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Milk powder burfi

Diwali is around the corner and this is the 2nd sweet I tried for this Diwali #20k17, ‘Milk powder burfi’.  This is a very easy recipe where you don’t have to make sugar syrup and check string consistency and all. Recently I tried a burfi from a very good blog but I failed to hook it. Infact I watched the video several times and tried it twice but in vain. May be I still need some practice..Nevertheless it tasted good.Coming back to this burfi this is a soft version burfi . I referred several videos in you tube and made this burfi. I made 2 batches of this burfi with 2 different brands of milk powder. One turned fudgy and the 2nd was soft just the way it  has to be. My daughter liked the fudgy version. Burfi’s turn tastier after a day as the flavors will be incorporated well.


Milk powder – 2 cups

Ghee – 1/3 or 1/4 cup

Milk – 1/2 cup

Sugar powder – 3/4 cup

Cardamom powder – 2 pinches

Or Rose essence – few drops( I added rose essence)

Pistachios or almonds – handful, chopped


  1. Grease a baking tin or a thali with ghee.
  2. Line it with parchment paper.
  3. Chop pistachios or any nuts and keep it ready.
  4. Take a thick bottomed pan, melt ghee and add milk.
  5. Don’t heat it.
  6. Add milk powder immediately and keep stirring.
  7. Once mixed well add powdered sugar.
  8. Keep on low flame and keep on stirring.
  9. Once the powdered sugar is added the mixture turns thin.
  10. After 10 minutes it will start leaving the sides of the pan.
  11. At this stage add elaichi powder or essence.
  12. To check if the dough is ready, grease a small plate and take a bit of the dough.
  13. If it forms a ball, the dough is ready if not cook further .
  14. Dont wait to form a very thick dough as the burfi’s won’t come neat.
  15. Add the dough in the greased tin.
  16. Smoothen it with a greased spatula or a katori.
  17. Add chopped dry fruits and press it lightly.
  18. Close it with a cling film.
  19. Set it at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours.
  20. Once set cut it into squares using a greased knife.
  21. If it doesn’t set refrigerate for few minutes and then cut it.


About SaiGeetha Pai

I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.

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