Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sesame Burfi




Sesame seeds are rich in manganese, copper, and calcium (90 mg per tablespoon[5] for unhulled seeds, 10 mg for hulled), and contain vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin E (tocopherol).[6] They contain lignans, including unique content of sesamin, which are phytoestrogens with antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Among edible oils from six plants, sesame oil had the highest antioxidant content[7]. Sesame seeds also contain phytosterols associated with reduced levels of blood cholesterol, but do not contain caffeine. The nutrients of sesame seeds are better absorbed if they are ground or pulverized before consumption. For more details, please visit the following site:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sesame


What you need:

White sesame seeds-1 cup
Sugar-1 and 1/2 cups
Khoya-1/2 cup
Cardamom powder-a pinch

How to make:

Grind the sesame seeds into a powder and keep it aside. Make one string sugar syrup in a heavy bottomed vessel and add the khoya. Stir it well and add the ground sesame powder. Stir the mixture on a medium flame until it becomes thick and separates from the sides. Add the cardomam powder and mix it well. Transfer it onto a greased plate and cut it into desired shapes while it is still warm. After they cool down, store them in a container.

Note: Khoya gives a nice taste to the burfi, we won't be able to taste the rawness of the sesame seeds.

12 comments:

Usha said...

A very interesting recipe, I have never used sesame in a burfi...sounds delicious :-)

Asha said...

Such perfect slices! You are too good at making sweets. They are the hardest for me! :))

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Make this one in bit different way using jaggery,this one sounds awesome,my mom always request me to make this sweet and eat as its good for health:)
Looks tempting vijaya!

Chitra said...

looks interesting..We do sesame balls with jaggery.this one is quite easy too.I think my hubby likes this..will give this a try:)

Bhawna said...

wow sesame burfi, i like it very much.

Andhra Flavors said...

sesame burfi good idea. chala kotha gaa vundi

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Usha:)

Thank You Asha:)

Daily Meals said...

I like sesame and jaggery balls Raji, but have never made them at home...

Please do give it a try, Chitra! My husband liked them a lot...

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Bhawna:) How is everything?

I too make this sesame burfi for the first time Andhra flavors! I got this recipe from a North Indian friend...

Varunavi said...

Never ate this combination of sesame and sugar.Looks interesting

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Varunavi:)

prajusha said...

never heard abt this burfi.we make sesame balls using jaggery.this looks lovely.