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Pista Burfi


Pista Burfi is a delicious, traditional & very popular Indian sweet.

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  • 1 cup pista (pistachio)
  • 1/2 cup mawa
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2-3 drops of green food color (optional)
  • 3-4 almonds finely chopped
  • Water as required


Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins
Adapted from


Step 1

1. Soak pista (pistachios) in warm water for half an hour.

2. Drain all water, peel pista (pistachio) & blend it to a fine paste. Keep

3. Heat sugar, 1/2 cup of water in a pan & prepare a sugar syrup of one
string consistency.

4. Roast mawa in pan for 2-3 mins. Stir it continuously. Switch off the
heat, let it cool.

5. In a bowl mix pista paste, mawa, cardamom powder & green color.

6. Pour this mixture into the sugar syrup & mix well.

7. Cook it on a slow flame, stir continuously, till mixture leaves the
sides of the pan.

8. Transfer the paste to a greased plate, let it cool & set for an hour.

9. Cut the burfi into desired shape, garnish with chopped almond.

10. Pista barfi is ready for Diwali.


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