Recipe video: How to make Mango burfi (Fudge) and Diwali wishes

I hope you’re having a lovely Diwali–surrounded by loved ones and so drunk on happiness that the diyas and lanterns are all dimmed by the warm glow in your heart. And I do hope you’re eating copious amounts of traditional, sinful food. We’ve got the rest of the year to think about calories.

On that note, I’ll leave you with a recipe video for mango burfi (fudge) that we’re eating this Diwali.

Note: I’m uploading both Vimeo and YouTube versions because there are people that prefer one over the other; but if you have a system that supports high definition, I’d say look at the Vimeo version.

Mango burfi (Fudge)


  • 4 cups paneer/ricotta, crumbled
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups sweetened mango pulp (I used canned)
  • 2 cups milk powder
  • Edible silver leaf for decoration
  • Slivered pistachios for decoration


  1. Place the paneer/ricotta, sugar, and mango pulp in a thick-bottomed vessel and cook on a medium flame for about 15-20 minutes or until the mixture comes together and threatens to thicken.
  2. Add the milk powder and cook for another 5-10 minutes or until the mixture begins to leave the sides of the pan. Turn off the heat.
  3. Pour onto a greased baking tray and spread to about three-fourth of an inch thickness.
  4. Allow to cool for at least 4 hours, the last hour or so in the refrigerator. This will make the burfi easier to cut.
  5. Decorate with carefully placed edible silver leaf and pistachios and cut into squares.

Comments (8)

  1. Keerthana @ LifenSpice October 28, 2011 at 2:02 am

    So loved the recipe. It combines two of my fav ingredients – Mango and Paneer. I can already imagine how it tastes! Looks awesome!

  2. Deeba PAB October 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Ooh nice Saee. I've never heard of this before, and it sounds fab! Happy belated Diwali. Hope it was good!

  3. Nags November 3, 2011 at 12:10 am

    ahhh… lovely… 🙂

  4. prathibha July 8, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Saee,I tried this and just loved it and I also posted it in my blog..chk this out..

  5. Mita December 2, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Can ricotta cheese be used as a substitute for paneer? Ricotta cheese does not have the same crumbly texture like paneer.

  6. jaya June 4, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Mango burfi is there any alternative instead of milk powder


  7. jaya June 4, 2015 at 9:14 am


    Thank you very much for the mouth watering recipe of mango burfi which made at home will be good, fresh and also less expensive as compared to shop

    is there any alternative to add instead of milk powder please let me know to my e mail

    thanks in advance

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