Pista Barfi

Pista barfi has a mild nutty flavour and attractive colour, both of which make it very tempting. This barfi is mildly flavoured with cardamom, and tastes good as such, but if you wish for a more elaborate presentation, you could choose to sandwich two varieties of barfi, garnish with roasted nuts and saffron, or come up with your own splendid ideas!

Pista Barfi

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Pista Barfi recipe - How to make Pista Barfi

Soaking time:  30 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     9Makes 9 pieces
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1 cup pistachios
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
2 to 3 drops of green food colour (optional)

  1. Soak the pistachios in enough warm water in a bowl for about 30 minutes.
  2. Drain all the water, peel the pistachios and blend them in a mixer into a fine paste. Keep aside.
  3. Combine the sugar and ½ cup of water in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 6 to 7 minutes or till the syrup is of 1 string consistency, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the pista paste, mix well and cook on a slow flame for approx. 5 to 7 minutes or till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, while stirring continuously.
  5. Transfer the mixture on a greased 150 mm. (6”) diameter plate and spread it evenly using a flat spoon. Keep aside to set for 1 hour.
  6. Cut into 9 equal square pieces.
  7. Serve immediately or store at room temperature in an air-tight container.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per piece
Energy111 cal
Protein2.2 g
Carbohydrates12.1 g
Fiber0.2 g
Fat5.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0.1 mg
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Pista Barfi
 on 21 Jun 21 04:41 PM

Hi Is it a good idea to replace white sugar with brown sugar? Also, How long does it stay good at room temperature? Shall I refrigerate it to store for a longer time?
Tarla Dalal
21 Jun 21 07:23 PM
   No, we would not recommend making this barfi with brown sugar.
Pista Barfi
 on 27 May 16 12:03 AM

I like all type dry fruits barfi
Tarla Dalal
27 May 16 11:22 AM
   Hi Vishnu , we are delighted you loved the Pista Barfi recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Pista Barfi
 on 05 Nov 12 10:36 AM

Delicious soft dessert made from pista, sugar and cardamom powder.