Recipe for a 6 ingredient Chocolate Burfi | Cocoa powder burfi | Indian festive recipe| Quick Diwali Recipes
A simple, last minute, Diwali recipe – Chocolate Burfi, loved by all, that’s ready in under 30 minutes, with the ingredients easily found in any kitchen, that’s what I’m sharing with you today.
So if you are like me, a totally last minute person, who is sometimes completely unprepared for the festivals that suddenly come up, this Chocolate Burfi the perfect recipe for you.
In my usual style, last evening, I kept the pan on the flame and then called my mom, “How do you make your chocolate cake?”. In my family, prior to my generation, the only cakes that were made at home were these kinda ‘cakes’ – or in culinary terms they would be better called ‘squares’ or ‘fudge’.
How soft or hard you want the burfi depends on how much time you allow this to be on heat. My recipe gives you an in between consistency, so it cuts into neat squares. If you want it more soft set, try to remove it from flame onto the baking sheet 5 minutes earlier.
These burfis are pretty much trial and error, and are a little trickier than baking cakes, but they are fun experience with a fair bit of arm workout, which we all could do with, given how much we end up gorging on during the festive season.
If you don’t have cocoa powder or if you don’t prefer chocolate flavour, [wondering if there are such people in the universe;)] you can avoid the cocoa and add powdered cardamom or a few saffron strands towards the end to get plain milk burfi.
So this special recipe from my mom’s kitchen, especially for you! Your last minute, go-to Diwali treat recipe 🙂 Happy Diwali from the Saffron Trail Kitchen to you and your loved ones.
Recipe for Chocolate Burfi (cake)
Makes 16-20 pieces, depending on the size