Want to surprise your family and friends with a really unique dessert? Then try this sugar free and guilt free burfi made of Bajra (Pearl Millet) and dates. I have not added any artificial colour and I guess this type of burfi is generally not made or heard of.
So give it a try and surprise your loved ones with this healthy and exotic dessert.They are extremely easy and quick to prepare. Serve them as an offering to God or store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator to be enjoyed later.
- 1/2 cup bajra grains, dry roasted & ground to a fine powder
- 12-15 seedless dates, soaked in warm water for an hour
- 3 tbsp. ghee
- 2 tbsp. milk powder
- 2 tbsp. almond powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp. cardamom powder
- 1 tsp. rose water
- 1 tbsp. mixed nuts
- 1 tsp. dry rose petals
- 1/2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
Blend the dates to a fine paste and keep aside. Heat 2 tbsp. ghee in a pan and saute the bajra powder for 1-2 minutes.
Add the dates puree, milk powder and almond powder. Mix well and add the milk followed by the cardamom powder.
Combine everything well and continue to saute on a low flame till everything comes together and leaves the sides of the pan. Add the remaining ghee and mix well.
Switch off the flame and add the rose water. Transfer to a greased plate and garnish with the chopped nuts, rose petals and sesame seeds.
Set aside to cool down before refrigerating for an hour. Cut as desired and relish this unique, healthy and exotic dessert.