Besan (Chickpea flour) - 1 Cup
Sugar - 1Cup
Ghee - 3/4th of a cup (The original recipe called for only few spoons and i've had bad result with mysore pak with less ghee, so i increased the qty of ghee)
Cardomom powder - a pinch
Saffron - a pinch
Melt the ghee in a pan. Roast the besan in the ghee. Keep the stove between sim and med-low. Keep stirring till the raw smell goes away. Now this was my problem area too. I had cold and my nose was completely blocked. So, i took some extra time to roast it :) Also, i feel the correct procedure would have been to roast the besan in few spoons of ghee and then add the rest later.
Now add the sugar, saffron and cardomom and stir for sometime. Add 1/2 cup water and when it is of halwa consistency and leaves the pan on the sides, transfer it to a greased plate and let it cool. Cut into desired shape and enjoy the burfi melting inside your mouth :)
Note : Please increase the quantity of water if you still don't get the desired consistency.
Now, here is the meme that goes with the Kreative blogger award :
7 Things I say more often
I love you so much (both my kids love to hear this :))
Aj no..uh-oh (my toddler is faster than a lightning..before i say no, the damage is done and the uh-oh follows the no :))
Ashu, eat/drink fast ( I think, he thinks if he keeps staring at the food, the food will go into his tummy ;-))
Awesome! Good job!
I'm tired (mom of 2 boys, so u can understand!)
Dudes, u r all in trouble (that includes my husband ;-))
7 things I did before
Learnt Carnatic music for 4 years.
Played Cricket for college team.
Slept a lot (I was the kumbakarni of the family and i miss those days!! )
Travelled a lot.
Worked part time (Loved it as i got the best of both worlds!)
Was a stay at home mom for 4 years.
Used to talk a lot on the phone. My dad always used to say he's happy that i didn't have a mobile phone when i was in college :)
7 Things I am doing now
Enjoying each moment i spend with my kids. They will grow up soon..so i want them to have the best childhood that they can cherish forever.
Teaching my kids good values and to take time to enjoy small things in life, no matter how busy they are/will be.
Thinking about the 6 months my parents spent here last year. Those are very special and precious memories for me.
Cleaning the house (which is a never ending vicious cycle!!)
Constantly nagging and annoying my dear husband..hehe... :)
7 Things I want to do
I want to guide my kids to grow up as well-rounded persons who follow good values and grow up to be assertive adults.
Help some developing non-profit organization at my spare time.
Visit Switzerland and Australia.
Join fashion design course or Interior decoration (Can't make up my mind yet).
Learn to bake!! (I have had more disasters than success in baking!)
Learn a musical instrument - preferably mandolin.
7 things that attract about the opposite sex
Sense of humour
Good looks ;-)
7 Favourite Food
My mom's morkazhambu with seppankizhangu roast (Colocassia)
My paati's adai
Black forest cake
Casatta (from Arun icecream)
Dahi puri from Ajnabi in chennai fountain plaza