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20 October, 2014

Chocolate almond burfi (brittle cake/ fudge)- Diwali special

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A sweet recipe for this Diwali! An almond  burfi with chocolate flavor. I will not pretend that this is super healthy, it is loaded with sugar! But I just added my twists-

1. I used raw sugar, and

2. used the almonds with the skin intact, that will retain fiber.

Since the burfi would not be white or light in color due to these reasons, I just added cocoa powder to make it uniformly brown and have delicious chocolate flavor!

Chocolate almond burfi

  • Servings: 16 pieces
  • Time: soak time + 1 hour
  • Difficulty: medium
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almond paste- 1 cup (from 1  1 /2 cup whole almonds)

raw sugar- 1 cup

cocoa powder- 1  1/2 tbsp.

ghee- a little less than 1/4 cup


1.Soak almonds overnight in water. Drain and use a blender to make a paste with additional fresh water. Use only as much water is required, add in portions. I used about 1/3 cup.

2.  Heat raw sugar with 1 tbsp. water and cocoa powder in a non-sick pan. Stir as the sugar dissolves. Let the mixture simmer.


3. Add almond paste, mix well.




4. Add ghee and stir on low/medium heat.



5. After 30-40 minutes, the mixture would leave the sides of the pan. Make sure that the solid sticking to the sides of the pan start to solidify as the sugar crystallizes on cooling. The following picture is not the accurate end time of heating. I stirred it for 5 minutes after that point.



* Grease a flat dish with ghee and pour the mixture into it, flattening the surface with the back of a cup. After it cools for 20 minutes, make squares. Once it cools completely, remove and store in a jar.


1. It is very hard to say the ‘endpoint’ or when it the right time to take it off the heat and transfer to the dish. If it is taken out too early, it will still be good to eat, but the consistency will be that of a ‘halwa’. That is O.K. You could just call it that!

2. If it is taken out too late, it will get powdery and solidify too fast.


11 thoughts on : Chocolate almond burfi (brittle cake/ fudge)- Diwali special

  • October 20, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    They looks too good!!!

    • October 20, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      thanks, Malar. They are disappearing fast, so I have hid away some for Deepavali day. 🙂

  • October 21, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,…they look irresistable! Yum!

  • October 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    This looks delicious, I can only imagine the wonderful flavor of almond and chocolate…yes your twists make this a less guilty indulgence but what’s life without sweetness?

  • October 21, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Sweets are for special occasions, so I don’t mind indulging in a bit unhealthy sometimes. It looks super delicious!

  • October 22, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Oh wow, Apsara, this burfi must taste amazing with all the almond paste and cocoa! Lovely!

  • October 23, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Loved this rustic barfi Apsara. A warm and healthy dish for winters.

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