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 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 23 Mar 2013 18:52

I get mine from Raffi's in York.

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 23 Mar 2013 18:51

Sharon Another recipe and this one is gorgeous.

Badam Fudge or Badam Barfi.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutesYield: Serves 10-15 people

•500gms unsalted, whole almonds

•5 tbsps ghee

•600ml thick cream

•2 cups granulated sugar

•1/2 tsp cardamom powder

•Put the almonds into a blender and grind them to form a coarse powder (the same consistency as sooji/ rawa).

•Set up a deep, heavy-bottomed pan on medium heat. When it is hot, add 3 tbsps of ghee to it. When the ghee melts, add the almond powder to it. Stir well.

•Roast the almond powder in the ghee until it starts to turn very, very slightly darker.

•Now add the cream, sugar and cardamom powder to it and stir to mix well.

•Cook the mixture on medium heat, stirring constantly to prevent it from scorching or burning. This can happen very easily, so be extra careful. Stir constantly!

•At one stage, as the 'liquid' in the mixture begins to dry up, it could bubble and splash, so be very careful while stirring the mixture as droplets can burn you badly. It might actually help to wear an oven glove/ mitt to protect your hand from the splatters during this stage.

•Once the splattering stops (a sign that the Halwa is almost done), add the remaining ghee and stir well.

•Keep cooking the mixture until most of the moisture in it dries up. It will start to thicken and become less pliable and come away from the sides of the pan now. You may also see a small amount of the ghee beginning to separate from it.

•You will know your Badam Fudge/ Badam Barfi is ready when it no longer sticks to the pan at all. In fact when you look at the bottom of the pan, it will be clean!

•Take the Fudge/ Barfi off the heat and spoon it onto a flat platter or plate to cool. Flatten it, with the back of a spoon, to smoothen the surface. You could, if you wish, garnish the Fudge/ Barfi with almond slivers! A lot of Indians garnish their almond fudge with edible silver foil also known as Varq (pronounced as 'Vurrk').

•While the Fudge/ Barfi is still warm, cut it into square or diamond shapes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 23 Mar 2013 18:50

I've never tried barfi and like others had to Google.

Sort of solid Gypsy tart taste with no pastry ?


 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 23 Mar 2013 18:46

Love Barfi.


Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutesIngredients:

•2 cups full cream milk powder

•300 ml thickened/ double/ heavy cream

•1 400 can of condensed milk

•1/2 cup finely chopped skinless pistachios

•Mix all the ingredients (except the nuts) in a rectangular microwave safe bowl and whisk till smooth.

•Put the bowl in the microwave and set the time for 6 minutes on the High setting. Start and run the microwave. Watch the dish carefully and if the mixture looks like it might boil over, stop immediately and wait for 8-10 seconds. Start again and run till the 6-minute time is up.

•Take the dish out of the microwave and stir well to break all lumps (these lumps are the milk solids that are beginning to form due to the cooking).

•Put the dish back in the microwave and set again on High for 6 minutes. Watch for the initial minute and then allow to continue cooking. When the time is up, sprinkle the chopped nuts over the surface of the Barfi and let sit/ rest for 10 minutes.

•After 10 minutes remove from the microwave and cut into 2 to 2 1/2-inch squares. Serve immediately or after cooling to room temprature.

Important: This time and High setting suggestion is for a 900-watt microwave. Adjust timing and setting to suit the wattage of your microwave.


Wend Report 23 Mar 2013 18:29

Comfort food I think. The poor gal's got to have some vices and a bit of barfi now and again will do her good :-D


eRRolSheep Report 23 Mar 2013 17:43

um not exactly lol


AnninGlos Report 23 Mar 2013 17:35

I thought it must be from the description. Not a slimming food then?


eRRolSheep Report 23 Mar 2013 16:54

Ann it is disgustingly sweet


AnninGlos Report 23 Mar 2013 16:53

I had never heard of it either so had to google it.


maggiewinchester Report 23 Mar 2013 16:43

Ah - the wonderful shops in St Mary's Street :-D


eRRolSheep Report 23 Mar 2013 16:42

There is a barfi shop near me


Island Report 23 Mar 2013 16:31

I didn't know what it was Sharron, so I googled.


Sharron Report 23 Mar 2013 16:26

Wonderful and all mine!


PricklyHolly Report 23 Mar 2013 16:24

What on erf is Barfi??


Sharron Report 23 Mar 2013 16:22



Island Report 23 Mar 2013 16:19

Not the dvd I take it?


Sharron Report 23 Mar 2013 16:16

OH had to go to Southampton this morning so I went with him.

Went to St Mary's on the way back and now I have a box of barfi and it is MY box of barfi!