like bringing a bottle fine wine when you visit someone for the first
time, a decorative box filled with different kinds of "Barfi"
is a traditional gift in India.
- 2 cups freshly
- 1 cup Milk
- 2 cups Sugar
- 4 tablespoons
- 1 teaspoon
- 2 table spoons
- A few strands
Heat the milk
till it begins to boil. Add the coconut. Lower heat and cook until all
the milk has boiled down. Now add the sugar and ghee. Now add the
saffron and cardamom powder. Stir well and put into a greased thali or
plate. Decorate with almonds. Cut into squares when cool.
Note : Barfi
is a dessert made from milk that has
been cooked slowly and reduced to a fudge-like consistency.
This sweet is flavored with either saffron, vanilla essence, cocoa, rose
water, etc. Sometimes nuts and fresh coconut is added. Eaten and served
in bite sized pieces "Barfi" is a very popular after dinner