With Diwali the festival of lights coming up the making or buying of sweets is a tradition in India and amongst the Indians worldwide. With inflation escalating the costs of base products, good quality sweets are rare and very expensive. So, why not try to make your own? With a little patience, and some practice beforehand you can make this lovely cashew pistachio fudge which will have your family longing for more and licking their fingers. If its your first time at making barfi (fudge) do make it with a small amount so that you can try it. If it in any way does not come out right ( the only error maybe it does not set properly so you can cut it into cubes) do not fret. Just roll them into balls, or cook it a bit more. There is no one born a perfect cook, we all go through many many disasters in our kitchen and then finally we get it right 🙂
1 cup of ghee (clarified butter)
500 grams of assorted semi ground nuts such as unsalted and shelled pistachios,cashewnuts and almonds (the ratio can be as you prefer) use a good blender like the magic bullet to grind your nuts
250 grams of sugar
1/2 cup of full fat milk
1 teaspoon of ground cardamom
1 good pinch of Nitu Didi Pure Spanish Saffron
Heat ghee. Add cardamon and saffron
Add the semi ground nuts and stir well. In a separte bowl, combine sugar and milk . Bring to a boil. Boil till sugar melts. Add the nuts to the mixture.. Stir well. Add ghee if required. Stir till mixture leaves sides. Set in a greased tray.
NITU DIDI TIP: This recipe can also be made without the pistachios. This recipe has no added artificial coloring nor any artifical flavouring. The goodness of saffron and cardamom give a lovely fragrance and aroma to this lovely burfi. To buy my amazing pure spanish saffron click HERE
Dear Nitu Didi; Iwould really like to try making the mithai tomorrow…already have all the ingredients. Please when u refer to 1 cup of ghee and 1/2 cup of milk , could u tell me how much they r in grams or mililiters? Also when u say to add the nuts to the mixture i guess it is the nuts that we already mixed with the ghee and cardamon, right?
Thanks a lot beforehand and please do continue being so sweet as i luv ur site!!!
my dearest nirmala, thank you for your sweet words. 1 cup ghee is 250 grams and 1/2 cup milk is 125 ml. when i say add the nuts to the mixture i mean the melted ghee and cardamom mixture. Do try my saffron one day…you will love it 🙂 have a happy diwali 🙂
Thank you!!! Will try this evening. Happy diwali to u and your family aswell!!