Saturday, November 8, 2008

Mango Burfi

This was something that I'd bookmarked from Indira's Mahanandi almost 2 years back. I finally made it for for Vaishali's Sweet Vegan event earlier last week. However, I never got around to actually posting it before the deadline!

Ingredients:
(For 16 squares)
1 ½ cups mango pulp (I used this)
½ cup roasted semolina/rava
¼ cup sugar (adjust according to sweetness desired)
¼ tsp powdered cardamom
A handful of sliced almonds
Coconut flakes for garnishing

Method:
Roast the rava in a pan till it changes color slightly and turns fragrant.
Line the inside of a tray/pan (I used an 8 x 8 inch baking dish) with some foil and set aside.

Take a large saucepan, add the mango pulp and cook on medium heat.

Add the sugar and mix well.

Add the sliced almonds and cardamom powder and stir in the roasted rava. Cook the semolina/rava in the sweetened mango pulp. Mix well and keep stirring till the mixture thickens and comes together.

Turn off the heat. Transfer the mixture to a tray/pan and spread as evenly as possible. Top with coconut flakes.

Allow it to cool. Chill for 6-8 hours. (I refrigerated it overnight because it was very soft and sticky even after chilling for a while.) Cut into squares. Serve.

The burfis were a little too sweet and soft for me. I'll add a little less sugar and a little more semolina/rava the next time around.
This is my entry for Zlamushka’s Tried and Tasted which features Mahanandi this month.
I am also sending this across to Aparna for
Sweet Celebrations.
This also goes to Susan who is hosting the
November edition of Sugar High Fridays.

37 Burps:

TheCooker said...

I have to make these.
So tell me what kind of rawa did you use: fine or coarse? Or does it not matter.

Happy cook said...

Beautiful colours and that burfi looks super delicious.?

Laavanya said...

That looks like a sunny, sweet reminder of summer :) Pretty and am sure it tasted delicious too.

Nags said...

did u use canned mango pulp?

TBC said...


TC- tell me how the kids liked it, o.k? :-)


HC- thank you.:D


Laavanya- ooh, I like that- "sunny, sweet reminder of summer"- it was good. If u add a lot more rava, it would kind of become a mango kesari/sheera....


Nags- yes, I did...just updated the post for ya.;-)

Divya Vikram said...

Looks amazing..Guess it just melted in the mouth..

Kalai said...

Looks really amazing!! Love the idea of this! :)

Aparna said...

This looks lovely. I love anything with mangoes in it. And I was wondering where you got the mango at this time of the year!
Thanks for celebrating with me.

Bharathy said...

Ah so how r you doing my budding...whaat still budding??expert cook??;)
..here after a long while..got a looot to catch up with your fantastic posts!..
Nice to see you rocking as always!! :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

great job.. looks very nice. first time here.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is so tropical. Looks good. Will try it soon. Mango is my all time fav... YUM!

Soma said...

irrestible mangoes!! they do not look too difficult to make either.

I loved ur brownies too:-)

Sunshinemom said...

The pictures looks so beautifully sunny! I thought they looked a bit soft, but then they look tasty too:)

Sia said...

okies... i love both. i mean the recipe(and pic) and ur new blog header. both of them rock :)

Vaishali said...

Oh my god, TBC, that is incredibly gorgeous! I love that bright orange color. I am trying this asap!

TBC said...



Divya- it was really good...could have had a better texture though. I can never get the consistency right for sweets.:-(


Kalai- thank you.:D


Aparna- Me too! I really miss the mango season in India. There is absolutely no comparison between the ones we get here and the ones found back home.
I'm glad I could participate.:D


Bharathy! How have u been? Where did u disappear? Hope you are doing well.
Yeah, I'm still "budding". You know, Sona said the same thing.:-)


Mahimaa- thanks! :D Hope to see you around.


Sukanya- thanks.:)


Soma- It's not difficult at all especialy if you use the canned version like I have here.:)
Glad you liked the brownies too.


Harini- they were soft- I should add more rava the next time.:)

Sia- thank you.:)
I'm so glad you noticed it. I wish all this technical stuff was as easy for me as it is for you. There are so many changes I would like to make here but this small one will have to do for now. There's only so much that my tiny brain can take in at the moment.:(


Vaishali- see, this is what I had made for you.:-(
Please give me some feedback if you do make it. I would have used fresh mangoes for this if I had a choice. I'm sure the sweet would have had a better texture...


Mandira said...

gorgeous looking burfi TBC :)

Uma said...

tempting to pick those burfis from the pic. what a pretty color. Yummy@

inland empire restaurant and food reviews said...

This sounds great I love mangos!!

raaji said...

Voww...delicious color......love to pick and bite

Malar Gandhi said...

Awesome! Color looks lovely. Mixing with sooji and almonds....gives some texture, right! Wonderful job! Will keep this in mind...if I spot mangoes...this will be the recipe...

Mallugirl said...

u are on a sweet kick!! luscious looking burfi.

lakshmi said...

both amma and i are doing fine. i haven't been blog hopping much either you know - but now with this recipe marathon that i have gotten myself into, i am atleast making a habit of posting :D

TBC said...


Mandira- thank you.:D
How were the b-day celebrations?

Uma- I too like the color.:D
They were gone in no time at all.

IERAFR- thank you. I do too. It's one of my fav fruits.:)

Raaji- thanks. I felt the same when I saw your gorgeous paper-thin dosas! :D


Malar- the texture could have been better. I'm sure that it will be better with fresh mangoes.:)


Shaheen- I know! I cook other things too but somehow end up posting "sweet" recipes only. Can u tell I have a sweet tooth? ;-)


Lakshmi- Good to know.:)
I was wondering how Latha was doing. It's been so long since I saw her post.
You have too much energy now! I don't know how you girls do the RM. I get exhausted just seeing the posts on TOI! :D

Paz said...

Wow! Beautiful photo. Looks so delicious!

Paz

Kevin said...

I like the sound of mango flavoured semolina.

Jennifer said...

This looks yummmmy

Namratha said...

Mmmm, can almost taste this one, looks that good!!! :) How u been T? I was off vacationing in India, got back last week.

SriLekha said...

that looks scrumptious!
first time to ur blog and it is too good!
join in the sweet event going in my blog!

Sharmi said...

the burfis look so good and heavenly, never heard of mango burfis!!

purplesque said...

The burfi looks amazing!! I just made something similar with pumpkin, but mango..yummm.

Susan said...

You have no idea how I adore mango....and burfi? You must strap me down to restrain me from scooping up more squares than are my share.

Thank you for the lovely, fruity offering for SHF!

Madhuram said...

These burfis look so good TBC. Actually I came here for the recipe for cornmeal dosai and this picture made me stay here itself. Will be back with the dosai feedback in the evening.

Madhuram said...

I've sent you a mail to your gmail ID TBC. I just wanted to make sure that it doesn't go the junk mail.

Nachiketa said...

mango mango mango.... can i eat some of these yummies off the screen....
lovely post... :)

cheers,
The Variable, Crazy Over Desserts - Nachiketa
Catch me on facebook @ Crazy Over Desserts

TBC said...

Nachiketa- Thanks, glad you like it!

Banglarecipes said...

Just made this one. turned out great an yummy too. I feel like to grease the tray before pouring mango burfi. Thanks for easy and handy recipe.

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