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Nalini Mody

Walnut Barfi

Walnut Barfi

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Adapted from a friend's recipe
Course Dessert
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 12 pieces
Author Nalini Mody


  • 1 cup coarsely crushed walnuts (1 cup = 8 oz)
  • 1 cup milk powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or slightly lesser)
  • 3-4 oz. milk
  • 2 tbsp. ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed cardamom powder
  • 1 tbspn almonds (slivered) optional
  • 1 tbspn pistachio (slivered) optional


  • Combine all the ingredients gently to form a crumbly, moist mixture which is neither hard nor soft. Adjust the amount of milk accordingly.
  • Cook the mixture in the microwave for 3 minutes. Microwaves vary in power, so you may need to leave it in for another minute.
  • Take the mixture out of the microwave, add the cardamom powder to it. Mix well and return it to the microwave for another 30 seconds.
  • Transfer the contents to a plate greased with a thin layer of ghee. Top off the mixture with slivers of almonds and pistachio. Gently press the mixture into a square/rectangle shape, using the flat bottom of a tiny bowl. Cut immediately into squares.