Sesame seeds are rich in manganese, copper, and calcium (90 mg per tablespoon for unhulled seeds, 10 mg for hulled), and contain vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin E (tocopherol). 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. 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:
What you need:
White sesame seeds-1 cup
Sugar-1 and 1/2 cups
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.