7 CUPs Barfi - Besan Mithai
7 cups barfi is made using 7 cups of ingredients using Besan.Besan mithai is a simple, easy mithai to make for any festival.
  • 1 cup - Besan (Gram flour)
  • 1 cup - Milk
  • 1 cup - Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 cup - Freshly grated coconut or desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup - Cashews , made into really small pieces
  • 2 cups - Sugar
  • 1 Tsp - Cardamom powder
  • A pinch of turmeric (optional)
  • A pinch of saffron (optional)
  1. Soak the saffron in a tablespoon of hot milk to extract the flavour and colour.
  2. Grease a steel plate or a cake tin with ghee and set aside.
  3. In a heavy bottom pan, roast the flour till you get a nutty smell. Keep the flame low and keep stirring it continuously to avoid burning of the flour.
  4. Once the flour is roasted well switch off the flame.
  5. Add sugar, coconut, milk, ghee, saffron soaked milk and a pinch of turmeric to this and mix it well.
  6. Make sure there are no lumps in it.
  7. Put the pan back on low flame and cook it for 15 to 20 mins.
  8. Keep stirring it continuously so that the mixture doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
  9. The mixture will be watery, but will gradually thicken.
  10. As you get close to 10 mins, the mixture will start bubbling up and the colour turns paler.
  11. The mixture will start leaving the pan when it is done.
  12. You will have to work quickly when the mixture thickens. It will be as soft as a play dough.
  13. Transfer this QUICKLY to the greased plate and uniformly spread and press it using a spatula.
  14. Smoothen it as much as you can while working quickly.
  15. Let it cool down completely and cut then into pieces.
  16. Store them in jars and it keeps well for a week. As it has fresh coconut, do not keep it for long.
Recipe by MADaboutkitchen at https://madaboutkitchen.in/7-cups-barfi-besan-mithai/