Nuts and mawa or khoya is a lethal combo for sweets. It is a great way of having dry fruits. Walnuts provide a great texture to sweets be it burfi or walnut cake or banana cake. They provide us with good protein in daily life. I love making barfi during festive season. You can make it using mawa from market. If you do not get mava, just make it from milk powder. Or best by just reducing full fat milk. Akhrot barfi/walnut fudge is a great way to use walnuts. Walnut sweet recipe is a great way to feed nuts to kids if they are not allergic if they cannot eat it as a whole. You can make a walnut khoya burfi if you have khoya handy. Otherwise reduced milk/condensed milk works too.
Almond squares /badam katli, kaju katli, pista burfi, anjeer roll, khorak ,walnut halwa are some great ways of incorporating nuts in your diet. You can make it all round the year.Plus, there are no surplus nuts that go rancid.Sometimes dry fruits develop a smell and you can no longer eat them if you keep them for long It is great to make stuff at home instead of buying granola bars from market. Nuts are fabulous tidbits of flavor and energy. Full of anti-oxidants and protein. You can also make this burfi during Navratri fasting food if you plan to offer sweet to Mata Rani daily.
However, you need to ensure sugar intake is well balanced with exercise.
New twist to burfi
We have given a twist to normal walnut burfi .Adding the goodness of rose petals. It gives a great flavor to walnut burfi recipe. Also, adds texture to it. You can simply use rose water if you do not have petals available.
You may also add saffron or cardamom as a variation. Reminds me of baklava without the pastry sheets.
Step by step akhrot barfi in pictures
Read the recipe of Akhrot barfi-walnut fudge
Akhrot barfi-walnut fudge
- 1 ltr milk reduced to 1 cup 250 ml
- 1-½ cup walnut kernels
- ¼ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup rose petals
- 1 teaspoon ghee
- Sliced pistachios few rose petals for garnish
- Reduce 1 ltr milk to 250 ml.
- Add sugar to it.
- Crush walnut kernels to small pieces.
- Add the walnuts,rose petals to it and cook till you get semi-solid consistency.
- Grease tray with 1 teaspoon ghee.
- Pour the walnut mixture on greased tray.Garnish with pistachios & few rose petals.
- Make incisions with a knife on the mix.
- Set in refrigerator for couple of hours.
- Serve once set.
Want to try more burfi recipes? Try the below for some easy burfi recipe
- Chocolate burfi
- Coconut barfi
- Lauki burfi
- Badam burfi
- Til mawa barfi
- Sattu barfi
- Sev barfi
- Gulkand barfi
If you are looking for more walnut recipes, click on below links
Walnuts remain fresh up to 3 months in refrigerator.
Make sure it is stored in an air tight jar or packet is tightly closed as they absorb odours.