How to make Butterscotch Burfi -

Burfi in a new avtar. Butterscotch pearls give a nice crunch to this burfi.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Butterscotch pearls, Khoya/mawa (खोवा / मावा)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

Butterscotch Burfi

Butterscotch 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 : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Butterscotch Burfi Recipe

  • Butterscotch pearls 1/2 cup

  • Khoya/mawa 400 grams

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Powdered sugar 1 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Pistachios blanched, peeled and slivered 10-12


Step 1

Grate khoya on a plate and coarsely crush butterscotch pearls, set aside.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add khoya and sauté on low heat till it melts. Add sugar and green cardamom powder and mix well. Cook till the sugar melts.

Step 3

Add the coarsely crushed butterscotch pearls and mix well. Cook for a minute and take the pan off the heat.

Step 4

Transfer the mixture into a lined burfi tray and spread the mixture evenly. Sprinkle butterscotch pearls, slivered pistachios and keep aside for 1-2 hours or till it cools to room temperature. Refrigerate till set.

Step 5

Garnish with silver warq, cut in squares and serve as required.

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