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Papita besan burfi

Papita Burfi Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword dessert, indian sweet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 pieces
Author Priya Shiva


  • Besan/Chickpeas flour – 1 cup
  • Ripe papaya – 1 cup
  • Melted Ghee/Clarified Butter – 1 + ½ cup
  • Sugar – 2 + 1/2 cups
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Green Cardamom – 3 (powdered)
  • Crushed pistachios - 2 tbsp
  • Melon seeds - 1 tbsp


  1. Grease a square plate with ghee and keep it aside.


  2. Sift besan flour. Add the flour in a pan on low flame for 2 minute and lightly roast it. Keep stirring. Remove from pan and set it aside.

  3. Blend papaya nicely to make a puree.

  4. Now combine besan flour, papaya puree, milk, melted ghee, sugar in a heavy bottom pan and mix it well to ensure there are no lumps.

  5. Place the pan on the gas stove on low flame and stir continuously for few minutes.

  6. Now you'll start seeing it bubbling and ghee leaving on sides.

  7. Add cardamom powder and when it gets thicker transfer the content into the ghee greased plate and leave it for few minutes.

  8. When it is still warm, sprinkle crushed pistachios, melon seeds on top and cut it into square pieces.When it cools down, keep it in an air tight container.