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Tribal Cuisine: Fresh milky Maize (corn) Burfi


  1. Fresh milky Maize ( corn)- 7—8 cobs
  2. Sugar- 1 ½ cup
  3. Condensed milk- 1 ½ cup
  4. Refined oil / cow ghee – 3 tbs
  5. Green cardamom powder- ½ tsp
  6. Dry fruits – 4 tbs

Preparation Method

  • Remove the grains from the maize and wash it properly.
  • Grind it in to a smooth paste and sieve through a strainer
  •  Heat oil/ ghee, add the maize paste in to it and roast in a low flame .
  • Cook it properly in a low flame until the paste turns brown.
  • Keep stirring to avoid formation of lumps & cook till mixtures starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  • In a another pan prepare sugar syrup with water and  sugar
  • Add maize paste  , green cardamom powder and condensed milk in to sugar syrup and stir continuously until all ingredients mixed well in a halwa form .
  • Once the mixture is ready ,coat a tray with ghee / oil and pour cooled mixture in to it.
  • Garnish with dry fruits ( as per your choice).
  • Let it cool in room temperature
  • When the mixture has hardened, cut with a knife and serve. 

(You can use Jaggery instead of Sugar)

Prepared by: Sabnam Aferin

Cuttack, Odisha

You can reach her at: [email protected]

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