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Paneer Burfi

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Paneer Burfi is great to serve with tea or coffee, or as a dessert with any meal.

Makes about 25 pieces.

Paneer Burfi

Ingredients:

  • Paneer with 1/2 gallon or 8 cups of milk
  • 2 slices of white bread
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 green cardamoms coarsely grounded
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of butter to grease the baking pan

Method

  1. Check the recipe for paneer and make the paneer with whole milk or 4% milk.
  2. Pre heat the oven on 275 degrees.
  3. Grease the 8″ by 8″ baking pan keep aside.
  4. Remove the crust from all side of bread.
  5. In food processor put the bread and make breadcrumb add paneer and sugar mix it well now add cardamom and half the sliced almonds and mix just for few seconds.
  6. Mixture should be moist, if it appears to be dry add 2-3 spoons of milk.
  7. Put the mix in baking dish spread evenly and spread rest of the almonds evenly. Cover with the foil.
  8. Burfee should take about 30 minutes but check after about 20 minutes like you will check the cake putting the knife. Knife should come out clean. After burfee is ready leave it cover for about fifteen minutes so burfee remain moist with the steam.
  9. After paneer burfee comes to the room temperature cut them into your desired size and shapes.

Variations:

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut powder in the mixture while mix is still in food processor.
  2. You can flavor the burfee with saffron adding about 6 strand of saffron in the mixture.
  3. Saffron will give nice color and add to the taste.

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60 thoughts on “Paneer Burfi

  1. hello Aunty,
    I want to try doing paneer burfis. I have microwave & I do not have an oven. Please suggest the method to cook the same using a microwave. Your reply is surely going to help me greatly.
    Awaiting for your reply.

  2. Hi aunty, can u plz tell me if I can make this in the microwave? If yes then for how long will it take to cook? Thank u in advance.

  3. Can you let me know whether this recipe can be made with Philadelphia Cream Cheese (Bcoz Paneer is also a kind of Cheese).

  4. I love ur all recipes.. u r the best. Ur recipes makes it very easy. I feel like my mom or anty is teaching. I made few recipes of you. so far only one didn,t go well.. tht was Nan-Katai, well goes untill i put them to bake. lol.
    well, now if i make something new my husband ask me is this ur anty,s recipe.

  5. I made this today – FANTASTIC and DELICIOUS! I am curious you don’t mention if it should be refrigerated since this is cheese? I did put mine in the refrigerator. What do you do? Love your videos Manjula – your recipes are always easy – I have made a few now.

    1. Oh and I forgot to mention I used “pine nuts” because I didn’t have the almonds – very tasty – but then I married into an Italian family! 😉 😛 I also wondered if you pulled out the papery parts from the cardamom pods? I didn’t see you do it on the video but I did do it before adding to the mixture in the food processor. Interestingly I had to bake mine for 45 minutes! I think it is hard to get my oven to 275F. Still came out wonderful and I think I will enjoy the whole pan myself since hubby is away this week! Should I freeze some for him? Will it freeze well?

  6. Hi Manjula,
    I tried this recipe for get together, it was liked by all. It came out wonderful and tasty. The big plus point is …its very very easy to make!!
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hello!

    I learnt about this recipe from a friend. I appreciate this recipe and want to try it as I do not cook Indian sweets, but this one sounds simple enough to try.

    I have the same question as Shambhavi. Can I make this without bread? This way I can eat it while fasting as well.

    Thank you
    Meenu

  8. Hello! Manjula ji,
    Your recipes are great and very easy to make. Also they are without onion and garlic which why I am so delighted because we do not eat onion and garlic.
    Can we omit the bread in thr recipe of Paneer Burfi? What is the role of the bread in this recipe ?

  9. Dear manjula,
    This is manjula from srilanka. I saw your cookery recipes in your website.
    Can you publish cake varities in your website? Your recipes were useful to us. Please Kindly consider my wish. Thank you. God bless you.

  10. Hello Manjula ji,can i make this burfi with homemade paneer which is made before 3 days n stored in refrigerator..? Or do i need to use fresh paneer for this recipie..Also i wanted to know if i can make Sandesh recipie with such paneer .Pls advice.

  11. Hello Manjula!
    Thank you for your delicious recipes. You make the food seem very easy to cook and now I can prepare Indian food for my Indian friends.

  12. Thanks Manjulaji for this great recipe. I tried it and my family and friends loved the burfi. Its an easy recipe and tastes so good.
    Meghana

  13. Hi manjulaji
    This recipe looks really good.. but i do not have a food processor,.. Can I use a normal mixer/blender for this sweet.. Please let me know as i wnat to make this dish…

    regards
    yojana

  14. hai manjula ji… how can i made this paneer burfi without useing the microwawe…. pls… reply me munjula ji… iam waiting u r’s reply… plz………

  15. Hi Manjula,

    When you mention oven temperatures, do you mean degrees celsius or fahrenheit?

    I think your recipes look wonderful and I love your cooking videos.

    Kind regards,

    Nina

  16. hello manjulaji

    could you please give recipes for veg. eggless cake. i am veg. and do not eat eggs. my son’s birthday is near so please,, i want to give him a good treat.
    I just want to know that jayaji, is she also part of your cookery show or relative.
    thank you!
    jyoti

    1. Hi Jyoti,

      I am just another cook who found this website. I comment here often because I have been cooking for a long time (mostly UP style food) and like to share my experience to help others who have questions. Thanks for asking!

      Jaya
      (I live in New England and Manjula aunty lives in sunny, warm California)

  17. Manjula ji I made this barfi just now and it is perfect thank you so much for making this website and videos I could not cook so well if it wasnt for you. Thank you
    Aisha

  18. You can try it and see how it comes out, although I have never tried it that way. Tofu has a different taste and texture than paneer, but it COULD possibly work.

    If you try it, please report back here and tell us how it came out!

    Jaya 🙂

  19. Hi Mona,
    Hope you are happy in Finland. I visited there once.
    Do try to make your own paneer for this dish. Paneer is very easy, you can see aunty’s recipe for it here on her site.
    Jaya 🙂

  20. Namaste Manjula Auntiji,

    I am your fan. Aap mere mummy jaise ho. I make food after seeing your recipes. I am very young girl and moved to Finland after marriage. I have learnt so much from your website.
    I can say with pride that agar kisi ki mummy nahin hain pass, to Manjula aunti ki website se dekho.

    But Aunti, please say in grams how much Paneer you get after using 4 gallons of milk. Because I will not be making paneer at home but getting it from Indian market. Aapke saab Paneer dishes mein grams mein mention ho, then it will so good.

    With love and regards(just like to my mom)
    Mona Saxena

  21. Thanks Jaya! 🙂

    Manulaji , I am trying a lot of your recipies and I think you are doing a fabulous job !!! Please keep up the good work. can you please post some yummy recipies that are specifically made for Diwali ?
    Regards
    Shivangi

  22. Manjulaji,
    Please advise if I can use the ready made “Paneer slab” that is sold in Indian grocery stores for this… and if it can be used please suggest the quantity of the ready made paneer ( number of the standard slabs) that I will need.
    Regards
    Shivangi

  23. Hi Vinuta, keep milk based sweets out at room temperature only for serving. These are home-made sweets with no chemical preservatives (which is good), therefore keep them in the fridge until ready to serve.
    You can take them out about an hour ahead of time if you don’t want them really cold, but just don’t leave them out for too long.

  24. Hello Vinuta, You can refrigerate the paneer burfee for a week and rasmalai for 4 days. Freeze them for about two months I have noticed after that they start loosing the taste

  25. Hello aunty,
    today i saw ur website…and really liked the recipes and want to try rasmalai and paneer burfi…please do specify the duration i can preserve and eat….and storage also like fridge ya outside room temp…

  26. I made paneer firtst time ever and experimented with “Paneer Burfi”, my husband loved it!! I used condensed milk instead 2% milk. It tastes really good. Thanks again to show us your great and easy method of cooking, it is so awesome to have your website:)

  27. Dear Manjula Aunty,
    I made your Paneer Burfi today and it came out very good.
    I flavored it with saffron and sprinkled crushed pistashios all over the top before baking. I will try other flavor combinations next time.
    Thank you again. Your website and recipes are truly appreciated. The video demonstration is a huge bonus in getting the details of the recipe correct on the first try.

  28. Dear Manjulaji,
    I love saffron, but before I make this recipe I want to make sure I add the saffron correctly.
    Do I just put the 6 strands into the mixture dry or should I crush the saffron first, mix with a tablespoon of warm milk and then add?
    Thank you.

  29. Hello Anuty,
    I wanted to ask can i use the ready made paneer for this?
    if yes then how much quantity of paneer needs to be used to make 25 pieces?

  30. Hello Aunty,
    I want to make this.Looks yummy and tasty.
    But I dont have food processor .Can i use blender to do it?

  31. hello!.I saw your awesome recipe.But i do not have microve or oven or any other electrical appliances in my house.Can you please tell me how to do the same in stove or in cooker?
    Thankyou!

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