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Asha Gokhalé

Nuts Barfi

Nuts Barfi

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Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 30 pieces
Author Asha Gokhalé


  • Aluminum foil
  • Rolling Pin


  • 3 to 3.5 cups your choice of nuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1.25 cups milk
  • 1 tsp. ghee clarified butter


  • Choose either cashews, almonds or pistachio. Grind your choice of nuts to a powder (medium coarse, not fine)
  • Boil the milk and sugar on medium heat. Keep stirring for about 5 minutes, till it gets slightly thick. Test the syrup for readiness: Drizzle a drop onto a plate. If the syrup runs, it's not ready. If it sits like a pearl, it's ready and the pan can be taken off the heat.
  • Once off the stove, start mixing the nuts powder into the syrup pan as fast as you can. It should form a semi solid mixture like wheat flour chapati dough. Apply some ghee to the palms of your hand and form a ball. It will be the size of a large grapefruit.
  • Place the dough on the aluminum foil and start rolling gently with a rolling pin. Choose the thickness you prefer. Start cutting the roll into about 1.5" square pieces using the smooth end of a knife. Decorate as necessary (optional).
  • Transfer the pieces to a platter. Allow to cool for 4-5 hours.