Thursday, December 3, 2009

Celebrations ~ Milk burfi


Pardon me for my sudden absence from this space...I just got back from my 2 weeks trip to Mangalore. It was all of a sudden and the tickets were surprise gift for me from my hubby dear on my birthday.. My brother Uttam got engaged on 15th nov and I had gone to Bangalore to attend the function. It was really good meeting my friends and relatives.
Aparna who is my very good friend is my blogger friend too.. She and her hubby too made it to the engagement. I also go tot meet my rakhi bro Sandeshanna and Durga vanni.They also came home and we had pretty good time talking about our good old days. You guys really made our evening memorable :)
I also got to meet Suma and her cute little kid Smera... In spite of such short notice I am really happy that we could meet..She is really sweet. Her kid is very friendly and easy to get along..We had a really good time. I am already looking forward to meet her next time. Thanks Aparna and Suma for making my trip memorable.
This trip was pretty pleasant and hectic. First it was bro's engagement. I am really lucky to have such a sweet and cute Vanni (sister-in-law). I was able to make it to temple functions with my Father-in-law and parents ( I really miss going to temple here.. :(). I even got my results of MSc(IT).. I cleared my fourth sem.. and now I am a masters degree holder.. I have been really wanting this for quite sometime..
I also celebrated my birthday last month. This was one of my best birthday well planned by my hubby. He invited all my friends and at sharp 12 I cut 2 cakes. One on account of my birthday and second on account of our engagement day. Yes, We got engaged on my birthday :D hubby arranged cakes, chips, coke etc for party and it was really fun to have everyone around in-spite of it being a week day.
Anyways with so many good news it will be unfair if I don't share sweets with you all.. What if it is virtual!! Here is my MIL's famous Milk burfi. It is really simple and if done with patience turns excellent. She gets request from young and old alike to make this sweet and it gets over in no time.. This time I told her that I wanted to learn it from her and also told her that I wanted to post it on my blog . My FIL too helped us with this and made neat pieces of burfi :) We had fun time making this together. My batch from India is already getting empty and all my friends have asked me for recipe... I need to make it again :D
Here is what's needed:
2 cups Milk
3 cups Sugar
1/4 cup Besan/Chickpea flour
1/4 cup Sooji/Semolina
1/4 cup ghee
Cardamom powder to taste (Optional)
Procedure:
1) Fry besan with little ghee until frangrant and colour changes slightly. Cool it completely.
2) Add milk(cold need not be boiled) and mix. Make sure that there are no lumps.
3) Add sooji and sugar and mix well.
4) Keep it on the gas on medium and keep stirring often.
5) The mixture tends to thicken and starts leaving edges. Add cardamom powder if using. There is actually no need to use as this sweet has its own fragrance from ghee and milk. To test if done take a small lump of mixture and cool it. If it hardens then it is done. Takes about 50 mins to 1 hr. Inspite of that if it is not done then add 2 fistful of powdered sugar and mix well. Check again.
6) When done, spread it on a greased plate and level it with a glass whose bottom is smeared with ghee to prevent it from sticking. Cut into desired pieces and store it in jar when completely cooled.

27 comments:

Suma Rajesh said...

hey ujwal..me too had a nice time i must say..and belated happy b day to u...lucky wife ur...btw sweet looks tempting and perfectly shaped... an award waiting for u on my blog..plz collect it..

Prathibha said...

Yummy burfi..so sweet of ur hubby....congrats on ur masters

Cham said...

That is a nice gift for ur birthday- and meeting face to face bloggers is real thrill!
The sweet is perfect!

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice yummy burfi

Priya said...

Seems u enjoyed ur days in Mangalore..Delicious and prefect sweet to celebrate all those beautiful moments u have enjoyed with ur family and friends UJ..

jayasree said...

Lovely b'day gift from your hubby. Belated b'day wishes.
Deliciou burfi. Neatly cut squares.

Gita said...

You've got many good news here :) delicious burfi....perfect for the occasions :)

LENSEYE said...

i am waiting for the next batch of these burfis honey!

sowmya.s said...

good to know you had a wonderful time..burfis look awesome..

Aps said...

Hey Ujwal...Milk Burfi luks awesome.... I must try this out soon.... Nd even u guys made our day spl.... We r Lucky to have u among us.... :)

Sushma Mallya said...

burfi looks perfect and yummy ujwal..nice click too...

Red Chillies said...

The barfi looks pretty and different. It is so nice that you could meet up Aparna and Suma. I kind of knew that Aparna was in Mangalore.

Good luck to your brother and Vanni. Glad that you had a great birthday.

Aruna Manikandan said...

First time here....
lovely space with wonderful recipies
Burfi looks perfect and yummy...

Check my space when u find time

with luv,
ArunaManikandan

http://ensamayalkuripugal.blogspot.com

Anisheetu said...

wow the burfis are really mouthwatering... ;the pic is also very tempting... feel like having a few from there :) ... nice one... yummy

DEESHA said...

the burfis look perfect

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

i am trying this for sure....looks soooooo good. welcome back :)

Valarmathi said...

Belated Birthday wishes and burfi looks yummy and perfect.

Divya Vikram said...

Glad that u had a great time. Burfi looks yummilicious.

konchady said...

Congrats Ujwal for your success.
Nice picture of Burfi.I can feel the taste and fragrance by looking at the picture.I'll definitely try this recipe. Thank you.
-Sabitha

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow looks awesome,the ingredients aint complicated.Thats a great B'day surprise.Long time i hope u r doing fine:)

Usha said...

Sounds like you had a great time ! Congrats on your success and great way to celebrate with a wonderful sweet...

Nostalgia said...

Great b'day gift you got there.. nice yummy recipe..

n33ma said...

Looks like u had a great time!Congrats and happy belated wishes.Burfi looks good!

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Divya Kudua said...

The barfi looks pretty Uj..neat slices,thanks to your maavu..:).Belated birthady wishes..great to know that you had a lovely time..:)

Namrata Kini said...

Congrats for completing your masters and belated wishes for your b'day. Burfi looks mouth-watering.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Had been seeing these burfis in many blogs, should give a try! Urs make me drool :)