Maya Indian Sweets, Surry Hills
Parents threw a house party a while ago (before i started fitness regime) and when I arrived the next day, on the counter was a box of Indian sweets from surry hills. This gave me the perfect opportunity knit-pick at them as it’s something different that many people are not keen to try. I admit i was scared!
I did find them quite deadly when thinking about the ingredients. Some consist of ghee (clarified butter – the good dirty heart attack stuff), and some consist of super sweet syrups and milk. By all means, I suggest you give it a try especially if your a lover of all things milky and or indian spices / seeds.
Dense, yet crumbly rich ball with the taste of cardamon and a hint of pistachio its one of my favourites.
Burfi is my ultimate favourite Indian deserts. I like the ones with the 100s and thousands. Its a very creamy desert which often people think is very milky. Personally I LOVE IT its always been a favourite of mine.
Texture is crumbly and melts in your mouth. There are different types of Burfi, some are denser and smoother than others. Burfi comes in a variety of flavours such as cashew (kaju) pistachio (pista) almond (badam) and chickpea (besan) and Coconut.
Rough chickpea flour with sugar, ghee, cardamon and almonds.. deadly I know…. I find it always looks so unappealing in the selection box.
Don’t expect this to taste like chocolate. It tastes like normal plain burfi but smoother in texture as its not meant to be a pure chocolaty desert. The cocoa is mainly used as a form of colouring still delicious.
Rubbery and sticky, vicious-coloured translucent jelly with similar texture of turkish delight only a bit more dense.
Dense and semi rough piece of gold with cardamom and almonds. Texture is more crumbly, dense and not as powdery as the standard burfi.
It tastes like powered milk with empowering taste of cardamon. – Must Try!
Badam (almond) Barfi is made with almonds in pure butter ghee (clarified butter) and flavoured with cardamoms
Maya Indian Sweets
470 Cleveland St
Surry Hills NSW 2010
P: (02) 9699 8663