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February 6, 2009

EASY MAIDA BURFI | MAIDA CAKE - EASY DIWALI SWEETS


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(UPDATED WITH STEP BY STEP PICTURES)

We adapted this recipe from a magazine.Its quick and easy to make.Just a drop of ghee is used to grease the plate.That’s it.This burfi is made of milk powder and maida.We used amul milk powder. Very simple ingredients.As we tried this for the first time,we used minimum quantity of ingredients.It came out very well.It was so soft with nice flavour..We got 10-12 small pieces.
Do try this burfi for diwali , it melts in mouth !

Do check out my super easy cashew badam burfi recipe if u try this sweet successfully. Both are with very similar procedure and cashew burfi needs no sugar syrup consistency. Any beginner can try !


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INGREDIENTS
  • Milk powder(I used amul) – 1/4 cup 
  • Maida – 1/4 cup
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom powder or vanilla essence - 1/8 tsp
  • Food color – any brand color ( i used red)
  • Water - 1/4 cup minus 1tbsp ( for sugar syrup approx)
  • Ghee - a drop to grease the plate..



METHOD
  • Sift the maida and milk powder for even mixing.Keep it apart.
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  • Take the sugar in a kadai with little water(sugar should be immersed) ..
  • Melt it ,add the color and  heat it till one string consistency is reached(i.e.If u press the syrup between ur forefinger & thumb and release it,u’ll get one string-oru kambi padham).
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  • As soon as the consistency is reached,switch off the flame and remove it.
  • Now add the sifted powder and cardamom powder/ vanilla essence to the sugar syrup, and stir it continuously till the mixture thickens .Do it for 2-3 minutes(in off fire !).
  • As soon as it thickens and leaves the sides,drop it in a plate which is greased with a drop of ghee.Check the correct consistency by making a small ball out of the dough.(If u mix for long time , burfi will be powdered and u will not get the correct shape..) Level it with a ghee greased polythene sheet or back of dosa flipper..
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  • Once its warm,Cut into desired shapes and decorate with fried Cashews and almond!! Burfi sets after it cools down completely.
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Tips
  • If u feel the burfi is dry or u missed the right consistency , add little milk.Heat the mixture for few seconds and pour on the greased plate.U’ll get it right..

Melt in mouth burfi is ready !!

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KITCHEN CLINIC

MAIDA
  • All-purpose flour is made from a blend of high-gluten hard wheat and low-gluten soft wheat and contains 10-11% protein. It is used for a wide variety of recipes, from breads to cookies and cakes. All-purpose flour comes in 2 basic forms: Bleached and unbleached, which can be used interchangeably. Cake or pastry flour is fine-textured soft wheat flour with a high starch content. It makes very tender cakes and pastry.
  • Bleached wheat flour enriched (niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid)
  • This is a flour that was subjected to flour bleaching agents for health purposes, to whiten it (freshly milled flour is yellowish), and to give it more gluten-producing potential, Oxidizing agents are usually employed, most commonly organic peroxides like acetone peroxide or benzoyl peroxide, nitrogen dioxide, or chlorine.
  • White flour doesn't stick to arteries. It is, however, metabolized like sugar, which means it leads to a quick spike in blood sugar because it has the fiber removed, which would slow down the metabolism. The things we add to it to enrich it redeem it somewhat.

Once again thank u all for ur support and encouragement:) Have a happy diwali :)

34 comments:

  1. Kind of milk barfi! Looks so simple and delicous! Congrats on ur award and wish many more!

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  2. nice colour..looks delicious..

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  3. Congrauts on ur award..Wish you to get more.

    Burfi looks delicious..

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  4. ghee less? super! would love to try.. let me know if i can use any other ingredient instead of maida in this cake..

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  5. Cake sounds good,will try it out soon:)
    Enjoy your award Chitra:)

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  6. Thanks srihari!!

    Thanks mahima..No ,i dont think maida can be subsituted with any other flour.That wont taste gud:)

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  7. Congrats on your well deserved award!
    Sweet gets better coz its healthy.I like the Kitchen clinic concept..very informative.

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  8. COngragulations with the award and i love the green colour.

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  9. congrtas on the award. I love the color of those cakes

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  10. What fun! The first award is really very exciting! Congratulations and wish you many many more!. Those cakes look very mysterious with the green colour! Nice and simple!

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  11. Congrats on your award...the milk barfi looks very unique and yum !

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  12. Congratulations for the award!
    That looks good. I imagine the taste of paal kovaa! will try it one of these days!

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  13. Congrats on your award :) The cake looks lovely, nice color...

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  14. congrats on ur award dear.
    You have explained the cake / burfi procedure very well. Looks yummy.

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  15. Congrats on your award :)
    The cake looks yummy, will give a try.

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  16. Congrag!! Lovely color & tempting too:)

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  17. mmm. the burfi looks so mouth-watering. congrats on the well deserved award. Wish you many more. Thanks for dropping by. Thanks for following my blog. You have a wonderful blog with many yummy recipes.

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  18. I came to pass the same award :-) Pls. check http://vibaas-world.blogspot.com/2008/02/morkuzhambu-south-indian-kadhi.html

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  19. Hi chitra ,
    sweet is looking delicious.

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  20. Congrats on you award! Burfi looks delicious...

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  21. Cake looks nice, and congrats to u for ur Award..
    Thanx for visiting my blog, that led me to urs wonderful blog...

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  22. Congratulations!! for the award and many more to come :0

    Thanks for the visit at my blog and thanks for being the first one to follow my blog!! tumba santosha :)

    Lovely burfi like cakes...yumm

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  23. Thanku all for ur lovely comments.Thanku for all new bloggers for stopping by:)

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  24. Thank you very much for your encouraging comments.....u've got an amazing blog,I sure can learn a lot frm you!!!
    AND HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS FOR D AWARD!!

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  25. Did u say no ghee???????????

    Thats perfect! Bookmarking this post.

    Congrats on the award :) wishes for lots more :)

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  26. Congratulations on your first blog award! The ingredients of this sweet remind me of a Filipino candy called polvoron which also uses milk powder, flour and sugar (although it definitely has butter).

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  27. Looks wonderful Chitra..Superb!! colorful and delish!!

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  28. thats a perfect burfi.... Loved the steps and tips...
    check my page http://www.sujithaeasycooking.net/

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  29. Congrats on your award, wonderful burfi very healthy and you have made it very nicely. beautiful clicks...

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