Kaaju Barfi


Kaaju Barfi

 

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This post is dedicated to my darling lil brother vasu. He is the the pampered one at home and we all love him lots. He recently completed his masters in US and has just started working. I’m very attached to him and consider him as my best friend.

Living away from him is very difficult for me, though I keep in touch with him regularly via skype/whatsap I miss him like crazy! The thought that hes living closer to my elder sister comforts me and I know she will take care of him. We three share a very special bond and believe in being kind to one another, thanks to our parents who taught us to be honest and loving.

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Vasu still acts like my older brother sometimes and it actually feels nice to have him watching out for me. He is a great friend to have, he gives honest opinions and wants the best for others. Very few people know his funny side because  he is introvert and opens up slowly.He is hilarious with his one liners, sarcastic humour and  goofy moments and such  a charmer he is 🙂

Like all of us in my family he loves food but is not fussy. Give him rasam and omelet hes happy. Also he makes really good omelets 🙂 I wanted to post something special for rakhi and I have prepared his favorite sweet Kaju Barfi!

This expensive sweet can be made at home with in no time and its quiet a hit at home every time I make!

Ingredients:-

Cashew nuts – 1 1/4 cup
Sugar -1/2 cup
Cardamom powder -1/4 tsp (optional)
Saffron stands – 4-5 (optional)
Water – 1/4 cup
Ghee -2 tsp

Method:-

In a blender powder cashew nuts. This may sound as a simple step but trust me this is the most important step and can effect the result of barfi in the end. So be patient and avoid operating the blender at a stretch as the cashews will ooze out oil and will become sticky.(I used the hand blender and it worked quiet well and got the right consistency of the powder)

Meanwhile, in a non stick pan, add water and sugar. Boil until the sugar dissolves.

Add saffron strands, cardamon powder and cashew nut powder while stirring continuously else it will stick at the bottom of the pan. Add ghee and cook till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.

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At this stage, be extra careful since the right consistency will be when you can make a non sticky small ball from the lump in between your fingers.

Put the mixture on a greased plate and flatten it with a flat surface of a cup and smooth out the mixture.

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Leave it to cool for sometime and with a sharp knife make desired shapes and enjoy!!

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