Written by Puja

Orange and Khoya Barfi

Orange and Khoya Barfi No to sweets never….. I can never say no to any sweets. Sweets are my weakness. Though I can’t have too much of it at a time but Sweets are something I always look for, when I finish my breakfast, lunch or dinner. So even if there is no occasion I prefer making some kind of sweets or desserts to delight myself and my family.

Ohh! how can I forget my little daughter, she is fond of these kind of sweet items and she keeps asking for more. 🙂

Orange sweet barfi is a combination of orange, khoya and sugar. Due to its orange flavor it tastes great and is very simple and easy to make.

Barfi is a typical sweet that could be categorized as a North-Indian Sweet. But off-late I noticed barfi at a lot of bakeries in Kerala as well. Though it is confined to only a couple of varieties. In North India you would normally find a lot of varieties of barfi with kaju barfi being the favorite.

Orange and Khoya Barfi

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Puja


  • Orange - 1 large
  • Mava/Khoya - 200 gms thickened dried evaporated milk made by heating milk in an open iron pan to condensation
  • Sugar - ½ Cup
  • Clarified Indian butter/Pure ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Green cardamom powder - 1 tsp
  • Dry fruits pistachio, almond, cashew - handful (chopped)


  • Peel the orange, remove the seed and the transparent skin fully and keep the pieces aside.
  • Now grate Khoya and put it in a thick bottom wok or deep pan with sugar and heat on a medium heat.
  • Let it thicken stirring in between.
  • Once it reduces to almost half the quantity then add the orange pieces to it.
  • This will again loosen the consistency of the mixture.
  • Stir continuously and cook on a low flame till the mixture reduces almost to a uniform mixture.
  • Add ghee and cardamom powder and mix well, remove from the fire.
  • Grease a small square or rectangular tray and spread the entire mixture evenly across the base.
  • Now sprinkle pistachio, almond, cashew and set aside to cool.
  • Once it gets cold cut into diamond shape pieces and serve.


You can adjust the quantity of sugar as per your taste.
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