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Maida Burfi in 20 mins | Easy Diwali Recipe

maida cake
Here is one more easy sweet for this year diwali festival. Maida Burfi is a fool proof recipe that can be prepared within 20 mins. This sweet is prepared with mainly 3 ingredients. Maida is roasted in ghee. Sugar syrup is prepared to one string consistency. Then maida is added to sugar syrup off the stove. Once the batter comes together, it is transferred to greased plate. Once cooled down, cut into desired shapes. Please Check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Indian Sweet Maida Burfi | Maida Cake.

Cook Time : 20 mins
Yields :  24 pieces   -  500 gms
maida burfi

1/2 Cup
Maida / All purpose flour 
1.5 Cups
2 Cups
Vanilla essence
1 tsp
Food colour of your choice 
1/2 tsp

  •  Grease a plate / tray  with 1 tsp of ghee and keep it ready. Heat ghee in a pan.
1 Maida Burfi2 Maida Burfi
  •   Roast Maida in ghee for 4 -5 mins in low flame. Remove from stove.
3 Maida Burfi4 Maida Burfi
  •  Take 1 cup of water in a thick bottomed vessel. Add sugar and allow it to boil, till sugar syrup reaches one string consistency. One string consistency means when the sugar syrup is hold between fore finger and thumb,  a thin single string should form.
  • 5 Maida Burfi      
  • Remove the sugar syrup from stove. Switch off the stove. Now we are going to do all mixing off the stove. Add vanilla essence and food colour to sugar syrup. 
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  • Now slowly add maida to sugar syrup and mix vigorously using spatula or whisk in circular motion. Within 2 minutes, all the batter comes together and starts leaving the pan.
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  •  Pour this batter in the greased plate. Level it using spatula or butter paper. Draw lines using knife after 5 mins when it is warm.(This will help to easily cut the burfi once it cools down). Allow it to cool and cut into shapes. 
Maida Burfi in 20 mins | Easy Diwali Recipe
Maida Burfi in 20 mins | Easy Diwali Recipe

Roast maida in low flame. Maida is added to sugar syrup off the stove.  
Once cooled, store the sweets in air tight container.
These sweets stay fresh for about a week when stored at room temperature.
Adding vanilla essence is optional.
Add food colour of your choice. Also cut into desired shapes of your choice.


  1. My all time favourite burfi, packe me some.

  2. Maida burfi looks really nice. Such a simple recipe and well explained.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Perfect, cut into equal squares and that light green tinge is awesome.

  4. Delicious maida burfi looks really nice.

  5. I have never tried burfi with maida..looks cute and love the color..

  6. Lovely and delicious maida burfi, beautiful color....

  7. that is quick!! perfect for diwali...

  8. I love that corol... Very inviting :)

  9. looks so colorful and like it's straight out of a sweet shop...perfectly done Nithya :)

  10. Perfect sweet for Diwali. Happy Diwali to you and your family.


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