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Anjeer ki Barfi

Features:
  • Sweet
Cuisine:
  • 20 mins
  • Serves 10
  • Easy

Ingredients

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Anjeer ki barfi is a wonderful dessert that originates from the Indian subcontinent. It is a nutty type pastry; “anjeer” literally translates to “figs” and barfi are a popular sweet in India that normally comes in the shape of lozenges. Barfi is most commonly made by thickening milk with sugar and other ingredients like dried fruits and spices. This dish is not only a delicious after meal treat, but also a great energy bar.

Health Benefits

This dessert has a lot of health benefits that you might not expect in something so tasty. One of the major ingredients of this dish is khus khus, which is also referred to as the poppy seed. The poppy seed has a myriad of benefits. They can help treat sleeping disorders; poppy seeds have long been used to induce sleep and combat insomnia. They are also a great pain killer; the poppy is used in many pharmaceuticals to treat pain.

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How to make Anjeer ki Barfi

  1. Soak 1 cup of fig for at least 2 hours.
  2. Grind it to make a paste and set aside.
  3. Dry roast poppy seeds in a pan until light golden and set
  4. Dry roast cashew nuts and grind to make a cashew powder. 

Prepare Barfi:

  1. Melt ghee in a non-stick pan and add the fig paste to it.
  2. Add condensed milk and cardamom powder.
    Note: Mix well on low heat for better cooking.
  3. Add cashew nut powder and mix with the fig paste using spatula.
  4. Spread on a butter paper and level it evenly.
  5. Sprinkle with roasted poppy seeds and roll it into the butter paper.
  6. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  7. Open up the paper wrap and slice into pieces. 

Trivia

The poppy plant is the primary ingredient in heroin.

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