How to make Makhana Burfi -

Lotus seeds, roasted peanuts and desiccated coconut mix well to make this burfi delicious

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Lotus seeds (मखाने), Roasted peanuts (भुनी हुई मूंगफली)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

You can also find more Mithais recipes like Ghari Sabudane ki Kheer Kala Jam Sheer Kurma

Makhana Burfi

Makhana Burfi Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Makhana Burfi Recipe

  • Lotus seeds 2 cups

  • Roasted peanuts 1 1/2 cups

  • Ghee 1 1/2 teas to grease

  • Desiccated coconut 1 cup

  • Sugar syrup 1/4 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Pistachio slices to garnish

  • Almond slices to garnish

  • Silver warq to garnish


Step 1

Heat a deep non-stick pan, add the lotus seeds and dry roast for 5-10 minutes. Transfer on a plate and cool slightly.

Step 2

Transfer the makana into a grinder jar and grind to a fine powder. Transfer into a bowl. Add peanuts to grinder jar and grind to a fine powder.

Step 3

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add the lotus seed powder and mix well. Add roasted peanut powder and desiccated coconut and mix well.

Step 4

Add sugar syrup and mix till well combined. Add green cardamom powder and mix.

Step 5

Grease a burfi tray with ghee and add the mixture and spread it evenly. Press to level out. Sprinkle slivered pistachios and almond slivers. Apply the silver varq and allow to set.

Step 6

Cut into squares, arrange them on a serving platter and serve.

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