As per my own description, I always consider a Halwa to be more lose without any shape. While a Burfi to be able to retain a shape. Well you can ask how Kerala halwa which is mostly cut into cubes are referred as halwa. I don't know I may call it as halwa but I consider it as Burfi. Another aspect that can contribute would be the texture of burfi tending to be more crumbly. while halwa is mostly chewy. Is that right?
Whatever you may call it, either burfi or halwa this is a time for indulgence and let's not waste it by discussing on the name!
Making Chocolate Burfi Step By Step
Get all the ingredients ready at hand. That tray is for making brownies. It works fine with this too
In a microwave safe bowl, add the condensed milk.
Next add the cocoa powder to the CM.
Mix the cocoa powder well into the condensed milk.
Continue until the powder is well blended.
Next add the sugar and butter
Cook the mix in micro mode for 5 minutes
At 3 minutes, take it out and stir well.
After 5 minutes, it will look like this.
Mix well and transfer to the greased plate.
Spread it neatly on the plate
Garnish with Almond slivering.
Cooking Method : Microwave Mode
Preparation Time : 2 mins
Cooking Time : 5 mins
Setting Time : 30 mins or less
Chocolate Burfi in Microwave
Condensed Milk - 400 gms
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 4 tsp
Butter - 25 gms (increase more if required)
Method to prepare:
Micro for 5 mins. At 3 minutes, stop, stir the mix and keep it back for the remaining minutes. At 3 minutes the batter will still be watery.
Once 5 minutes is done, the moisture would have evaporated and it will resemble a crumbly texture. Mix everything well together.
Grease a tray with butter/ghee. Transfer the chocolate mix to the tray and spread it even. Sprinkle the almonds slivering over the top and allow it to cool.
Cut into squares after 30 mins. You will not have perfect squares cutting on the sides as it will be chewy. But you will be able to remove them in shape.