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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lauki ki Burfi ( Lau burfi )

Cooking Time Required: 15-18 mins
Cost of preparation: 15-20 mins


  • 2 cups lauki/bottle gourd pulp
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar (adjust as per taste)
  • 2 tsp ghee  
  • 1 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  • 4-5 almonds

Preparation: Ground the lau into a smooth paste in a mixer-grinder. Do not throw away any excess water.

Cooking: Heat 1/ tsp in a wok. Cut the almonds into small pieces and add to the wok. Fry lightly and remove from wok.

Pour the remaining ghee into the wok. Add the lau/lauki paste. Cook till the ghee leaves the sides of the wok ( takes about 8-10 mins ).

Add the sugar and condensed milk at this stage . Cook for 2-3 mins till the sugar gets dissolved.
Add the fried almonds and remove from the fire. Allow to cool down slightly.

Take a steel thali/plate and spread the paste into a uniform layer having a thickness between 5-8 mm. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Remove from the fridge and cut into desired shape. Serve .

Note : This makes for 4-5 burfis.

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