Friday, September 9, 2011

Coconut-Cashew Barfi


Hmmm, I think its been a month, Our Yakshamitra troupe had a Yakshagana practice at someones place. I wanted to prepare some sweet for the session. I didnt know what to make. I just gave a call to my mom and she suggested me this awesome sweet. . Adding some Cashew gives  a super like taste and flavour to the Burfi. It was my first attempt, I turned out really  good. Everyone liked it. I was so happy at the end  of the day..Try maaDi, enjoy maaDi!!!!

Preparation time: 30-35 min
Outcome: 20-25 slightly large pieces.

Ingredients:
  • 4 cups Sugar
  • 2  cups desiccated or freshly grated Coconut
  • 1 cup coarsely ground Cashew
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • few strands Saffron
  • 1 cup milk

Other requirements:
  • Wide mouth pan
  • large plate or tray
  • 1 tsp Oil or Ghee / clarified butter for greasing.

Method:
  • Take Sugar, Milk and Saffron in the wide mouth pan. Give a mix. Then melt the sugar in a low to medium flame until you get a thick sugar syrup. Syrup should form a single string when you touch with your finger.
  • In the mean while grease the tray or plate with Oil or Ghee and keep it handy.
  • Then add Desiccated Coconut, Cashew Powder and Cardamom powder. Keep mixing the mixture on a slow to medium heat. Do not take off your hand from mixing. 

  • When you see the mixture starts separating from edges of the pan as you see in the pic. 

  • Immidiately pour evenly on the tray or plate. Do not pat or touch.Leave it for 5 min.
  • Then cut into whatever the shape u want with a sharp knife when it is still hot.

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