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Mar 6, 2015

Kesar Mawa Burfi Recipe | Kesar Milk Powder Burfi | Kesar Burfi Recipe | Easy Holi Sweet Recipe

Kesar Mawa Burfi
Wishing Everyone a Happy Holi. On this special occasion, I am sharing a simple and easy to make burfi Instanly using Mawa Powder or Milk Powder & Kesar/Saffron. This is a rich and delicious burfi with two layers, one is plain burfil & the other one is Kesar Burfi, that is burfi flavored with Saffron or kesar. I have one more reason to share a sweet recipe with my friends & readers. The reason is, 10 of my Broccoli Recipes published in this month edition, March Month's Aval Kitchen Magazine. My sincere thanks to Aval Kitchen team for featuring my recipes in their magazine. This is the first time my recipes published in Magazines and I am so happy and excited on seeing the magazine pages with my own pictures and recipes. Thanks to my family, friends & readers for the constant support and encouragement.

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Now coming to Kesar Mawa Burfi, I referred this recipe and tried it using Milk Mawa Powder/Dried Mawa or Khoya. IF you don't get mawa or khoya in your place you can very well use Milk Powder. I also reduced the butter amount, the burfis turned out good. I don't have patience to give the setting time for burfis and cut them within few minutes. So the plain mawa layers messed up with kesar and the layers aren't perfect. But taste wise it was so delicious and flavorful with kesar.
Kesar Mawa Burfi

Kesar Burfi Recipe
Kesar Mawa Burfi Recipe
Prep Time : 5 minutes | Cook Time : 6 minutes
Recipe Category : Sweets/Desserts
Makes About : 9 square burfis
For Mawa Burfi/Plain Burfi
  1. Milk-Mawa Powder or Milk Powder   1 cup
  2. Powdered Sugar   1/2 cup
  3. Butter, unsalted   4 tbsp
  4. Milk   1/4 cup
  5. Cardamom Powder   a pinch,optional
For Kesar Burfi
  1. Mawa Powder or Milk Powder   1/2 cup
  2. Powdered Sugar  1/4 cup
  3. Butter  2 tbsp
  4. Milk   2 tbsp
  5. Saffron/Kesar   20-30 strands
  6. Yellow Food Color a tiny pinch(optional)
  • First take 3/4 cup sugar and powder it in a blender to a fine powder and keep ready.
  • Cut butter into small pieces, if using cold butter.
  • Then grease a plate with ghee or butter and keep aside.
  • Take 2 tbsp milk in a microwave safe bowl, cook in mw for 30 seconds and to the hot milk add kesar & food color and set it aside.
  • Then heat a non stick pan, add butter when it is fully melted add milk(at room temperature) stir well
  • And add mawa powder, mix well and then add powdered sugar and keep stirring 2-3 minutes.
  • After 3 minutes of stirring, the mawa gets thicken slightly and starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  • This is the right stage and immediately take the pan away from stove and pour the mawa mixture to the greased plate.
  • Then dip the back of the spoon in ghee and flatten evenly the mawa mix to square or rectangle shape.
  • And cover the plate with plastic wrap and keep it the freezer for 5 minutes or until the kesar burfi is ready.
  • Now keep the same pan in the stove, add butter when it is melted completely add kesar milk.
  • Stir well and now add milk or mawa powder, powdered sugar and mix well.
  • In medium heat keep stirring the kesar mawa mixture for 2-3 minutes.
  • When it turns thick, witch off the stove.
  • Now take the plate from freezer, and pour the kesar mixture over the plain burfi layer.
  • Smoothen the kesar layer evenly and allow to set in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
  • After that remove from the fridge and cut into small squares and serve.
  • That's it..Rich & Delicious Kesar Mawa Burfi Ready.
This burfi stays well inthe fridge for 4-5 days.
Instead of burfis, you can also shape them into pedas(marble pedas with mawa & Kesar layer)
Kesar Mawa Burfi

Kesar Burfi Recipe


  1. Hi sangee..
    u're a rockstar....once again u helped me with the easy recipe to surprise my friends

  2. beautiful barfi and lovely clicks dear

  3. Lovely burfi recipe with such amazing clicks

  4. Sangee... barfi is too tempting. Beautiful clicks!

  5. OMG! They look far better than even ones we get from shops. Fabulous!!!!

  6. looks a perfect treat for celebration,yummy one of course....beautiful clicks too :)

  7. I want to grab a piece right now from this photograph :)

  8. Does kesar give it taste, colour or both? Would it be the same if I don't put kesar in it and use only food colour? If kesar gives taste, could it be replaced with something?

    1. yes Kesar gives color and nice flavor to burfi. But if you don't have skip it and add cardamom powder and make it as a plain burfi.

    2. Thanks a lot for the instruction :) I tried it out and the result has been wonderful :) May God bless you and help you keep coming up with such wonderful and easy recipes :)


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