Mango Barfi

Making Mango Barfi can be back-breaking work if you do not know the right shortcuts such as this!

Using readymade khoya and mango pulp makes the job simpler and faster, as you do not have to cook the milk for hours.

This recipe enables you to make Mango Barfi in around 20 minutes, but you need to plan in the setting time of eight hours, so prepare it well in advance of when you need it.

Plus, remember to add the alum although we are preparing this with khoya rather than fresh milk, because alum imparts a nice, crumbly texture to the barfi.

Also do try our other Barfi recipes like Rose Barfi , Khajur Pista Almond Barfi and many more.

Mango Barfi

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Mango Barfi recipe - How to make Mango Barfi

Setting time:  8 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     9Makes 9 pieces
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1/2 cup readymade mango pulp
2 cups crumbled mawa (khoya)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp alum (phitkari) powder

For The Garnish
9 cashewnuts (kaju)

  1. Combine the mava and sugar in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  2. Add the alum, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes or till the mixture turns light brown in colour, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the mango pulp, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 11 minutes or till the mixture thickens and leaves the sides of the pan completely, while stirring continuously.
  4. Keep aside to cool slightly for 2 minutes and transfer the mixture into a 150 mm. (6") diameter and 25 mm. (1”) deep greased plate.
  5. Allow it to set for 8 hours.
  6. Cut into 9 equal squares.
  7. Serve or store in an air-tight container.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per piece
Energy183 cal
Protein6.5 g
Carbohydrates20.3 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat8.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium3.2 mg
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Mango Barfi
 on 17 May 16 12:39 PM

what can you use instead of alum (phitkari) powder
Tarla Dalal
17 May 16 04:58 PM
   Hi Farida, You can omit it if you wish to.
Mango Barfi
 on 17 May 16 12:14 PM

My question is what is alum in Gujarati ? I never heard this word?thanks for your reply. I like your recipe , it''s simple &ready. Thanks again.
Tarla Dalal
17 May 16 05:04 PM
   Hi Apla, Below is the link that will help you to understand the ingredients well.
Mango Barfi
 on 16 May 16 11:38 PM

What is alum? Can we eat in fast?
Tarla Dalal
17 May 16 09:00 AM
   Hi Alpa, Alum is phitkari in Hindi, We have many recipes for faraal on our websitew, do try them.
Mango Barfi
 on 14 May 16 04:31 AM