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Khoya kesari burfi

Khoya kesari burfi, khoya burfi with saffron. Easy khoya recipes to use up and make sweets for Diwali. Step by step pictures recipe. 
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12


  • 1 cup Khoya
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 4 strands Saffron
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 cardamom powdered
  • 1 tsp Ghee for greasing
  • 1 pinch Yellow food colour Optional
  • Pistachios For garnish


  • Take crumbled khoya and sugar in a heavy bottomed /non stick pan. Mix in medium flame until sugar dissolves and the mixture becomes gooey.
  • Soak saffron in milk for some time and dissolve well. Add it to the khoya mixture along with cardamom powder and continue mixing in medium-low flame for 7-8 minutes.
  • Grease a pan and pour the mixture in a greased plate. Level it with a greased butter paper or any other flat thing.
  • Let it set and cool down. Cut into desired shapes.You can Garnish with pistachios before setting, over the top and press it.


  • Initially after making, there was a slight bitter taste, but after hours/next day it was not there. So don't panic like me :)
  • I also made plain burfis with khoya. In that, I added 2 drops of rose essence,it was also very nice.
  • You can add a tbsp of curd in first step if you want a grainy texture.