7 Cup Burfi – 7 Cup Cake – Easy Diwali Sweet

November 10, 2020 Diwali SweetsHoli RecipesSweets/Desserts  15 comments

7 Cup Burfi is an easy sweet to make for Diwali or any other special occasion. This is the first sweet I successfully made without my mom’s help after marriage. The procedure is very simple too. No sugar consistency is needed. You just need to mix 7 cups of ingredients together and slowly cook it. I pretty much told the recipe here itself!! Now u know why it is called 7 Cup Burfi. So trust me this is a perfect sweet to make for beginners. Recipe updated with video.. Do try my Besan Laddu if interested.

Here is the video..


Now to the recipe…


7 Cup Burfi My Magic Pan

[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 25 mins]

7 Cup Burfi Ingredients:

  • Besan/Kadala mavu – 1 cup
  • Grated Coconut – 1 cup
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 2 3/4 cups
  • Ghee – 1 cup


7 Cup Burfi My Magic Pan



  • Take a wide, heavy bottomed pan. Dry roast besan/kadala mavu until u get a nice aroma. It does not need to change color. Keep it aside. Take a plate and grease it with little ghee. Keep it ready. Take half the ghee in the pan and heat it. Add the roasted besan and grated coconut. Mix well. Keep the flame in low.

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  • Add sugar and milk. Mix well so that there are no lumps. The sugar will start melting. The whole mixture will look watery. Stir continuously in low-medium flame. It will start boiling and bubbling.

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  • Keep adding the rest of the ghee in intervals. It will start thickening. Make sure to keep the flame in low-medium flame always.

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  • At one stage it will become frothy and start leaving the sides. This is the right stage. Switch off the flame. Pour the mixture in the greased plate. Let it cool for sometime. When it is still warm, cut it into squares or diamonds.

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Thats it!! 7 Cup Burfi is ready!!

Enjoy with your family and friends!!


7 Cup Burfi My Magic Pan



  1. U can use any cup as measurement, but measure all the ingredients with the same cup.
  2. Do not skip to roast the besan, else the raw smell will spoil the whole taste.
  3. I have added 2 3/4 cups of sugar. U can reduce or increase according to your taste.
  4. Do not add all of the ghee in one shot. Add it intervals.
  5. Switching off the flame when the whole mixture becomes frothy and leaves the sides is very important.
  6. If u over cook, it will not be soft.
  7. U can check the consistency by pouring a small amount of mixture in a plate and let it cool. If it hardens after cooling, its perfect.
  8. If u feel it is like a fudge consistency, put it back in the pan and stir in low flame for 2-3 mins.
  9. Always ensure to keep the flame low-medium, else it will get burnt.


Amma always tells me not to move here and there while making sweets!! It is a golden rule to be followed while making this 7 Cup Burfi as well!! Keep an eye always, stir continuously and strictly no mobile phones allowed in the kitchen!!  


7 Cup Burfi My Magic Pan

– By Sundari Nathan

15 comments to 7 Cup Burfi – 7 Cup Cake – Easy Diwali Sweet

  • Traditionallymodernfood  says:

    I love 7 cup cake..my Amma’s version have equal portion of 7 ingredients yours looks slightly different..looks the buttery Burfi

  • veena  says:

    wow! so so soft and perfect burfi

  • marudhuskitchen  says:

    this burfi awww….it just melts in your mouth literally…so yumm

  • Sathya @Mykitchenodyssey  says:

    I also thought of making this burfi for this diwali..This one looks perfect.

  • Priya  says:

    This recipe is new to me… I will try this for sure

  • kushi  says:

    WOW! This looks so perfect, tempting!

  • Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen  says:

    Love this super yummy 7 cup burfi. DELISH.

  • indira  says:

    Shall try it this weekend.
    But I found only total of six cups why do you call 7 cups is there something missing

    • Sundari Nathan  says:

      It is seven cups Indra as follows: Besan/Kadala mavu – 1 cup, Grated Coconut – 1 cup, Milk – 1 cup, Sugar – 2 3/4 cups, Ghee – 1 cup.
      I have used 2 3/4 cups of sugar instead of 3 cups. U can use more or less as per your taste..

  • swathi  says:

    7 cup burfi looks perfect love it.

  • Sadhna Grover  says:

    Hi Sundari,This burfi looks and sound nice.You explained the whole process nicely. 🙂

  • Hema  says:

    Burfis look perfect, very tempting and delicious..

  • padma  says:

    WOW….Love this delicious burfi…can feel the melt in my mouth:)

  • Fareeha  says:

    wow, simply love this amazing sweet.. i hope u could do a video tutorial and i would be really glad to have u as my neighbor 😉

  • Jeena  says:

    Too good, excellent traditional sweet dish this is…Always love such sweets..So rich, mouth melting and well explained.

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