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Maida Burfi for Diwali with flowers in the background
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5 from 4 votes

Maida Burfi

A quick and easy Maida Cake / Burfi recipe to try for this Diwali. A perfect beginner recipe that does not need any special skills and can easily be made under 20 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 15 pieces
Calories: 85kcal


  • ½ cup Maida / APF
  • 4 tablespoon Ghee
  • cup Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Cardamom powder
  • ¼ cup Water


  • Grease a 6 – 8 inch plate with some ghee and keep it aside.
  • In a pan, melt the ghee and add the maida to it. Roast the maida in low flame until it bubbles up and turns aromatic. Make sure that you keep stirring it in low flame, because it could burn easily. Also you don’t want the maida to change color. So, just fry until it turns aromatic. It just takes 3 to 4 minutes on very low flame.
  • Take it off the flame and let it cool down a bit.
  • In the mean time, heat the sugar with about ¼ cup of water and let it come to a boil. Boil it vigorously until it reaches a one string consistency. To test for the consistency take a little bit of the sugar syrup in plate and when it cools down a bit touch it with your fore finger and try to form a string between your fore finger and thumb. You could also drip the syrup from the spatula and see if it forms a thread when dripping. If using candy temperature, it should measure about 220 F.
  • At this stage, take the syrup off the flame. Now add the fried maida and cardamom powder to the sugar syrup and mix it vigorously for about 2 mins until the maida blends well without forming any lumps.
  • Pour this into the prepared plate and let it cool down a bit.
  • Using a sharp, greased knife make cut marks in the burfi.
  • Once it cools down entirely, carefully remove the pieces and store in an airtight container.



Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Iron: 1mg