How to make Til ki Burfi -

A delightful combination of crisp sesame seeds, crunchy nuts and soft khoya – can you get more festive than that!

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Mithai.

Main Ingredients : Sesame seeds (black) (काले तिल), Khoya/mawa (खोवा / मावा)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Mithais

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Til ki Burfi

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Til ki Burfi Recipe

  • Sesame seeds (black) 1 cup

  • Khoya/mawa grated 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Pure ghee at room temperature 3 cups

  • Sugar 1/2 cup

  • Almonds chopped 5-6

  • Pistachios chopped 5-6


Step 1

Heat a non-stick pan; add the sesame seeds and dry-roast till light pink. Set aside to cool. Grease an eight-by-six inch tray. Heat the ghee in a non-stick kadai. Add the khoya and sauté on low heat till light pink and fragrant.

Step 2

Add the roasted sesame seeds and sugar, and continue to sauté for three to four minutes or till the sugar dissolves completely.

Step 3

Add the chopped nuts and mix well.

Step 4

Transfer to the greased thali, level the surface and set aside to cool. Cut into desired shapes and serve.

Step 5

Store in an airtight container when completely cooled.

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