How to make Kaju Kesar Burfi -

This burfi made with cashew nuts and flavoured with saffron is ideal for festive occasions!

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Mithai.

Main Ingredients : Cashewnut powder (काजू का पावडर ), Saffron (kesar) (केसर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

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Kaju Kesar Burfi

Kaju Kesar Burfi Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kaju Kesar Burfi Recipe

  • Cashewnut powder 4 cups

  • Saffron (kesar) a few threads

  • Sugar 2 cups

  • Milk 1 tablespoon

  • Liquid glucose 1 tablespoon

  • Liquid yellow food colour 1/4 teaspoon

  • Liquid orange food colour 1/4 teaspoon

  • Ghee 1 teaspoon

  • Silver warq 2-3 sheet


Step 1

Cook two cups of water with the sugar in a deep non-stick pan, stirring till the sugar dissolves. Add the milk and collect the scum which rises to the surface with a ladle, and discard. Cook till the syrup attains multi-string or hard-ball consistency

Step 2

Take the pan off the heat, add the cashew nut powder and mix well. Add the liquid glucose and mix well.

Step 3

Add the saffron and the food colours, and continue to mix till the mixture is smooth and pliable.

Step 4

Transfer the mixture onto a flat surface and spread to cool a bit. Knead with the heel of your hands.

Step 5

Grease a table top with ghee and roll out the mixture to about half a centimetre thickness, taking care that the same thickness is maintained throughout.

Step 6

Rub the surface with butter paper. Decorate with silver foil, cut into diamonds and serve.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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