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Sweet Walnut Barfi


20 min

Sweet Walnut Barfi

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20 min


4 persons




5.00 rating-star (2)

Author: Monica Feluchi

This Indian dessert is very unusual and delicate. The best thing about it is that it is very simple and easy to cook. The overall cooking time won’t take you longer than 20 minutes. The result, however, will please your family and friends. Do you wish to taste this dessert the sooner-the better? Then it is high time to cook it!



  • milk powder: 2 cup
  • sugar: 1 cup
  • water: 1 cup
  • walnuts: 3 Tbsp
  • pistachios: 3 Tbsp
  • green cardamom powder: 0.5 Tbsp
  • saffron: 1 pinch
  • ghee: 1 Tbsp (optional)

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Stages of cooking

  1. Break the walnut shells, get the walnuts and chop them.

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  2. Grind the pistachios in a mixer.

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  3. Take a bowl and mix milk powder, ground pistachios, chopped walnuts and green cardamom powder in it. Stir well. Now, take a tray and grease it well with 1 tablespoon of ghee.

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  4. It is high time to cook the sugar syrup now. If you don’t know how to do that, take a pan, mix water and sugar in it (the proportion should be 1:1) and let it boil for about 10-12 minutes until it becomes dense.

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  5. Cut off the heat now and mix the sugar syrup with the mixture you have prepared before. Spread on a tray.

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  6. Dredge with ground pistachios, saffron and leave at the room temperature for about 15-20 minutes.

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  7. Cut into portions and serve cool. Enjoy!

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History of the Sweet Walnut Barfi

Barfi is a famous Indian dessert that is loved by people of all ages. The word "barfi" is derived from the Persian word "barf," which means snow. The dessert is called Barfi because of its snow-like texture. Sweet Walnut Barfi is a variation of the traditional Barfi that is flavoured with walnuts and pistachios.

The recipe has been passed down from generation to generation in Indian households. The dessert is typically served during festivals and special occasions, as it is considered a treat.

Tips and Tricks for Sweet Walnut Barfi Recipe

Some tips and tricks to keep in mind while making Sweet Walnut Barfi are:

  • Use fresh milk powder for the best taste and texture.
  • Grind the pistachios finely to get a smooth texture.
  • Use a non-stick pan while making the sugar syrup to avoid burning.
  • Keep the heat on low while cooking the sugar syrup to prevent it from burning.
  • Stir the walnut-pistachio mixture continuously to avoid lumps and uneven mixture.

Tips for presenting the dish

Sweet Walnut Barfi can be presented in a variety of ways. Here are some tips for presenting the dish:

  • Use a decorative tray to serve the Sweet Walnut Barfi.
  • Garnish the barfi with chopped pistachios and saffron strands to make it look more appealing.
  • Cut the barfi in different shapes like diamond, square or rectangle to make it more attractive.
  • You can also serve Sweet Walnut Barfi with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to enhance the taste.

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