Monday, April 13, 2015

# burfi # food

Winging it:Hacking Online Recipes

Indian bloggers have the time and money to spend hours and hours laboring in the kitchen whipping up fudges, sweet-cakes, pendas and you-name-it-and-they-have-done-it

Take this blogger from Africa-KO Rasoi, who is in bed with sugar and condensed milk and unchartered amount of hours in the kitchen. Me, on the other hand-because of my recent carpal tunnel surgery have limited time in the kitchen which calls me to wing recipes I find online that fits into a 30 minute frame or lesser

Anything that requires mincing is done beforehand and stored in the fridge

Shit that needs grinded is bought ready made ground

Shit that needs roasting is bought roasted and salted

And I have a live-in maid that does the dishes, cleaning up, mixing and cooking

So anyways enough rant. I hate food bloggers that rant pages, I never read their rant and skip right to the recipe at the bottom of the page. Of course I don't want you to skip my shit so I made it short

Now let's wing recipe 1 from this African blogger

She made 3 color paneer burfi


I stuck to her exact measurements except I was feeling lazy to fine shred my fresh-but-store-bought-paneer block so it came out chunky

3 cups fresh paneer, FINELY crumbled or GRATED
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
¼ cup ghee
1 tsp cardamom powder
Pinch of saffron

3 food colours I picked red, yellow and blue
Oil to grease your tin-I used muffin pan

1. Heat ghee and add the paneer and condensed milk

2. Mix the thing well and stir continuously on medium flame for 10 minutes. If it doesn't thicken by then then its time to hack it

3. Add tablespoon by tablespoons Of desicated coconut until you reach a crumbly-yet gooey thickness

4. Turn off the gas and add the cardamom and saffron. Give it a good mix

5. drop a few drops of different food coloring in three separate bowls

6. While the mixture is hot, make 2 equal portion and dump it into 3 bowls. Wear a glove when you are mixing hot dough you don't want to burn your hands. Make sure the color is well incorporated into the paneer

7. Take out your pan and choose whatever color you like as the Base color. I picked blue. Use the back of a spoon to flatten the shit on the pan. Do the same with the other 2 colors

8. Let it sit outside till it cools down then store it on fridge

9. Turn the pan upside down the next day and voila you get 3 color paneer coconut burfi

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