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Pumpkin Burfi

 Published 2012-Sep-14   Updated 2014-Jan-21

- Submitted by Raji Ramakrishnan

(Kaddu ki Burfi, Poosanikai Burfi, Bhoplyache Vadya)

Pumpkin burfi made out of vari tandul and boiled pumpkin, sugar, ghee.

Recipe For Pumpkin Burfi

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 45-60 minutes
Serves: 5-6


  • 1 cup Red pumpkin boiled and smashed
  • 1/2 cup Vari tandul
  • 1/2 cup Grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup Sugar ( +/- as required by you)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 pinch Kesari colour
  • 2 drops Vanilla essence
  • 3 tbsp Ghee + little for geasing the plate
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom (elaichi) powder
  • 2-3 pinch Nutmeg (jaifal) powder
  • 1 tsp each Charoli and Charmagaz
  • 1/2 Cashew (kaju) pieces for garnishing.


  1. Heat ghee in a kadai, add the vari tandul and roast the same as you roast for the sheera.
  2. When it changes the colour to brown slightly, add 1 cup of water. Cover and cook till the water is dried up in slow flame.
  3. Add the sugar, boiled and smashed pumpkin, grated coconut,  and kesari colour. Keep stirring and cooking till it leaves the kadai.
  4. Add elaichi powder, vanilla essence, charoli, charmagaz and mix well for another two minutes.
  5. Transfer it into a greased plate. Allow it to cool. Cut into desired  shape. Garnish with cashewnuts and serve.

Variation: with mango pulp, apple pulp, papaya pulp.

Pumpkin Burfi

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Comments (4)

Person   ()
I would like to prepare this dish but don't know what is vari tandul
Person   ()
vari tandul is also called samo seeds. Read more about it here
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i like this recipie
Person   ()
Thanks to Raji who shared the recipe.

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