Papaya Burfi

Very simple and easy sweet recipe.

Category : Desserts
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Cusine Type : Kerala


Grated ripe papaya - 1 cup

Coconut - 1 cup

Sugar - 1/2 cup

Milk powder - 2 tbsp

Cardamom powder - a pinch

Ghee - 4 tbsp


Heat ghee in a vessel and add the grated papaya. Cook well, stirring continuously till it becomes a mushy pulp that starts leaving the sides of the vessel. Add coconut and sugar and stir well for another few more minutes. Mix in the milk powder and cardamom and remove from fire and place the burfi, when warm itself, on a flat plate and press well. Let it cool. Cut into squares and serve.

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