Pista Barfi


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Pista barfi has a mild nutty flavour and attractive colour, both of which make it very tempting. This barfi is mildly flavoured with cardamom, and tastes good as such, but if you wish for a more elaborate presentation, you could choose to sandwich two varieties of barfi, garnish with roasted nuts and saffron, or come up with your own splendid ideas!

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Soaking time:  30 minutes
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Makes 9 pieces
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1 cup pistachios
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
2 to 3 drops of green food colour (optional)

  1. Soak the pistachios in enough warm water in a bowl for about 30 minutes.
  2. Drain all the water, peel the pistachios and blend them in a mixer into a fine paste. Keep aside.
  3. Combine the sugar and ½ cup of water in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 6 to 7 minutes or till the syrup is of 1 string consistency, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the pista paste, mix well and cook on a slow flame for approx. 5 to 7 minutes or till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, while stirring continuously.
  5. Transfer the mixture on a greased 150 mm. (6”) diameter plate and spread it evenly using a flat spoon. Keep aside to set for 1 hour.
  6. Cut into 9 equal square pieces.
  7. Serve immediately or store at room temperature in an air-tight container.
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Vinita_RajNovember 05, 2012

Delicious soft dessert made from pista, sugar and cardamom powder.

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Reviewed November 05, 2012by Vinita_Raj

Delicious soft dessert made from pista, sugar and cardamom powder.

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