5 Cup Sweet

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Happy moments call for delicious sweet recipes and sugary treats! Our very own desi sweets grace every joyous occasion in India and 5-cup Barfi sweet is popular among that list.  

Barfi is one among our favourite sweet recipes and there are many variations to it. This festive sweet is prepared with minimal ingredients - besan, milk, coconut, sugar and cardamom. The sweet mixture is slow-cooked on low flame to get the perfect taste and flavour. 

This delightful sweet recipe can be made easily with this recipe guide.

Take a look at more Dessert Recipes. You may also want to try Strawberry Semiya Kesari, Kaju Khoya Burfi in Hindi, Berry and Mint Compote, Dal Ke Jamun

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  • Besan- 1 Cup
  • Sugar- 3 Cups
  • Refined Oil- 1 Cup
  • Grated Coconut- 1 Cup
  • Milk- 1 Cup
  • Cardamom- 5-6 pieces (pod removed and powered)

How to Make 5 Cup Sweet

  • Roast besan in a tsp of ghee till the raw smell goes. Turn off the stove and add all the other ingredients one by one.
  • Turn on the stove and place the pan on it. Keep on stirring with the flame low.
  • As the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan, add few strands of saffron and powdered cardamom.
  • Keep a well greased plate and a greased rolling pin ready.
  • When the mixture does not stick to the pan any more, pour it onto the plate and while hot, roll over it lightly to bring it into shape.
  • With a greased knife make markings for the desired shape and size you want. When cool, store in an air tight container.