Seven Cups Cake | 7 Cups Burfi┬á| Easy Diwali Sweets ~ Guest Post by Kala Gopinath┬á( non blogger foodies┬á)
Diwali is round the corner and already there is a lot of excitement in my kitchen! Yeah┬áI said in my kitchen for all the special Diwali Recipes that needs to┬ábe prepared for my family. This Diwali I planned to prepare few dishes that I have never made and due to this thought came this post. I over a cup of coffee with my friend Kala decided to learn few authentic South Indian (Tamil Nadu Cuisine) Diwali Recipes both Sweet & Savory from her.┬áSo here comes my second non blogger guest post with some authentic Tamil Nadu Cuisine. .
Allow me to┬áwelcome Kala Gopinath┬áon madcookingfusions on my Diwali Special!
Hi, I am Kala Gopinath. I live with my small family in Bangalore. We all are a big time foodies┬áand love to experiment with various dishes, though we┬ámainly love to have our own South Indian food but at times we also┬álove to have various other cuisines. Me and my family are a big fan of┬áPunjabi and Rajasthani food. I love authentic Punjabi cuisine┬áserved at Punjab Grills and Punjabi By Nature both here in Bangalore.┬áWe are a big fan of Rajdhani┬árestaurant too :).
Thank you Anamika┬áfor inviting me over at mad. It was so much fun sharing and cooking along with┬áyou some of our typical authentic sweet and savory recipes. I really like the simplicity in Anamika’s┬ácooking. The best part about her website is that I don’t┬áhave to go out shopping or hunting for ingredients┬áand they are mostly available in my kitchen, so this makes it easier for me to learn and cook some simple Punjabi recipes too from her space. Her Paneer Butter Masala is a hit at my place :)!
Now coming back to what we made together, I will share with you first the 7 cups cake recipe. Why is it called 7 cups cake?┬áYou all must be wondering when it looks like a simple burfi or an Indian Fudge, why are we really calling it a cake :). So please don’t get misled by the name 7 cups cake, no, it is not a cake.┬áLet me answer this for all those who will be having this doubt in their minds, it is called 7 cups cake because┬áto make this simple Burfi we need 7 cups of equal ingredients┬áthat is 1 cup of besan, 1 cup of ghee, 1 cup of freshly grated coconut, 1 cup of milk and 3 cups of sugar so it makes a total of 7 cups.
About the above photo : Display of Tirumala┬áHills prepared by Kala’s Son – Sanjeev┬á(my youngest blog reader too :)┬á) during the Golu┬ácelebrations at their home along with the beautiful display of dolls!
This is one of the simplest recipes and it does not take too much time to prepare this sweet recipe, 7 cups cake is not like Mysore┬ápak┬ábut it is somewhat similar minus the fact that Mysore┬ápak consumes loads of ghee in making.
I along with my mom in law make lots of Diwali dishes both sweet and savory. Actually the celebrations at our┬áhome start from the navaratri┬áGolu┬ádisplay itself and we┬áprepare various┬áSundal┬áRecipes as prasadam┬áthat is offered to our gods daily during that time followed by the Diwali festival. We love to prepare all the dishes at home for our festivals and avoid buying from outside. Few of the must to prepare dishes at my place are rava┬áladoos, mixture, thenkuzhal, kara┬ásev ,ribbon pakoda, thiratipal, mullu┬ámurukku, thattai, kara┬áboondi, kalakand, the special Diwali medicine that needs to be taken early morning by all the family members after the oil bath on the Diwali day. This time we plan to make Boondi Ladoos too along with the rest of the Diwali Recipes.
Thank You once again Kala for this post and your lovely words out here, looking forward to share your mouth – watering Ribbon Pakoda recipe soon┬áwith my friends & readers of my blog.
Hope you enjoyed reading the post. Have a happy festival and a safe Diwali!