Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sohan Burfi

Hope you all had a nice Deepavali/Diwali weekend.

For the last couple of years, during deepavali festival I am trying out new snacks and sweets, which I haven't made before. So this year for this special day, I had made one of my Aunt's (Chickamma's) delicious sweet recipe by the name Sohan Burfi (Good-tasting fudge).

Like many of you, this was a new kind of sweet to me as well. I have tasted this sweet dish few times, only at my aunt's place. And she is the only one who makes this in our family. This burfi has a very nice crumbs like texture to it, with wheat flour and besan roasted and mixed with hot home made ghee, and gets some crunchy peanuts in between. Once you taste this , I bet you'll be wanting more.

So got the recipe from her, and excited to share this new and very delicious recipe with you all.

Ingredients for Making Sohan Burfi.
  1. Wheat flour(godi hittu) - 1 cup (i have used whole wheat flour)
  2. Crushed Jaggery (bella)- 1 cup (brown sugar can be substituted)
  3. Ghee (tuppa) - 1 cup
  4. Peanuts/ groundnuts (kadalekayi) - 1/4 cup
  5. Besan flour (kadale hittu) - 1/4 cup .

Procedure for making burfi (fudge) is very simple. Take few steps for roasting the flour and can be done with in half an hour.

  1. First roast peanuts till light golden color, let it cool. Then crush coarsely and keep aside.
  2. In the same pan, roast wheat flour on medium-hight heat till you smell nice aroma. Takes about 5-7 min to get nicely roasted. Then take out and let it cool.
  3. Next add besan and roast for few Min's, till the raw smell is goes and gets a nice aroma.
  4. Crush jaggery and keep aside as well. Once all the above ingredients have cooled mix them all along with jaggery and keep ready.
  5. Take a plate, grease well with little ghee or oil .
  6. In a heavy bottomed pan, heat ghee on medium-high heat. When ghee is hot and starts to smoke ( its important to add the mixture when ghee starts to smoke). Everything mixes with ghee and comes together, stir for 1 -2 mins. Make sure not to burn.
  7. Now pour the hot mixture to the greased plate, smear evenly. Let it cool a bit, make desired shape with the help of knife.
  8. Let it cool completely before cutting out a piece. Enjoy !

* The pieces should be hold its shape, but will be crumbly when you bite into it.

*If any one knows this sweet by any other name, please let me know.


  1. I have never heard of this dish before but it looks really delicious and unusual. Thanks for sharing.

  2. yeah thats a new kind of burfi dear..look yummy

  3. the sohan burfi looks yummy and delicious with beautiful pictures. you can visit my blog and give ur comments.

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  5. That looks so perfect and seems to be very delicious as well..will surely try this burfi..and u got a nice blog as well..hope u had a great diwali

  6. New sweet - The peanut gives such a nice crunch in between! U ve a nice place keep it up!

  7. The sohan burfi sounds delicious and loved that it is made with jaggery, definitely something I would love to try sometime. Belated Diwali wishes to you....

  8. Different one,looks good.nice step by step clicks

  9. Yummy dear., you can send this to my FIL-Ghee sweets event da!

  10. Looks so delicious. First time here, you have a very nice space.

  11. Delicious burfi..You have a neat space here :-)

  12. Burfi looks awesome and its unique burfi..Loved it..Nice presentation!!

  13. This sounds absolutely yum. First time here....nice collection here!