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Diwali special dessert: Grilled Almond Burfee

This dessert is so yummy! © Shutterstock

Treat your guests to this delectable dessert made with almonds. Skip going to the halwai and make this Diwali sweet at home instead!

Written by Upneet Pansare |Published : November 1, 2018 9:56 AM IST

Diwali calls for desserts! Who doesn't like indulging in Diwali delicacies like karanjis, besan laddoos, chirota, mithais and burfees? Whether you are diabetic or on a weight loss regimen, you can eat traditional Diwali desserts, according to celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar. These Indian deserts made at home with natural and pure ingredients are good for our health -- dry fruits, ghee, nuts, millets, spices, coconuts and even sugar and jaggery help up the nutrition value of our mithais while giving us excellent taste. This Grilled Almond Burfee by Chef Kunal Kapur, Masterchef India Judge would be a very healthy addition to your Diwali menu. Almonds are known to be very good for your heart health, skin, hair, sugar levels, digestion and immunity. They are also known for their brain and memory boosting properties. If you love almonds, you are definitely going to love this Almond Burfee. You could use sugar or some sugar-free alternative in this dessert recipe.

Grilled Almond Burfee

Serves: 4

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Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


Khoya (pindi) - 500 g

Sugar or sugar-free alternative - 40 g

Almonds roasted and crushed 1 cup


Grate the khoya and keep aside. Heat a pan and add khoya. Now, add 40 g of sugar or sugar-free alternative and cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes. Remove from fire and mix in roasted and crushed almonds. Immediately transfer to an individual serving dish.

Sprinkle the remaining sugar or sugar-free substitute on top. Place the dish in a hot oven 200C with heat only from the top and allow the sugar to caramelize. Remove and serve immediately.

Nutrient Analysis

Calories2501Protein96.9 g
Total fat155.13 gSaturated55.437 g
Monounsaturated45.118 gPolyunsaturated17.63 g
Carbohydrates174.12 gFibre17.9 g
Cholesterol333.33 mgSodium2 mg
Calcium385 mgMagnesium386 mg
Potassium2215.66 mgVitamin E36.65 mg

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