So here I am, posting my first cooking iBle. It is an indian sweet/desert made using figs & dates and is know as Barfi (primarily because of its shape)
It is a very easy to make and delicious desert. Best part about this desert is that it has no added sugar and it is made using 100% natural ingredients.
Tempting :) ??? Lets get started.
Preparation Time : 3 Hours
Cooking Time : 20 Mins.
Servings: Around 15 (1 piece per person)
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Step 1: Ingredients
- Dried Figs : 200gms (Around 1 1/2 to 2 Cup).
- Dates (Seeds removed or seedless): 180gms (Around 1 1/2).
- Pistachio : 30-40
- Almonds : 25-30
- Cashews: 25-30
- Ghee or unsalted butter (Less than 1/2 cup)
- Edible silver leaves.
- Lots of love (Love is essential to all my cookings :))
Key Kitchen tools and utensils :
- A deep frying non stick pan to cook.
- A flat square tray (glass or plastic).
- Spatula to spread.
- Mixer gridner
Lets start with preparation in next step :)
Step 2: Preparation
- Soak figs in water for about 2-3 hours.
- Finely chop almonds, pistachios and cashews.
- When the figs are soaked for 2 hours, chop the dates and soak them in hot water for about 30 minutes.
- Drain water from fig and make a puree in grinder, if required add water (you can use the same water in which figs were soaked).
- Drain water from dates, allow them to cool and make puree (add water if required.)
Hold your temptations :), just one more step to go.
Step 3: Cooking and Serving
Heat ghee in the frying pan (Image 1) and do as follows :
- Add figs puree
- Add dates puree
- Cook for 15 mins on medium flame stirring continuously or till the water is evaporated.(Image 2)
- Now add pistachios, almonds and cashews.(Image 3)
- Cook again for 15-20 mins on medium flame, as the mixture becomes gooey, notice that it will no longer stick to the frying pan walls. (Image 4)
- Grease the tray using ghee or butter.
- Transfer the mixture to the tray and spread evenly. (Image 5)
- Decorate with silver leaves. (Image 6)
- Allow it to cool. Once cooled, refrigerate it for 1 hour.
- Cut into squares using sharp knife. (Image 7)
- Serve (Image 8)
It was easy ..right :))
This Barfi can also be kept in refrigerator for 2-3 weeks for you to enjoy more and more.
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