What am I eating? I Try Pista Burfi

#954 on the List of 1001 Things to Eat Before You Die

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Burfis are a generalized term for popular Indian candies eaten at special occasions. There is a whole slew of recipes to make different types but they usually contain sweetened condensed milk, nuts, spices and are decorated with an edible silver leaf. I am not going to pretend I am any sort of expert on the subject of Indian food. Far from it. I have had a few different types of Burfis at restaurants and given to me by friends and I can tell you from my limited experience that every single type I have tried has been a win. I love the use of different spices in Indian cuisine. Instead of the typical American fare of chocolate, lemon, vanilla, or on occasion peanut butter; In Indian confectionary, you get cardamon, cinnamon, fresh ginger and pretty much anything else that is aromatic. They are a delight on the tongue and very complex. The recipe I used for this experiment is one I found on aromatic essence.

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Badam Pista Barfi (Almond & Pistachio Fudge)

Ingredients:

  • Almond Powder – 1/2 Cup

  • Pistachio Powder – 1/2 Cup

  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – 300 gms

  • Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp

  • Ghee – 1 tbsp

  • Green Food Colour – 5-6 drops

  • Chopped Almonds & Pistachios for garnish


Method:

 

  • Dry roast pistachios on low heat for 3-4 minutes and set aside to cool. Grind lightly for coarse consistency.

  • We used almond powder, in case you don’t have almond powder, then you soak them overnight, peel off skin and dry them under sun and then grind to coarse consistency.

  • In a bowl take half cup each of almond & pistachio powder. Also add cardamom powder and set aside. This is your powder mix

  • Heat ghee in a pan, add sweetened condensed milk and powder mix. Mix well all ingredients and cook on medium heat till it starts to separate sides. Switch off and take off from heat.

  • Spread the mix over a greased plate into a thickness of about 3/4 to 1 inch. Sprinkle chopped nuts and press gently into the mixture.

  • Let it cool and then cut into cubes or any other shape you like.

 

Eat up and enjoy. It is excellent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. zestnzealblog

    Oh my God!!! I really saw this tempting pista burfi while having green tea 🙁 This is my all time favorite and I really could feel the taste in my mouth. At least green tea and this burfi has same color;)

  2. mulholland

    Wow you actually made these!? I just pointed and smiled in an Indian sweet shop whilst getting told I was pronouncing things wrong. lol.

    I look forward to you trying Kaju Katli. That was my fave of the Indian sweets on the list 🙂

    1. Beth Tabler

      I could not find an Indian sweet shop here. So I had to make it. Truth be told though, I did not add the edible silver leaf. So I guess not completely authentic, but I did get the gist of it. How is the french box going?

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