Sesame Burfi (Ellu Burfi)

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Sesame (Ellu in Kannada and Theelu in Konkani) is prominent masala item. But then we also prepare dishes where this is the primary ingredient – ellunde, ellu holige, ellu dry chutney powder some of which you will find on this blog. (Ellu juice coming soon !) Today though I would like to put up Ellu Burfi with sugar – popular, easy and tasty.

What you need to have:

1. White Ellu (Ordinary) – 1 cup

2. Sugar -1/2 cup

3. Cashews chopped  – a handful

4. Cardamom – 4-5

5. Pure ghee – 4-5 teaspoons

Ingredients of Ellu Burfi

What you do with what you have:

1. Place a spatula with 2-3 teaspoons of pure ghee in it. On melting fry cashew pieces in it till light brown and crispy.

Cashew pieces being fried in pure ghee

2. Wash and drain  water from sesame and dry roast the same in a skillet on medium flame. Keep stiring and when all of them sputer it means that it has roasted completely and it swells on roasting. Peal and powder cardamom and add it to roasted sesame seeds.

Ellu being dry roasted

3. Dry roasted Ellu and fried cashews is as shown in the image below.

Dry roasted Ellu, fried Cashews

4. Powder sugar in the mixer.  Transfer it to a pan and add pure ghee to it.  Place it on medium flame.  It solidifies and melts later on stiring continuously.

Sugar being melted in pure ghee

4. Add roasted Sesame and fried cashew mix  from step 2 and step 1 respectively to melted sugar syrup immediately and switch off the flame. Mix well.

Ellu-Cashew mix added to the sugar syrup

5. Spread the mix on a wooden plank and before it cools and hardens cut it failing which you wont be able to cut neat little pieces.

Ellu Burfi mix being cut into pieces

Ready to serve Ellu Burfi is as shown in the image below.

A closer view of the Burfi

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of Burfis: 25

14 thoughts on “Sesame Burfi (Ellu Burfi)

    Priya said:
    February 25, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Wowww!!!mouthwatering here…

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm

      Hi Priya, Asha and Vanamala,

      Thanx to all of you for visiting my blog.

    Asha said:
    February 25, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Love your pans girl, lovely looking bars.

    vanamala said:
    February 25, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    woww lovely ….

    chennairomeos said:
    February 26, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Wow! such a detailed recipe. Pics are awesome. Sesame seeds are gud for helath too.

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 28, 2010 at 2:43 pm

      Hi Chennairom

      Thanx a lot for your comments.

    Madhu said:
    March 2, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    mouthwatering.. nice step by step presentation..

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 2, 2010 at 2:32 pm

      Hi Madhu,

      Ur recipes are always authenticated and i love them tooooo!!!!!!!

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    Sumithra Devi said:
    October 7, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Hi Prathiba,

    Can I use black sesame seeds ?

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 7, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      Hi Sumithra devi,

      I think so you can. Please mail me the pictorial if you prepare it.

    Sumithra Devi said:
    October 7, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Hi prathiba,

    Another doubt, Instead of sugar, Can i use jaggery to make this?

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 7, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      Hi Sumithra devi,

      Of course u can use jaggery instead of sugar for sure. But use chikki jaggery for better results.

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