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|Cashew nuts, sugar|
|Barfi, Pista Barfi, Mango Barfi|
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Kaju Barfi is an Indian subcontinentn dessert. Kaju literally means Cashew nuts and Barfi is a type of Indian sweet, usually in the form of lozenge. Barfi is often but not always, made by thickening milk with sugar and other ingredients (dry fruits and mild spices). It is then spread in a flat, shallow dish and cut into bite-sized pieces. These pieces are sometimes decorated with edible silver foil.
Kaju Barfi, on the other hand, is made with cashew nuts soaked in water overnight (it is not prepared using milk) and ground the next day; then sugar, saffron (kesar) and other dried fruits are added. It is usually white or yellow in colour. If pistachios are used in the preparation, it can be green in colour.
Kaju Barfi is one of the more expensive Indian Sweets when compared to other Barfi's. It is relished and gifted extensively during special occasions and festivals in India.
- In a bowl with three fourth cup of water dissolve sugar and bring it to boil.
- Add saffron to the solution and cook it till it forms a syrup of three thread like consistency.
- In a pan melt the ghee and add this to the syrup.
- Add cashew nut powder and mix it thoroughly.
- Allow it to cool slightly.
- Knead it well and roll it into half centimeter thick rectangle.
- Spread silver foil over these and cut it into diamond shaped pieces of approximately one and half inch.
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