Seven Cup Delight


Ever wondered if you can make a hassle free sweet dish. This Deepavali I had a close encounter with my mothers busy kitchen schedule and I was in for surprise! Why? because I thought making 7 cup sweet was a big deal, and it was absolutely not. This sweet little thing is in news because of its simplicity. When i say simple, the credit is for its humble preparation. How could one accomplish a tasty treat the easy way? I will tell you, 7-cup delight is a clear winner in the race.

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Now, a little trivia about the name 😉 This dish got its name as it uses 7 equal proportions of the ingredients. Basically there are only 5 simple ingredients that makes up this sweet. 1 each cup of gram flour (besan), coconut, milk, ghee and 3 cups of sugar, adds up to 7 cups and hence the name.

Cooking this sweet is simplest of all. She, my mother, put all the ingredients in a heavy bottomed pan, and kept stirring till it was done. now that needs some real talent. but I will make it simpler for you. We will breathe easy and add each item in minutes gap. Be sure to use a sturdy spoon/ spatula as towards the end the mixture comes together as a hard lump.
As I told you, the original recipe calls for 3 cups of sugar. but you can adjust according to your sweet tooth. My Mom used a little more than 2 cups of sugar as I like it moderately sweetened. Adjusting sugar is not going hurt your preparation. Trust me, nothing will go wrong.
A post Diwali treat, here it is. try it now and let me know if the recipe made you feel wow!!

Seven Cup Delight
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 1.Gram flour/besan 1 cup
  2. 2.Grated coconut 1 cup
  3. 3.Warm milk 1 cup
  4. 4.Ghee (melted) 1 cup
  5. 5.Sugar 2.5-3 cups
  6. 6.Cardamom powder 1 tsp
  1. Grease a plate/tray with ghee and keep aside.
  2. Heat a wide thick bottomed pan on medium flame. I used non stick kadai.
  3. Fry gram flour for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add coconut and mix well.
  5. Pour milk and ghee. Mix well to incorporate.
  6. Add a pinch of cardamom/elaichi powder.
  7. Keep stirring and don't leave the mixture unattended. Adjust the flame if you want.
  8. When the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan, turn off the flame.
  9. Pour the mixture on greased plate evenly. Let it cool.
  10. Around 15 minutes later make deep cuts to your desired shape.
  11. Let the mixture cool completely before you remove them as pieces.
  1. 1. Use a cup of any measurement to measure all the ingredients.
  2. 2. You can add 2 more tbsp of coconut if you.
  3. 3. Chopped and lightly roasted almonds or cashew can be added.
  4. 4. Sweet stays good for 4-5 days at room temperature.
  5. 5. Store it in air-tight jar after it has cooled completely.
  6. 6. Do not refrigerate.