make Besan Ki Barfi in Microwave | Diwali Sweets | Step by Step Recipe

>>  Saturday, October 22, 2011

Besan Ki Burfi can be simply referred as Mysore Pak. However something made google and I came to learn lot more than I expected. In gujarati, it's also called Magas. And the way it is prepared is little different. Same measurement, yet a different method and you arrive at a different textured sweet.

In Mysore Pak also you get two different versions. One the ghee dipping version and the other version that has a honeycomb texture, which actually uses less ghee than the first one. I have made both versions of Mysore pak last year. So I wasn't planning on making another this year.

Yet for the last day of Blogging Marathon, special on Indian Sweets, I came upon this recipe that went by the name Chana dal Burfi / Besan Ki Burfi. Reading through the recipe I realized the ingredients and measurement were different. So I decided I might as well make it and moreover in microwave as I always felt cooking Besan in microwave is pretty easy.

Of course, I had to time it very carefully as my first attempt in making Almond Katli ended up with a burnt one for the first batch. So there I was, popping it and pulling it out every other min, making sure I caught it right. As you know cooking in microwave, takes very less time. So I was making sure I calculate the time correctly.

Besan is also referred as Channa Dal powder. As I had said earlier, Burfi / Barfi is a sweet in fudge form and not that loose form that gets to be called Halwa. Same ingredients and measurements. Cooking time differs to get a different sweet altogether.

Check out How to make Mysore Pak

Step by Step Picture Recipe

Besan Ki Burfi / Barfi

Ingredients Needed:

Besan / Channa Dal - 1 cup
Milk powder - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 & 1/2 cup
Water - 2 cups
Roasted nuts for garnish

Microwave safe bowls.

How to make Besan Ki Burfi

Microwave the ghee for a min.

Mix in Besan and roast for 2 mins. Stir the mix in between a min. Once done, remove and mix in the milk powder. Set it aside.

In another microwave safe bowl, add sugar and water. Micro for 3 mins. Once the sugar melts, strain it to remove impurities if any. Then again micro for 3- 4 mins. You will see the syrup all thick and can form one thread consistency.

Remove and pour this syrup into the besan- milk powder mix and combine everything well. Microwave for 2 mins.

After a minute, you will notice the mix all coming up frothy. Beat it up well and again micro for another minute.

You will know it's done, when you notice the mix sliding away from bottom. If required micro for another 30 secs.

Remove, beat well and pour into a greased plate. Allow it to cool, cut into pieces.

Garnish with nuts on top.

Notes: From what I read, for making Magas, the sugar is not melted but added as such for it to set. I guess that will give it's a grainy texture. In this microwave method, however the sugar was completely melted.

Sending this to the following events:

Pradnya who is hosting the October Edition of MEC

Suma, who is hosting my favorite event MLLA# 40, an event started by Susan

Gayathri  who is hosting 'Only'- Sweets and Desserts, an event started by Pari
Serve it - Festival Potluck hosted by Krithi and Danny 


Suma Gandlur October 22, 2011 at 8:15 AM  

My mouth is watering. And thanks for this delectable entry.
I made this version burfi on stove top in my early cooking days and was disappointed with the texture since I was expecting the honey combed one. :) I know now besan burfi is not the same as Mysore pak.

Now Serving October 22, 2011 at 9:26 AM  

Wow- lovely step by step instructions :) You are the queen of of MW recipes along with Priya Yallapantula :)

The Pumpkin Farm October 22, 2011 at 10:14 AM  

I used microwave once for besan laddu, liked the option of making a burfi.

Gayathri Kumar October 22, 2011 at 12:06 PM  

Very delicious sweet. Thanks a lot for sending...

Mélange October 22, 2011 at 1:15 PM  

Nice sweet.I loved your version.It's too tempting.

Priya October 22, 2011 at 2:39 PM  

Burfi looks extremely super soft and addictive..

Alpana October 22, 2011 at 5:20 PM  

Wooooow thanks for sharing the microwave besan Burfi is one of my Fav's -will give it a try soon.

Harini October 22, 2011 at 5:34 PM  

Very interesting texture. And preparing it in the MW is definitely less time consuming!

Krithi's Kitchen October 22, 2011 at 8:37 PM  

This looks awesome Valli.. thanks for sending over to the event!!
Krithi's Kitchen
Event: Serve It - Festival Potluck

Aarthi October 22, 2011 at 10:08 PM  

wow..That is totally yummy

divya October 23, 2011 at 5:04 AM  

Hmm, looks so delicious and lovely burfi...

Archana October 26, 2011 at 4:36 PM  

This is delicious. Please tell me is not Mysore Pak something in which the ghee is all out of the barfi and bubbling out it causes lovely holes in the barfi?

Happy Diwali and a Prosperous New Year!
I am hosting a new event which I am calling Back to our Roots. Do check out my event and send me your entries from 15/10/11 to 30/11/11.

Srivalli October 26, 2011 at 5:39 PM  

Thank you everybody!

Archana This is same as Mysore Pak, though some may say otherwise..:)

Priya's Feast October 29, 2011 at 6:13 PM  

I luv this..since i made besan halwa this time..I am carving for some more besanic sweets..Luv the burfi with milk powder..

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