Diwali is almost here. People would be busy shopping for new clothes. Deciding what sweets and snacks to prepare. My mother usually starts deciding a week ahead as to what sweets and snacks to prepare. She will meticulously plan and prepare a good variety. Of course I have not taken to her, I am very lazy and always look for a easy way out.
If you are looking for a easy sweet yet, delicious and also gives good quantity, then this one is for you. It is really simple with very basic ingredients and gives a good number of pieces. I learnt this from my aunt, who makes awesome sweets. I had been wanting to post it last Diwali itself, but blame it on my laziness, it took a full year for this to appear on the blog.
What you'll need
- Grated Carrot - 1 cup, tightly packed
- Cashew Nuts - 1 cup
- Besan/Kadalai Maavu - 1 cup
- Coconut - 1 cup
- Ghee - 1 cup
- Milk - 1 cup
- Sugar - 3 cup
- Grease a plate lightly with ghee and set aside.
- Grind the cashewnuts along with grated carrots, coconut and milk.
- Heat a heavy bottomed kadai, add the ghee, once it starts heating up add the kadalai maavu and fry for 3 to 4 minute
- Now add the sugar and the ground paste and start stirring on low to medium heat.
- Keep stirring taking care not to burn the contents, you will see some bubbles on the sides
- After about 10 to 15 minutes, the whole mixture will start leaving the sides and become as a whole mass like a ball
- At this stage, quickly, transfer to the greased plate and smoothen the top with a greased flat bottomed cup (davara).
- Let it cool for a couple of minutes, and then mark the pieces.
- Let it cool completely before removing the pieces.
- If you feel the burfis are not setting properly on cooling, put back the whole thing in the kadai and stir for some more time.