Friday, 9 April 2010

♥ ♥ Something Sweet (Barfi) ♥ ♥ ~For my Better half ♥ ♥

That doesn't mean I'm bad half..;0).....man of my life, caring and loving father of my kids, celebrating his birthday today!(10th April)  Generally whenever anybody's birthday comes in the family the kids gets excited, specially our daughter...getting cards and gifts and cakes and   planning gets underway.  what to cook or where to go?  Since I started my blog 3 months ago I've been seeing lots of cake recipes, I must say people are masters in baking cake! whereas I'm not...not a baker..:( i am always worried that what if without using egg, the cake won't rise or something..So we always used to order Eggless cake from Shops..but after seeing lots of cake recipes, specially girls are making for their hubby or kids..I felt some guilt, and I thought to myself I should make an effort.  So this time with I baked a cake for my hubby..and it's eggless too!  Very please with my results..followed a recipe from our superstore magagine Asda(Wall-Mart)...But here I am not posting a cake recipe, posting a Barfi recipe which I made for my hubby's birthday too.In India we always wish Happy Birthday with something sweet...so Indian sweet in the morning and cake in the evening! Double treat...

"Barfi or burfi (Hindi: बर्फ़ी) is a sweet from the Indian subcontinent. Plain barfi is made from condensed milk, cooked with sugar until it solidifies. There are many varieties of barfi, which include besan barfi (made with besan (gram flour)), "kaju barfi" (made with cashews), and pista barfi (which is a milk barfi containing ground pistachio nuts). The name is derived from Hindi Word baraf which means snow since barfi is similar to ice/snow in appearance. Barfi is often flavoured with fruit (such as mango or coconut) or nuts (like cashew and pistachio) and spices such as cardamom. They are sometimes served coated with a thin layer of edible silver leaf (varak). Visually, they are typically cut into square, diamond, or round shapes. They sometimes (but not always) resemble cheese, and may have a hint of cheese scent to it. For this reason, barfi is sometimes called "Indian cheese cake".[who?] They vary greatly in their colour and texture, depending on type."(wikipedia)

You will need :-
  • 3 cup Whole milk powder
  • 1 cup Ground Almonds, Cashews and Pistachioes
  • 3 tsp Ghee(unsalted butter)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp more milk
  • Few threds of Saffron
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
Method:-
Mix milk powder with 3-4 tbsp milk and ghee and leave a side for 1/2 hour.  Now heat 1 cup milk and sugar on a low heat untill looks like condensed milk.  Add saffron and cardamom powder and leave a side.  Meanwhile place milk powder mix in a microwave and cook for 1-2 minutes, keep an eye on the mix, it can easily burn..now add ground ACP and condensed milk.  Mix well and cook for another 1 minutes.  Now spread evenly over the greased plate and allow it to cool.Now with the knife, cut it into desired shapes....and Enjoy!!


♥ ♥ Happy Birthday Raj ♥ ♥

  I want to dedicate this song to you....."What else can I give you except than my heart,I can give my whole life too"  I'm sure you will love it Raj ! BTW meaning of Raj is King....


Sending this to Priya's event Cooking with Seeds-Cardamom Seeds 









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53 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to the King of your heart! Barfi looks good.

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  2. Happy Birthday to your better half. Double treat, cool. Burfi looks delicious.

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  3. Jagruti, I love all types of Barfi. Thanks for sharing this version!
    A very Happy Birthday to your Husband!

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  4. Jagurti,

    Happy birthday to your husband nice burfi

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  5. Dear Jagruti,Burfi looks very delicious and mouthwatering.A very Happy Birthday To your Husband.Have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. A absolutely Joy filled stunning happy happy birthday to PRincce charming....ur soul mate and the joy of ur life....
    Happy birthday JAgs Raj....and love this birhtday burfi so so muc..
    Fantastic Happy sunshine stunning Spring filled day to u all....

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  7. Your husband is so lucky to have such a sweet treat on his Birthday...and a sweet wife...I wish him a very happy birthday.

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  8. Birthday Wishes to your hubby :) Barfi looks delicious...nice way to celebrate :)

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  9. Happy Birthday Better Half..he he!

    Dessert looks so yummy!

    Enjoy!

    xoxo

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  10. Happy birthday to ur husband...the barfi looks grt....

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  11. Many happy bithday wishes to your better half..
    Hope you all enjoyed with this delicious burfi...

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  12. Yummy Burfi. Wishes to your Husband

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  13. Hy Jagruti,

    Happy B day to your Better half. Burfi is tempting...super presentation...this is just brilliant.

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  14. Happy birthday to your DH..
    Awesome burfi..hope you all have a wonderful day :-)

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  15. Great sweet burfi! Love the sweetness!

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  16. hi many many happy returns of the day my dear jiju happy birthday,nice barfi pls send me

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  17. Bday wishes to your hubby,and nice way to begin a wonderful day for him with this yummy burfi..looks delicious..

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  18. Please pass on my B'day wishes to your hubby :-)

    Burfi looks great and have a wonderful weekend!!!

    Deepa

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  19. A Very Happy Birthday to your husband!!! Burfi looks mouthwatering!!!! Have a joyous weekend!!

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  20. Hi
    I have tagged you in 7 things about me ( I have been tagged ) Post.

    Hamaree Rasoi

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  21. ... allora buon compleanno, e non conoscevo questo dolce è molto invitante / gustoso. Felice fine settimana ◕‿◕

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  22. Loved the version of burfi, click looks amazing.

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  23. Hope your husband has a great birthday and wonderful year ahead...lovely burfi...jags.

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  24. A very happy birthday to your husband! Great looking barfi...
    One question - if I wanted to make mango burfi, would I add pulp and cook it down or add mango essence or both? Thanks...

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  25. Hey thanks guys!

    yes so far we are having good day..:-)))))

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  26. Burfi looks fantastic and tempting..my hearty birthday wishes to u better half..

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  27. Happy Birthday to your Better Half.

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  28. Burfi looks very tempting and my b'day wishes to ur husband :-)

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  29. Hey Jagruthi a very happy birthday to ur better half and the burfis r delicious and tempting and mouth watering.

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  30. Hey jagruti a very happy birth day to ur hubby...burfi looks so tempting...yummy pics, loved them...nice recipe...hey nice song dear, god choice...enjoy the day

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  31. Many happy returns of the day to your hubby.Wishing him mant sweet and memorial and joyful years to come.Barfi looks delicious.Looking forward to the eggless birthday cake too.

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  32. WISHES FROM MY HOME TO YOURS!!!! Convey our wishes to your hubby..... Lovely treats for us too.... both the sweet & the song..... :-)

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  33. Happy Birthday to your hubby!
    Barfi looks so festive and perfect way to celebrate!

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  34. Happy B'day to your hubby. Burfi looks very yummy.

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  35. Belated Happy birthday to your DH!! I am sure he was flattered with this lovely Barfi and the cake I am waiting for!! So sweet of you! :)

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  36. Your husband must have had the happiest of birthdays. The barfi sounds sweet and delicious and I'm sure you also had a wonderful cake for him. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  37. what a lovely post, Jagruti! many many happy returns of the day and my best wishes to your husband. burfi looks so temptingly delicious :)

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  38. A very happy birthday to ur hubby....thats really cool..such lovely burfi.....by the way which part r u in uk?

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  39. lovely write-up and video Jagruti! Belated bday wishes to the better half :) Must say, he's a lucky guy to have double treats on his bday!

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  40. Happy Birthday to your better half!

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  41. Happy Birthday to your Husband, May he enjoy many and many years of loving life..
    I am very interested in this dessert, love coconuts and this sounds simple to prepare

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  42. Dear Jagruti,
    barfi looks delicious
    some awards are waiting for u at my blog..Please stop by to collect them

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  43. Delicious barfi... he must be very happy. always wife gift's are the best what ever it may be..:-)

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  44. Birthday wishes from me too, although late!

    The barfi is also nice :)

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  45. sounds like a yummy sweet treat!

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  46. Happy Bday to ur Better Half!!
    this sweetmeat must have definitely been a lovely treat !!

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  47. Hope he enjoyed it! A lovely sweet treat.

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  48. Happy b'day to ur better half. Loved the recipe n the opening line too ....

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  49. Tht was so sweet of u to dedicate such a lovely song to him :) method luks interesting nd nice :)

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