Author: 272uMpXDRIU
Barfi is a delicious Asian sweet which can be made with coconut, almonds, or pistachios. It takes some practice to get the consistency right (and I’m still practising because I don’t make it often enough!) But whatever consistency you make, it always tastes delicious!
  • 400 g (14 oz) sugar
  • 200 g (7 oz) of shredded coconut, ground almonds or pistachios
  • 200 g (7 oz) of khoya OR 400 g (14 oz) milk powder/80 ml (5 tbsp) milk/1 tsp ghee or melted butter
  1. Prepare the khoya: Mix together the milk solids, the water and the ghee to form something resembling a crumbly cheese.
  2. Place the khoya into some muslin or a couple of old pop socks and steam for 15 minutes in a steamer. Allow the solids to cool overnight.
  3. Grate the lumps into a fine powder. This is your khoya.
  4. Combine the khoya with the nuts.
  5. Place 250 ml (8 fl oz) of water and the sugar in a pan and bring to the boil. Allow to simmer until it becomes a syrup (107°C on a sugar thermometer).
  6. Pour the syrup into the khoya/nut mixture and mix well.
  7. Place the barfi mixture into greased moulds and press down. Allow to cool.
Calories: 178 Fat: 6.1 Sugar: 21.4 Fiber: 1.6 Protein: 8.0 Cholesterol: 4.3
Titli's Tips
When you have pressed the mixture into the moulds, place them in the microwave for 1 minute on high. This reheats the sugar and helps it form a better slab.
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