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. 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/cashew bites, anjeer roll, khorak ,walnut halwa are some great ways of incorporating dry fruits in your diet. You can make it all round the year. There are no surplus nuts that go rancid. 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.
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 tsp 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 tsp 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.
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