Easy Vegan Almond Burfi with Almond Flour


Keep this vegan almond burfi recipe at hand for whenever you need an easy yet special treat for the holidays! This 4 ingredient Indian Almond Fudge is totally fool-proof to make within minutes and makes for a great gift, too. Gluten-free, soy-free.

a plate with almond burfi topped with chopped pistachios and almonds

Keep this almond burfi recipe ready for whenever you need a sweet treat for the holidays and Indian festivals. It is quick and easy to make and needs just 4 ingredients.

What is Burfi?

Burfi, also called barfi, is an original Indian dessert similar to fudge. It belongs populat  Indian sweets which are united under the name mithai. Various Burfis are traditionally made using ingredients like milk solids, condensed milk, milk powder, sugar, and ghee (clarified butter), nuts etc.

My vegan Badam Burfi is made with ground almonds or almond flour, vegan butter, sugar & a touch of saffron.  I love it for its delightful balance of mild and sweet notes and its signature light fudgy texture. It’s a bit like almond fudge. These little bites of bliss are not only unbelievably easy to make but making burfi at home also leaves your kitchen smelling like heaven! What’s not to love about the fragrances of almond, and saffron wafting through your house?

almond burfi on a piece of parchment paper cut into squares

Trust me, this delicately flavored almond burfi will win your loved ones over with its melt-in-the-mouth texture. I like making these for celebrations like the Indian Ganesh festival or Diwali, but they also make an amazing gift any time of the year. The best part is that this recipe is super forgiving and totally fail-proof which gives us one less thing to worry about during the holidays. You ca change up the flavors and use cardamom, or vanilla instead.

almond burfi topped with chopped nuts

You can serve these Almond Burfi as a snack or a dessert and kids love these too! Such a great alternative to store-bought candies.

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Vegan Almond Burfi

Keep this vegan almond burfi recipe at hand for whenever you need an easy yet special treat for the holidays! This 4 ingredient Indian Almond Fudge is totally fool-proof to make within minites and makes for a great gift too. Gluten-free, soy-free. 

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time10 mins

Chill time15 mins

Total Time35 mins

Course: Dessert, Snack

Cuisine: Indian

Keyword: almond burfi recipe, vegan Indian sweets

Servings: 12

Calories: 128kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (100 g) sugar , I use cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup (59.15 ml) water
  • 4-6 strands of saffron
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1.5 cups (170 g) almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon vegan butter
  • Chopped raw pistachios for garnish
  • Almond slivers for garnish

Instructions

  • Line a 9 x5 loaf pan with parchment and keep ready. In a non stick skillet, add the sugar, water, saffron and salt and mix over medium heat.

  • Bring to a rolling boil and mix well until the sugar dissolves. Continue to simmer for 2 mins, then add in the almond flour, and vegan butter and mix well. Press and mix so that all of the almond flour gets hydrated with the sugar syrup.

  • Cook until the mixture comes together and leaves sides of the pan and then immediately take the pan off the heat. This takes 1-3 mins depending on your pan and stove heating

  • Transfer to a parchment lined 9X5 loaf pan, place another parchment on top and spread the mixture and even it out by pressing with a spatula.

  • Remove the top parchment. Press in the pistachios and almond slivers into the Burfi and use a knife to score your pieces so that they are easier to slice afterwards. Chill the Burfi for half an hour and then slice with a sharp knife and store.

Notes

Use vanilla for simple almond fudge.
Use a mix of pistachio flour and almond flour for pistachio burfi. To make pistachio flour, add raw pistachios to a blender with 1 tsp starch and pulse until powdery

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Vegan Almond Burfi

Amount Per Serving

Calories 128
Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Fat 8g12%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 27mg1%

Potassium 26mg1%

Carbohydrates 12g4%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 9g10%

Protein 3g6%

Vitamin A 26IU1%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 32mg3%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

ingredients needed for making almond burfi

Ingredients:

  • sugar is a quintessential part of this recipe and cannot be skipped
  •  saffron lends our burfi its pretty color and elegant floral flavor
  • salt is necessary to counterbalance the sweetness
  • I use store-bought almond flour for this recipe but it also works with ground blanched almonds
  • vegan butter adds richness and makes for that melt-in-your-mouth texture we love about burfi, you can omit it if you like. The burfi still turns out wonderful y
  • Chopped raw pistachios and slivered almonds don’t only look pretty but also add a bit of delicious crunch

Tips & Substitution

  • Use vanilla for simple almond fudge.
  • Use a mix of pistachio flour and almond flour for pistachio burfi. To make pistachio flour, add raw pistachios to a blender with 1 tsp starch and pulse until powdery
  • Almond Burfi stores well in the refrigerator so can be made ahead
  • Use a fork to lightly break any lumps in the almond flour, it should be lump-free

 

How to make Almond Burfi:

In a non-stick skillet, add the sugar, water, saffron, and salt and mix over medium heat.

saffron, butter, water and sugar being melted in a saucepan to make almond burfi

Bring to a rolling boil and mix well until the sugar dissolves. Continue to simmer for 2 mins, add in the almond flour, and vegan butter and mix well. Press and mix so that all of the almond flour  gets hydrated with the sugar syrup.

almond flour being stirred into saffron sugar syrup to make burfi

Cook until the mixture comes together and leaves sides of the pan and then immediately take the pan off the heat.

Transfer to a parchment-lined 9X5 loaf pan, place another parchment on top and spread the mixture, and even it out using a spatula.

almond burfi mix being pressed into a pyrex loaf pan

Press in the pistachios and almond slivers into the Burfi and use a knife to score your pieces so that they are easier to slice afterward. Chill the Burfi for half an hour and then slice with a sharp knife and store.

chilled almond burfi mixture being cut into squares in a pan

vegan almond burfi topped with pistachios and almonds

HOW TO STORE ALMOND BURFI

Store the almond burfi in an airtight container for 1 to 2 days at room temp or refrigerate it for up to 2 weeks.

 

 

 

 



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