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Maida Burfi Recipe | Easy Burfi Recipe | Diwali Sweets
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Maida Burfi Recipe | Easy Burfi Recipe | Diwali Sweets

Maida Burfi, a South Indian Fudge made with All Purpose Flour. This is one burfi which is very easy and quick to make
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Sweet
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 12 pieces
Calories: 274kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Heavy Bottomed Pan


  • ½ Cup Maida (All Purpose Flour) 1 Cup - 250ml
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Ghee Need extra 2 tsp Ghee for Greasing a plate or tray
  • 2-3 Drops Rose Essence
  • Few Saffron Threads
  • 1 tbsp Cashews


  • Grease a cake tin or burfi tin or a plate with ghee and set it aside

Frying Cashews

  • Grease a cake tin or burfi tin or a plate with ghee and set it aside

Cooking Maida Flour

  • In the same pan, add 1/4 cup of ghee. Add maida and roast it in ghee till the raw smell goes off.   Keep the flame low and cook the maida for 3-5 minutes. Take this roasted maida aside. 

Preparing Sugar syrup

  • In another pan, add sugar and water and allow the sugar to dissolve completely. 
  • Keep stirring the sugar syrup in medium flame till you get one-string consistency. Take a drop of syrup and rub between thumb and point finger and when you open the fingers, it should for ma string. That is the correct consistency.

Preparing Maida Burfi

  • Add ghee roasted maida mixture to the sugar syrup and stir well till the maida mixture gets incorporated with sugar syrup
  • Add rose essence or vanilla essences or even badam essence and stir once. Also add few saffron threads. Instead of saffron threads, we can use food color also. 
  • Switch off the flame now. We just need to stir the burfi mixture without flame till it becomes thick in consistency. Slowly the mixture gets thicken and becomes glossy. Add roasted nuts and stir in well. Just add a drop of burfi mixture in the counter and allow it to cool for few second and then see if it gets set hard instead of being a halwa consistency. If the drop of burfi mixture sets, then burfi mixture is ready
  • Pour the burfi mixture into the greased tray or tin and level the top with back of spoon. Allow the burfi mixture to cool for 10 minutes. When the mixture is warm, then cut into pieces
  • Store it in air-tight container and enjoy the Maida Burfi!


  1. We can add food color to the sugar syrup to get colorful maida burfi. 
  2. Maida burfi mixture gets harder on cooling so no need to cook till the mixture is like a dough. We can switch off the flame when it starts to roll like a ball and then keep stirring for a minute or two and then pour in ghee greased tray


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g