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Cashew Badam Burfi- Cashew nut and Almond Cake

Burfi or Burfee is a popular sweet confection from India. Some of the popular burfi are made of almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios, besan or gram flour and coconut. I am a huge fan of almond and cashew nut burfi. I have always had it from sweet shops. Never tried it at home until recently. It was my dear friend Shriya’s Baby Shower and I wanted to prepare something special for her and I made this almond and cashew nut burfi. I mixed both the nuts because Iredient was short of almonds. It came out so nice. Everyone loved it. Here you go…

Preparation time: 60 minutes

No. of servings: 25 burfis

Ingredients:

  • Almonds – 1 cup
  • Cashew nut – 1 cup
  • Milk – 1/2 cup (I used 2% milk)
  • Ghee or Clarified butter – 6 tbsp
  • Sugar – 2 cups (adjust to taste)
  • Saffron – 1/4 tsp
  • Cardamom – 5

Method of Preparation:

  1. Soak almonds over night in water or add almonds to boiled water and leave it for an hour.
  2. Soak cashew nut for two hours in water.
  3. Remove the skin off almonds and grind it to a coarse and thick paste by adding some milk.
  4. Grind cashew nuts to a thick paste by adding some milk. Do not forget to grind it separately.
  5. At a low heat, in a deep bottomed thick pan add 2 tbsp of ghee.
  6. And immediately add the ground almond and cashew and start stirring.
  7. Increase the heat a bit and keep on stirring for about 10 minutes.
  8. Make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom to avoid the formation of golden brown flakes.
  9. Add sugar and mix well. Sugar melts and form a free flowing mixture.
  10. Add the rest of the ghee and saffron and keep on stirring until it becomes thick.
  11. When it starts leaving the sides of the pan, keep on stirring over heat for five more minutes.
  12. Remove from heat and add powdered cardamom. Keep stirring for some more time even after removing from heat.
  13. Grease a tray with ghee.
  14. Transfer it to the greased tray and cut into any shape when it is hot.
  15. Burfi is ready.

24 Comments

  1. Nice and easy barfi recipe. The saffron is adding nice colour as well as flavour to it.

  2. Nithu the burfi looks so delicious. Should have tasted awesome.

  3. beautiful and golden burfi… love ur bowl for almonds… :)

  4. The burfi is looking so delicious…sounds easy to make too..would love to try this.

  5. Burfi looks tempting and inviting… Perfect delicious roundies… :)

  6. wonderful burfis, feel like grabbing one from screen

  7. Great looking rich burfi…marvellous..

  8. So nutty and yummy! Great clicks too…

  9. I have never seen this before. It looks delicious and sounds like a sweet and nutty piece of heaven:)

  10. What lovely treats! They look so scrumptious – would love to try one!

  11. Delicious burfi

  12. very tempting burfi!!

  13. wow!! so rich and yummy!!

  14. Those nutty cakes are definitely speaking my name as I am a sucker for nuts! Yummy!

  15. I have seen my mom making cashew burfi but had forgotten the actual process. Now I will try this.

  16. Looks very tempting and yummy…

  17. 13.Transfer it to a greased pan and cut into desired shape.
    what do you mean by greased pan

    • Hi Pamela, I meant brush a tray with clarified butter or ghee in which you are going to transfer the prepared mixture and cut it into your desired shape.

  18. Lovely burfi…One thing I really like about these burfis are that they are pretty much versatile…you can do a nice combination of nuts and you end up something totally different!
    YUM

    Shobha

  19. Thanks all of you for stopping by and leaving your comments.

  20. Hi Nithu, I know its been a while… how are you?

  21. Hi Nithu, These are some incredibly delectable barfis :) I made Mango pedas last week and your barfis and my pedas could be long-lost cousins :) do check out!
    http://priyasnowserving.blogspot.com/2011/04/mango-pedas.html

  22. don’t know how to follow you but have like you on FB!

  23. Really wanted to try some new sweets n savouries for this Diwali. Was fed up of the same old stuff. Sounds interesting n looks yummy. will try out n revert back.

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