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
- 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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