Monday, April 18, 2016

Dodha Barfi

 Dodha burfi  is a traditional sweet which is very popular in Indian state of Punjab. This sweet is mainly prepared on festivals in Punjab. It is basically Indian milk fudge prepared with milk, sugar and lots of nuts.   The combination of these ingredients makes the sweet rich and delicious in its own. So lets know how to cook this flavorful sweet enjoy it together.

  • Full fat milk  - 5 cup
  • Heavy cream – 2 cups
  • Dahlia or cracked wheat – 4 tbsp
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder – 2&1/2 tbsp
  • Almonds – ½ cup, chopped
  • Cashew nuts – 1 cup, chopped
  • Coarsely powdered pistachios – 3 tbsp to garnish
  • Extra slivered  almonds to garnish

Heat ghee in a  pan and roast cracked wheat until it turns light brown in colour.
Combine milk and heavy  cream in a heavy bottom pot and bring it to boil.
The mixture needs to be thicken . Stir the mixture frequently and also clean the sides of the pot to avoid the burning.
Add roasted cracked wheat and sugar together. Stir well and cook  till the cracked wheat is fully cooked in the milk mixture.
 Then add cocoa powder, chopped cashews and chopped almonds. Stir continuously till the mixture turns into the thick dough kind consistency. At this stage the mixture will start leaving the sides of the pan.
Meanwhile grease the tray with ghee. Transfer the mixture into the tray and spread out evenly into the tray.
Allow the mixture to become warm and then cut it into square shape. Sprinkle coarsely grounded pistachios and decorate the burfi with silvered almonds.
Let the dodha burfi cool completely  and then it is ready to serve.

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