Recipe: Watermelon Burfee

Updated: May 03, 2010, 16:41 PM IST

Made of oil rich water melon seeds, it is a delightful dessert made during a number of Indian festivals.


1/2/1 cup melon seeds-dried, peeled
2 tbsp ghee
3/4 cup khoya
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water


Dry roast the melon seeds, till golden brown. Keep aside to cool. Add ghee and sauté khoya in the same pan till it becomes smooth and slightly fried. Remove from flame, mix in the melon seeds and keep aside. In another pan, put sugar and water together and dissolve sugar over low flame. Once the sugar dissolves, bring to a boil and let the syrup cook till thick.

Remove pan from flame and mix syrup immediately into the khoya mixture, stirring vigorously to blend well. Transfer to a greased plate, pat to level and leave to cool. When cool and set, cut into pieces, using a sharp knife. Arrange on to a serving dish and serve.

Tip: You can add food colour for a decorative effect.