Sweet in taste and soft in texture, Almond burfi is Indian sweet cuisine and is served on all happy occasions and festivals as a symbol of happiness. Even if there’s no vacation, you can try these sweet little creamy bites to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. There are many ways to make this dish, and you can customize its size, thickness, and add or remove ingredients according to your style and taste.
Almond Burfi Recipe
What do you need to make this recipe?
- 1 Cup Almond flour.
- ½ Cup Sugar.
- ¼ tsp Cardamom powder.
- ¼ Cup Water.
- 1 tbsp Pistachios.
- 1 tsp Fats/oil.
- Use a non-stick pan for better results.
- Add sugar, water, and cardamom powder to the pan and cook it on medium heat.
- Stir it slowly and let the sugar mix in it completely.
- When the mixture starts boiling, add almond flour to it.
- Now turn the stove from medium to low heat and mix the ingredients in the pan. For better results, use a whisker so that there are no lumps in it.
- Add fat or oils (Optional).
- Mix it with the help of a spatula, and cook for five more minutes. You can stop once the mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan.
- When you think you can make a non-sticky ball with this mixture, you can stop the process of cooking.
- Normally it takes 9 to 10 minutes for the mixture to reach that perfect state.
Note: you can store this burfi in the refrigerator from a week to 10 days’ time period. You can add almonds (sliced into pieces) for garnishing purposes and you can give it a shape you desired and add anything you like.
Almond Burfi/ Almond Fudge
Almond burfi, also known as almond fudge is a middle ground texture of almond katli, which is very thin, and the almond dough is very hard. You can use almond powder as the main ingredient to make this dish. It is mostly closed to the texture of the fudge. You can also get it as a gift to congratulate someone or simply eat it with your tea in the evening while watching a sunset.
Worried about too much calories intake?
You can expect a sweet dish carrying a little bit extra calories than you usually consume. Per serving, it includes around 171 calories. It also has 9 g fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 104mg potassium, 22 g carbohydrates, 35mg calcium, 1mg Iron, and 3g Protein.
Almond Burfi undoubtedly is not much high in calories, and the best part is that you can make it at home easily. Many people make customized almond burfi at home to satisfy their sweet cravings without getting many calories.
Origin of Almond Burfi?
It is as old as a century. This recipe is originated in Asia and, more specifically, in the region of India. This recipe is said to be originated by a Punjabi man in 1912, who was a wrestler and had a great sweet tooth. So he tried to invent something which will satisfy his cravings with great nutritional value. As people said, necessity is the mother of invention. When you want something, you create it for yourself.
So, give this traditional sweet delight a try and let us know about your experience. 🙂