Seven Cups Cake | 7 Cups Burfi | Easy Diwali Sweets ~ Guest Post by Kala Gopinath

by anamika on November 9, 2012

in Desserts & Sweets, Festival Recipes, Guest Post

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Seven Cups Cake | 7 Cups Burfi | Easy Diwali Sweets ~ Guest Post by Kala Gopinath ( non blogger foodies )

Diwali is round the corner and already there is a lot of excitement in my kitchen! Yeah I said in my kitchen for all the special Diwali Recipes that needs to be 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. So here comes my second non blogger guest post with some authentic Tamil Nadu Cuisine. .

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Allow me to welcome Kala Gopinath on 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 and love to experiment with various dishes, though we mainly love to have our own South Indian food but at times we also love to have various other cuisines. Me and my family are a big fan of Punjabi and Rajasthani food. I love authentic Punjabi cuisine served at Punjab Grills and Punjabi By Nature both here in Bangalore. We are a big fan of Rajdhani restaurant too :).

Golu Kolu Celebrations |7 cups cake | Seven cups cake | easy diwali recipe | Indian Burfi | Indian FudgeDisplay of the beautiful Navratri┬áGolu at Kala’s home

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 :)!

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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.

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? You all must be wondering when it looks like a simple burfi or and Indian Fudge. Let me answer this for all those who having this question in  there minds, it is called 7 cups cake becasue to make this simple Burfi we need 7 cups of equal ingreadiants that is 1cup of besan, 1 cup of ghee, 1 cup of freshly grated coconut, 1 cup of mil 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 pak but it is somewhat similar minus the fact that Mysore pak consumes loads of ghee in making.

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I along with my mom in law make lots of Diwali dishes both sweet and savory. Actually the celebrations at our home start from the navaratri Golu display itself and we prepare various Sundal Recipes as prasadam that 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 ladoos, mixture, thenkuzhal, kara sev ,ribbon pakoda, thiratipal, mullu murukku, thattai, kara boondi, 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.

Seven Cups Cake | 7 Cups Burfi | Easy Diwali Sweets ~ Guest Post by Kala Gopinath

Seven Cups Cake | 7 Cups Burfi | Easy Diwali Sweets ~ Guest Post by Kala Gopinath

Ingredients

  • Besan (Chickpea flour) - 1 cup
  • Ghee - 1 cup
  • Freshly grated Coconut - 1 cup ( I added 5 -6 cashews while grating the coconut )
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 3 cups

Instructions

  1. Take a thick bottomed kadai or a thick non-stick pan for making this burfi.
  2. At the same time grease a steel plate or a tray with ghee and leave it aside.
  3. Now add in besan, grated fresh coconut with cashews, milk, ghee and sugar to the kadai.
  4. Mix it really well with the help of a ladle and ensure no lumps.
  5. Now switch on the flame and place the kadai on it.
  6. Like any other ladoo or burfi preparation these too need to be mixed continuously over low-medium flame for about 8-10 mins till the aroma changes and you feel the besan is well cooked.
  7. Besan needs to be cooked well and it's colour should reach to a little darker tone. Uncooked besan will make these 7 cups cake taste bad so please ensure it is cooked well on low to medium flame only to avoid the raw smell of besan in the dish.
  8. Keep stirring and bubbles will start to show in the kadai and it will become more porous as shown in the collage.
  9. Cook till the mixture starts leaving the edges.
  10. Do not stop prior to this step as this is important.
  11. When the mixture starts leaving the side and edges of the kadai then itÔÇÖs done and you have reached the right consistency.
  12. Switch off the flame immediately and pour the mixture into the already kept greased plate.
  13. Flatten gently it with the help of a spatula or tap the plate on the kitchen slab to even the upper surface of the 7 cups cake burfi.
  14. Allow it to cool for few seconds and then cut them into desired shape.
  15. Leave it undisturbed until it comes to room temperature and serve when done.
  16. Store them in an air tight container.
  17. 7 cups cake stays good for up to a week at room temperature.

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!

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

kala November 9, 2012 at 10:00 PM

thanx anamika for having me as a guest blogger it was really lot of fun working with you and also got to learn lot of new things about blogging from you . it was a pleasure indeed.

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madcookingfusions November 9, 2012 at 10:29 PM

hey kala it was a pleasure working together and learning from you :) thanks to you!

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dolly November 10, 2012 at 5:27 AM

hey girls seems to be a nice recipe…and the best thing is it doesnt hv any khoya(mawa) in it. i’ll definitely try this recipe as m planning to prepare sm sweets at home this diwali..i hv a question for u….can i use desicated cocnut that comes in a packet instead of fresh coconut??

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madcookingfusions November 10, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Thank you so much Dolly, this 7 cups cake cannot be prepared with the desiccated coconut and it needs to be prepared with fresh grated coconut only and by using the exact ingredients you can even store these Burfi for good 15 days.

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dolly November 12, 2012 at 4:53 AM

hmmm…alright i’ll try to get hold of atleast one fresh cocnut just for making these sweet treats…cos i hv to hv them.thanx for letting me know abt cocnut.

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Your Cookery Book November 11, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Great presentation and lovely burfi recipe for Diwali. Congrats for the blog post and thanks for the recipe. Happy Diwali to you and your family. I love the picture of your son’s piece of work on Tirumala Hills. I had only been once to Tirupati Balaji. God knows when will get opportunity to visit again those holy palaces. Thanks for posting these picture along with your recipe.

Hey Anamika, Happy Diwali to you and you family. May your all wishes come true on this holy festival. God bless you.

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madcookingfusions November 12, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Hey thank you for the wishes & Happy Diwali to you and your family too YCB :)

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kala November 13, 2012 at 8:03 AM

thanks a lot for the lovely comments and happy diwali to u

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Indrani November 12, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Now! This IS a mouth watering recipe. Great job Kala!

Anamika, pls msg me your mail id for pics.

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madcookingfusions November 12, 2012 at 8:58 AM

hey thanks Indrani for stopping by :). Pl email me the pics at mymadcookingfusions@gmail.com, btw thank you for clicking them too :). It was nice to meet you!

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Vidya Sury November 12, 2012 at 12:09 PM

:D I’d love to see those pictures, too!

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madcookingfusions November 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

thank you so much Vidya for visiting and for subscribing for the blog too :)!

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kala November 13, 2012 at 8:06 AM

thank u indrani and happy diwali to u and ur family

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Vidya Sury November 12, 2012 at 12:08 PM

7 cups is a favorite staple at home – in fact in the whole family. We make it as though it were a ritual!

Great blog, Anamika. I am subscribed now and look forward to mouth-watering updates!

Love, Vidya

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madcookingfusions November 12, 2012 at 11:10 PM

So next time we meet, would love to have these from you :)

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Vidya Sury November 13, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Certainly. Don’t be surprised if I remember and bring :D
Happy Diwali!

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madcookingfusions November 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM

hey… will be happy & wish you the same Vidya :)

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Shema George November 13, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Nice recipe…I have never tried it but now I have some motivation to try it for Diwali – I think it is a good reason to indulge in these.
Happy Diwali to you :)

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madcookingfusions November 13, 2012 at 11:34 PM

thank you and yes I agree with you Diwali is the right time to go in for all such sweets without any guilt of adding so many calories :), wish you the same :)!

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suhani November 13, 2012 at 2:48 PM

hi Anamika..very good recipe..and happy diwali to u and ur family..do tell what all did u make…

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harsha November 14, 2012 at 5:44 AM

Hi Kala/Anamika,

Thank you for this recipe. Made 7 cups using it this Diwali. It has been a child hood favorite and thanks to the pics and the recipe was able to make it just the way my mom makes it.

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madcookingfusions November 15, 2012 at 7:36 AM

thank you so much Harsha, I am glad you liked it :)!

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kala November 15, 2012 at 8:54 AM

thanks harsha

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com November 14, 2012 at 6:21 AM

Love the addition of coconut in this barfi. We did not celebrate Diwali this year, but looking forward to making this barfi soon!

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madcookingfusions November 15, 2012 at 7:33 AM

Thanks Kiran, sure do try this one, it’s the easiest of all the Burfi’s I have learnt and among one of the staples in South India

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Nancy/SpicieFoodie November 14, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Happy Diwali to you both. The cake looks amazing and it would be perfect for any special occasion.

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madcookingfusions November 15, 2012 at 7:31 AM

Thank you Nancy for the wishes & wishing you the same :)

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kala November 15, 2012 at 8:56 AM

thank u nancy for the wishes and wish u a happy diwali

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dassana November 16, 2012 at 5:42 PM

thanks to you and kala for sharing the recipe. the texture of the burfi is looking great. will try and make a vegan version.

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madcookingfusions November 17, 2012 at 7:28 AM

thank you Dassana, looking forward to your vegan version of this burfi :)

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