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How to make Kesar Burfi - Try this classic khoya mithai with the richness of saffron – yellow and orange diamonds decorated with silver foil makes these a feast for the eye.

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This recipe is from the book Mithai.

Main Ingredients : Saffron (kesar) (केसर), Khoya/mawa (खोवा / मावा)

Cuisine : UttarPradesh

Course : Mithais

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Kesar Burfi
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Mithais are desserts that are unique to India. Mostly made with rich ingredients like milk, dried fruit, sugar and clarified butter each region in India has its own unique range of colourful decadent sweets that never fail to impress. A slight hint of green cardamom powder gives most of these a beautiful aroma and taste that has always been associated with mithais.

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Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kesar Burfi Recipe

  • Saffron (kesar) a few threads

  • Khoya/mawa 2 cups + 1 tablespoon

  • Sugar 1/2 cup

  • Liquid yellow food colour 1/4 teaspoon

  • Liquid orange food colour 1/8 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom powder a pinch

  • Liquid glucose 1 teaspoon

  • Silver warq as required

Method

Step 1

Cook the khoya and sugar together in a large non-stick kadai on low heat, stirring continuously till the sugar dissolves and the khoya starts to melt.

Step 2

Add the liquid glucose and continue to cook, stirring continuously. Add the yellow and orange colour, and mix well. Cook for twenty minutes, or till the mixture thickens and begins to leave the sides of the kadai.

Step 3

Sprinkle cardamom powder and saffron, and mix well.

Step 4

Transfer the mixture onto a greased six-by-eight-inch aluminium tray and spread it evenly. Leave to cool to room temperature and set. Cut into twenty squares or diamonds, decorate with silver foil, and serve.

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