Seven Cup Barfi is a delicious sweet fudge . One bite into it ,and the flavors just exude out and tastes out of the world. If you have a sweet tooth ,this fudge is definitely irresistible and hard to stop having at one.This is one of the popular sweets made during festivals ,especially Diwali. It most definitely got it's name due to the ingredients used, each of it measuring up to seven cups in this recipe . Isn't it a cool and easy way to remember the quantity of ingredients used in a recipe.Although I have had it before , I only recently got to know of how to make this sweet fudge from a friend.
It is also supposed to be one of the easiest fudges to make . Folks who are new to making Indian sweets ,are not usually comfortable when the recipe calls for a one string consistency of sugar solution in preparation of sweets . In this recipe however, you don't need the one string sugar syrup consistency! So any beginner who likes to make sweets can also try this out confidently and be proud of the outcome.
What are the seven cup ingredients that the fudge is made up of ?
The ingredients that make the seven cups are a cup of cashew powder, a cup of gram flour , a cup of coconut (fresh or desiccated), a cup of ghee, a cup of milk and two cups of sugar .You can literally put all the ingredients in the pan at once and cook for about 45 minutes or until the whole thing comes together as a dough. However ,I prefer to first add the gram flour and ghee in the pan and whisk it for a few minutes just so it forms a smooth paste and has no lumps .Later I add the rest of the ingredients. Finally , set the contents in a container lined with wax paper and ghee .Use the back of the spoon or spatula to even out the top layer . It is better to wait for about twenty minutes for it to cool, before cutting into desired shapes.
Use a clean knife dipped in hot water and wipe it clean , to cut it into neat squares . The fudge can be stored in the refrigerator for a few weeks .The taste gets even better with time. The combination of cashew, coconut and gram flour along with the hint of cardamom is just mind blowing and can satisfy one's sweet craving. As already mentioned, this is one of the most simplest fudge to make .The main effort is stirring the contents till it all comes together. This may take about a good 45 to 50 minutes .
A delicious and irresistible fudge made with cashew powder , gram flour, coconut ,milk,ghee and sugar all amounting to seven cups !
- 1 cup cashew powder
- 1 cup gram flour (chick pea flour) Besan in Hindi
- 1 cup grated coconut fresh or dessiccated
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup ghee (clarified butter)
- 2 cups sugar
- ¼ tsp green cardamom powder
Heat up a heavy bottomed flat pan .
Add ghee and gram flour and whisk till it is mixed well with no lumps.
Add all the other ingredients mentioned.
Keep stirring continuously on medium heat , until it starts to form a dough and start releasing from the sides.
Add cardamom powder to the dough and mix well.
Transfer the dough into a container lined with wax paper and ghee .Press it firmly with the back of a spoon to even out the surface to get a smooth fudge.
Wait for the fudge to cool in the container for about 20 minutes.
Cut into desired shapes using a knife that is clean .To get neat edges ,you can try dipping it in hot water and wiping the knife before cutting.
Store the fudge in an air tight container for about few weeks .
Some of things to keep in mind while making this fudge is to use a heavy bottom pan. This will prevent the fudge from sticking to the bottom of the pan .Use medium high heat while stirring . Do not over cook the dough as it might result in the fudge turning hard. Line wax paper coated with ghee in a glass container for setting the fudge . This will help release the pieces easily after being cut.
Hope you enjoy making ad having this sweet fudge .If you liked this fudge, you may also enjoy the Milk peda and Coconut Fudge which are different types of fudges that I posted earlier . Do check them out .Have a good day!