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!
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  • 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.
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.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 178 8%
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6.1g 9%
Saturated Fat 3.0g 15%
Unsaturated Fat 2.5g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 23.9g 7%
Dietary Fibre 1.6g 6%
Sugars 21.4g
Protein 8.0g 16%
Cholesterol 4.3mgs 1%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.