Quick and easy Pista Burfi- Pistachio Fudge
prep time-10 min
cooking time-15 min
- Pistachios/pista – 1.5 cups
- Sugar – 3/4 cup
- Water – 3/4 cup
- Ghee-1 tsp
- Full fat Milk powder – 3 tbsp*
- Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
- Silver foil (Varak) – 3*
- Take 1 tsp of ghee in a heavy bottom pan add pista and roast for 1 minute on low flame.take out in a bowl and let it cool down completely.
- Grind(pulse) pistachios in a mixer, to make a powder(but don’t overdo it otherwise oil will ooz out from the nuts)). Take the powder in a bowl and add cardamom powder and milk powder into it, and mix well.
- Take sugar and water in a pan and cook on medium heat to form a sugar syrup of 1.5 thread consistency. (When the sugar syrup is done you will see bubbles all over the syrup).keep stirring.
- When done switch off the flame and add the ground pistachio powder mixture and mix thoroughly.
- Let it cool down for approx 5-8 minutes. Knead the firm dough (mixture)with your palm to make it smooth .
- Grease a rolling pin and roll the ball of dough on your working platform or any other smooth surface.
Stick the silver foil delicately over the flattened dough.
- Dice into small cubes.
- If the dough is too soft to handle, you may add a few tsp of milk powder.
- If the dough become too hard then add a few tsp of fresh milk, and mix and mash well.
- You may substitute silver foil with grated coconut or crushed almonds and press them in with a rolling pin.
- In India, If milk powder is not readily available at your home (since the odds are that you use fresh milk only!), you can substitute it with Mawa/Khoya – which is dried solidified milk, which looks like lumps of cottage cheese but tastes way better! 🙂 It’s easily available in the Indian Sub-Continent, so if you’re in the Americas, you may be out of luck.
- The bright and dark colour depends on the quality of pista,so you can add 2-3 drops of green food colour in the sugar syrup(if required) before adding the ground pista mixture.
Pista Burfi (Pistachio Fudge)
Servings: 10 people
Can I use unsalted roasted pistachio for the barfi or the pistachio need to be raw?
Parul you can use roasted pistachio
These look delicious! I have loved pista burfis ever since my best friend introduced me to them at a Diwali celebration when I was about 8. however I haven't been able to find a good recipe for them until now- thankyou :)!
I made the same but some how my final product was bit grainy. I'll try again with your recipe. Thanks for sharing.
wah homemade!!looks like store brought ones!love it..
Brilliant…So perfect…looks yummy….
Love this fudge… just cannot take my eyes off it 🙂
Hooney Macarooney says
I normally don't like Indian sweets but always make an exception for pista and badaam burfis. Yours looks too good to be true. Quite lovely
Love pista and am loving these fudges too..bookmarked..such a beautiful colour!!
lovely n yummy burfi…..
This is the best looking pista burfi i have seen.Awesome.
Kalpana Sareesh says
Sangeetha Nambi says
Wow Wow… Yum Yum sweet…
Saraswathi Tharagaram says
Awesome.. super delish
Shailaja Reddy says
wow Yummy burfi.
WOW!!! Great work . Looks so perfect and delicious.
Wow, wow, so perfectly done, as always..
Eye catching pista barfi
looks perfect… mouthwatering
yum!this looks so vibrant and tasty.
fantastic! i haven't eaten pista barfi in ages! i love the variety on your blog, Anjana 🙂
hmm, I think mava/khoya is available in some Indian stores in North America, not sure about Central & South.
Looks extremely delicious
This is so professionally done ( in Mayeka style)! Looks absolutely delicious. I will only appreciate it since I know I never will attempt this on my own.
i liked d 7th step……. 😉
love all your recipes and look at these…so well made and just feel like grabbing one from the picture.
Highly irresistible burfi.
thank u so much for the reply…will surely try and make sometime soon …
very delicious and yummy step by step pictures…
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Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj says
wow very yummy and rich burfi…
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lavina agarwal says
wow this looks sooo yumm…feels like having it right now!
Kaveri Venkatesh says
Yummy burfi..very nicely presented
sowmya's creative saga says
awesome pista burfi and the taste is just out of this world..
Vimitha Anand says
Ooh fudgy n so yummy. would be great to have a piece
absolutely divine 🙂
Just a question says
Hi can the barfi be made a day ahead? And what is 1.5 sugar thread consistency?
Yes you can make ahead and store at room temperature for a week
Thanks for the Eid wishes…Lovely and tempting burfi..please visit my space in your free time..
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@Anonymous-you can get it from Indian Store-Al Adil flour mill or Madhoor store in Bur Dubai.
@Hi Abigail-you can buy silver foil from any indian flour mill,grocery store or some times even from a Indian sweet shop too:)
you can add approx 3 tbsp of lightly roasted and grated mawa in it.method will be the same.
Abigail - mynappytales says
Where can I buy silver foil? it's the first time I've heard of it.
very rich n delicious looking burfi…very quick to prepare…thanks for sharing
Pista barfi looks yummy & so beautiful …
where I can get Silver foil (Varak) in UAE ?
The burfi looks awesomely yummy …loved the beautiful original colour it got …
i do have some mava at home …if possible can u pls tell me wht measurements of mava i need to take if not using milk powder and will the method still remains the same ?
Sadaf Afshan says
Thanks for the Eid wishes Anjana ji. The sweets look yummy. I have eaten them several times but never knew they can be made at home so easily.
Loved your burfis. very nice clicks too. glad to follow you. do visit my space when you find time.
Molly Kumar says
This looks so delicious n tempting 🙂
Holly Warah says
Very interesting. Love your step-by-step photos. I had no idea how this was made. Thanks.