Saturday, October 20, 2012

7 Cup Burfi Recipe-Diwali Sweets-Indian Sweets for Deepavali (Step wise pics)

Diwali is just a few weeks away. I have some very easy yet delicious Diwali sweets which you can prepare  right at your home. Apart from my easy to prepare  Coconut Burfi and Rava Ladoo, this is yet another easy Diwali Sweet Recipe which even beginners can try  with confidence.Trust me, it will not let you down.  It also makes a perfect gift to relatives and friends.This sweet is called 7 cup Burfi as 7 cups of ingredients are used to prepare this sweet.

7Cup Burfi Recipe
Surprise your friends and relatives with this home made 7 cup sweet this Diwali
7 cup Sweet for Diwali

Ingredients needed 

Bengal gram flour / kadalai mavu / besan - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 cup (melted)
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 3/4 cups  (Add 3 cups if you want it very sweet)
Cashew nuts - 8-10


Grease a tray with ghee and keep it ready.

Dry grind cashew nuts coarsely.

Sieve besan and keep it ready.


Keep all the ingredients ready, including the greased tray.

Dry roast besan until the raw smell goes. Do not roast too much till it changes color. Switch off the flame.

How ot prepare 7cup burfi

Add sugar, milk and mix well so that there are no lumps.

Add coarsely ground cashew nuts, grated coconut and mix well.

7 cup sweet

Add half of the ghee and now switch on the gas. Keep it in medium flame and keep stirring continuously, otherwise it will get burnt.


When the mixture starts to bubble (see pic below), add the rest of the ghee and keep stirring continuously. Scrap the sides of the pan as you stir.


Now it has thickened and started to leave the sides of the pan. Once it starts leaving the sides of the pan or kadai , pour it into a greased plate or tray. Tap the tray for it to spread and then even the surface with a cup greased with ghee.Leave it to cool. (you can check if the right consistency is reached by pouring a spoon of the mixture on a plate, after it cools a bit, check if it hardens. If it does, then the consistency is perfect)


When it is warm, cut it into squares or any shape with a greased knife, but do not remove the pieces in a hurry like I did. Wait for it to cool completely and then remove the slices carefully.


Since this sweet has cashew nuts, coconut and milk in it, children will love this very much, so you can make this easy breezy diwali sweet for your kids also.

Note -You can use any cup for measurement for this recipe.

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  1. very new to the dish with combination of coconut

  2. this is my fav sweet Padhu and was thinking of doing this today and here you have posted it :) yours looks perfect and me wanting to have this now

  3. Adding coconut is very new to me....yummy!!

  4. Lovely recipe!!! I will try this for Diwali!

  5. Nice recipes..
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  6. Wow lovely recipe dear....perfect for the festive mood.

  7. Looks so delicious... Thanks for the step by step tutorial

  8. Yummy and looks so tempting...l

  9. Loaded with ghee so fattening Not 4 me

  10. i think its an easy receipe since it has no checking of string consistency i'll try for this diwali thank you

  11. They came out extremely fabulous and prefect slices.

  12. This burfi looks really delicious. Nice one

  13. Those stacked pieces of burfi look so tempting. Having eaten this kind of burfi some time back,I have wondered how it was prepared. You have posted a detailed recipe with perfect instructions. Thank you!

  14. It 'l nt cm like buri i tryd it cms like halwa what to do

  15. Manju - then you have to cook for some more time to get the burfi stage

  16. First time i made this sweet , came out very well. i used the same measurements and cooking style.Hats off to u, my kids loved it

  17. HI Padhu... this is the first sweet i made for this Deepavali.. it came out very well.... everyone liked it with coconut...Happy Deepavali to you and your family.

  18. Hi padhu.. I tried this sweet for this diwali.. It was really superb.. Tastes good...

  19. hi padhu...which coconut we have to use dry r fresh one.plz reply me.

    1. I have used only fresh matured coconut. You can use dry coconut also.

  20. Hi Padhu.....This is the second time I'm trying this recipe and it came out really well.Planning to carry some for my relatives in the US during our vacation there.Thanks a ton,

  21. Nice recipe akka.......can we use jaggery

  22. What is the shelf life for 7 cup cake, maida burfi and jangiri?

  23. hi, i tried this sweet couple of weeks back. It came out well even though i used 2 cups of sugar.

  24. All the recipes are really good. It will be useful if you also mention for how long it can be stored, for the recipes that you post henceforth. Thank you.

  25. Hi Padhu,

    Tried this recipe today and it came out very well:) I have tried your other recipes as well and they have all been a hit :) :) Thank you for posting such simple yet very tasty recipes :)

  26. Making it for my first year anniversary!!! Tested recipe today. Came out well. Praying it comes out well again for the party!

  27. My hubby has been asking me to make a sweet for the past 1 week and its my close friend's birthday tomorrow .. Tried this sweet today and it came out perfect. oru kallu le rendu manga :p .. I am so happy about it and many thanks to you .. :)


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