Sunday, 15 January 2012

tribute to grandma on makar sankarnti ~ sesame burfi !!


Also called Khichdi in our northern India tradition because on this day the custom to eat Khichdi , is generally observed by people.In addition to Khichdi, great importance is attached to the use of TIL (Sesame seeds) during Makar Sakranti. 

This blog post is dedicated to my  late Grand ma Dadi.She was an excellent cook.. kitchen much so that her afternoons were spent inventing and re-inventing dishes in the kitchen.Her sweets specially laddus were a kid I often used to  ask her"Dadi why dont you open a sweet shop??"
I still remember those summer vacations..listening to endless  stories/tales from Dadi and relishing all those dishes  cooked by her.
When talking about Khichdi she used to cook a whole bouquet of divine sweets from sesame burfi to laddus .....among  all those sesame burfi was my favourite...I wish I was big enough to ask her the recipe while net surfing I came across this recipe which sounded that would yield the same here I am sharing the recipe of sesame burfi !!
  • 1 cup double cream
  • 1 cup milk powder
  • 3/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom powder
  1. Roast sesame seeds over medium heat till they are golden in color.Keep aside.
  2. In a  pan add cream and milk powder mix it well over medium-high heat.
  3. Stir continuously till the mixture starts to bubble.
  4. Lower the heat to medium and keep stirring  until mixture is reduced to thick paste and starts coming together.Your homemade khoya is ready.
  5. Add roasted sesame seeds and mix well. Stir for another 2-3 minutes until mix start looking soft dough.
  6. Lower the heat to low and add sugar and cardamom powder and mix it well. Mix will become little soft in texture after adding sugar.
  7. Keep stirring for 1-2 minutes and bring the burfi back to dough texture.
  8. Spread burfi mixture onto the greased plate/ non-stick baking paper . Let it set for two hours at room temperature. Cut burfis to desired shape.
  9. Enjoy this festival with this burfi and take some time to remember and cherish your childhood coz its the most priceless time of one's life .


  1. Burfi's look great.... Happy Makar Sankranti

  2. Mouthwatering here, the picture itself tempts me a lot...delicious burfi.

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  4. Wow gal, you are making ur grandma proud here!! :)
    I loved the burfis; they are just so melting in the mouth...

  5. Your grandma's recipe looks very delicious, so sweet,it's a going to be a big hit.

  6. Sesame Barfis - Those looks amazingly delicious! I am sure your paati can ask for no better tribute than have you cook her recipes to pass and chronicle them to pass on to your grandchildren :))) Already following you dear! check out my blog when you have a moment and love for you to join me in my culinary adventures - my tribute to my mom :) cheers, Priya

  7. delicious looking snack looks wonderful

  8. wow...thanks for sharing this super tempting dessert
    Tasty Appetite

  9. Looking perfect and tempting

  10. thanx everyone for appreciating :)