Tuesday, February 12, 2013

BADAM CAKE | ALMOND MAIDA BURFI

I simply love burfis of any kind. When I saw my cousin posted her picture of Badam Burfi in FB I immediately asked her for the recipe. She promptly replied back with detailed steps.When I made this burfi last week the entire batch was finished the same day. I warn these burfis are highly addictive.It almosts melts in the mouth.The recipe is ridiculously simple and I have written in her own words.
Badam Cake


Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 16 pieces

Ingredients:
Almond - 1/2 cup
Maida(All pupose flour) - 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoon
Sugar - 1.25 cups
Ghee - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Milk - to grind almonds (approx 2 tablespoons)
Method:
  1. Soak almond in hot water for about half an hour and remove skin. 
  2. Chop and grind to make smooth paste by adding little milk to it.
  3. Fry maida in a dry pan for little time and sieve to avoid any lumps.
  4. In a heavy bottom pan add 2 tablespoons of ghee and fry the maida again. At this stage the color of the maida slightly changes. Transfer it to a bowl and keep aside.
  5. In the same pan add sugar and water and bring it to boil until one string consistency is reached.
  6. Add almond paste to the sugar syrup and mix well without forming any lumps
  7. Cook in low to medium flame till the mixture thickens and does not stick to the sides of the pan.The mixture will become frothy at this stage (In Tamil it is called poothu varuvathu) Don’t leave unnoticed, stir continuously (it takes 15-20 mins approx).
  8.  Remove from fire, add fried maida and remaining ghee little by little. Mix well.
  9. Immediately transfer it to a greased plate and after 15 mins make desired shapes. Once it is cool remove the pieces and store it in a container.
Notes

  • While making shapes if it is too loose ,again transfer it to the pan , cook for some more time and repeat the 8th step.
  • I loved the burfi when it was still warm.
  • If required food color can be added at step 6.
  • I used a 7" baking pan for pouring the burfi
Step by Step Pictures
Almond Maida Burfi
Soak the almonds and fry the maida in dry pan

Almond Maida Burfi
Sift the maida and fry again with ghee

Almond Maida Burfi
Blanch the almonds and grind to a smooth paste

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Boil water with sugar until 1 string consistency

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Add the almond paste and keep stirring

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Until it is frothy.Add maida

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Switch off the flame and mix well with ghee

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Transfer to greased plate and cut into shapes

Almond Maida Burfi


24 comments:

  1. Badam cake looks delicious shailaja. Love it.

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  2. Almond burfi looks superb. Love to try this soon.

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  3. Sounds simple n yum!

    We are just roasting the maidha twice, that's it..right? But will it be cooked??

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    1. Yes Mahi. maida is roasted twice. First time dry roasted and second time ghee until it changes color.The second time it is fried long so it gets cooked. Also in the last stage it is mized with almond while it is still hot.

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    2. Thanks Shylaja! Shall try it n let you know. :)

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  4. It looks just wonderful! Next time I will be planning to make burfi it will be almond burfi!

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  5. Thanks for sharing a nice sweet with step wise pics.

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  6. Oh that looks so perfect and crazily tempting... Can i have a slice????

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  7. Love this one...Looks perfect Shylaja

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  8. wow,perfectly made it....love it a lot!!

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  9. loved the neat cut slices,perfect yummy treat dear..looks too yummy!!

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  10. wow! look at the pure white color.. never tried this combo.. looks good

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  11. That looks so smooth and perfect... i made badam burfis but w/o maida... will try with maida next time... this has a great texture.

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  13. Looks perfect..Well made nice clicks and step by step instructions :)

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  15. The burfis look great the texture just perfect. I am going to try it out soon.

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    1. Thank you. Do try it and let me know.It really tastes delicious

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  16. Tried it now. Looks great. Will taste in the morning

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