Sunday, 4 November 2018

Pistachio Chocolate Barfi

Pistachio Chocolate Barfi, a splendid and luxurious Indian style Pistachio and Chocolate fudge. The addition of aromatic spices like cardamom and nutmeg powder makes this sweet utterly delicious. Serve this truly moreish Pista Chocolate Barfi as a dessert to your friends and family at a get-together or make for festivals such as Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan or Christmas and gift as a homemade gourmet present. Here is how to make Pistachio Chocolate barfi - step by step recipe pictures, from scratch!


Pistachio Chocolate Barfi, a splendid and luxurious Indian style Pistachio and Chocolate fudge. The addition of aromatic spices like cardamom and nutmeg powder makes this sweet utterly delicious. Serve this truly moreish Pista Chocolate Barfi as a dessert to your friends and family at a get-together or make for festivals such as Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan or Christmas and gift as a homemade gourmet present.



These magnificent treats are made of made of two layers of different flavoured barfi ( fudge ) - Pistachio and Chocolate, and adorned with slivered nuts, edible silver foil and dried rose petals.  Together these layers form a perfect symphony of melt in the mouth treats.

Pistachio Chocolate Barfi, a splendid and luxurious Indian style Pistachio and Chocolate fudge. The addition of aromatic spices like cardamom and nutmeg powder makes this sweet utterly delicious. Serve this truly moreish Pista Chocolate Barfi as a dessert to your friends and family at a get-together or make for festivals such as Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan or Christmas and gift as a homemade gourmet present.


WHAT IS BARFI


Barfi or Barfee is a milk or milk product based sweet confectionery from countries such as the Persian world and Indian subcontinent and served or given as edible gifts on occasions like weddings, get-togethers or festivals such as Diwali, Navratri, Holi or Raksha Bandhan. Usually, plain barfi prepared with Khoya ( Indian milk solids ) but when it is not available full-fat milk powder works absolutely fine as well. Since the time is moving forward, foodies and food connoisseurs have experimented with this recipe by using nuts, fruits and many other ingredients in order to enhance the recipe. Also to add a western touch chocolate and caramel have been used. Barfi can be flavoured with expensive and aromatic spices such as cardamom, saffron and nutmeg, also rose water or kewra water ( Pandan leaf extract ) adds a floral note to this delicate sweet.

PISTACHIO CHOCOLATE BARFI


Being a barfi and nuts fan, I love to experiment and prepare barfi with different nuts. In India, people use the word ' PISTA' for 'PISTACHIO'  I have given the classic Pistachio Barfi a chocolate layer, so they are perfect for those die-hard fans of Chocolate too. I did not give a thick layer of chocolate as sometimes chocolate can be overpowering with the Indian sweets, so to balancing out and taste for best of both worlds, I did not use a lot of chocolate.


TEXTURE OF PISTACHIO CHOCOLATE BARFI


The texture of barfi supposed to be a little grainy and lumpy, also a coarse pistachio adds a little bite to this sweet. To avoid making the mixture too smooth, while stirring the mixture, do not use egg whisker.

MILK OR WATER BASED SUGAR SYRUP FOR BARFI


Personally, I prefer milk based sugar syrup as I love the richness of the milk in the milk based sweets. Many, find difficult to make milk sugar syrup, therefore water-based sugar syrup can be used making this recipe. It is totally your preference.

LET'S TALK INGREDIENTS FOR THE PISTACHIO CHOCOLATE BARFI


  • Pistachio Nuts - Pistachios are easily available everywhere. Get pistachios that are fresh, raw, unsalted and without the shell. You can use slivered pistachios but they can be very expensive in comparison to the normal pistachios.
  • Chocolate - We are using Cocoa powder in this recipe NOT Cacao powder. Cocoa powder is easily available in any store. 
  • Milk Powder - I use full-fat milk powder, which is especially available for Indian sweets and available in every Indian grocery shops. Try to use fresh milk powder that lends freshness to the recipe.
  • Sugar -  Normal sugar works great for this recipe. 
  • Dairy Products - Whole milk, single or double cream works fantastic with this recipe. It lends richness and creaminess.
  • Spices - Cardamom and nutmeg powder enhance the flavour of this Barfi, also cardamom helps in aid digesting the rich and heavy food. If you don't like spices, you can omit it all together. 
  • Garnishing - edible gold or silver leaf. The piece de resistance to Indian occasion sweets. 

GIFT IDEA

I think Pistachio Chocolate Barfi is a perfect homemade gourmet gift for friends and family.  Arrange it on a decorative plate or box, tie it with a decorative and festive material and present it. You may want to label it that it contains nuts and dairy products for allergy warnings.

Let's celebrate the season of Lights with these nutty and Pistachio Chocolate Barfi. Just a word of caution ' Quickly grab your piece or see an empty plate'

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HOW TO MAKE PISTACHIO CHOCOLATE BARFI


First, lightly dry roast the pistachio and once it cools down, place it in the grinder and make a coarse powder. Grease a plate or baking tray with flavourless oil and leave it aside. Place milk and cream in a pan, add sugar and bring it to boil. Then simmer till the milk reduces to 1/3. Meanwhile, Heat ghee in a pan and lightly roast the milk powder to get rid of the rawness, do not let the milk powder burn.



Add roasted three-quarter of the milk powder and ground pistachios into the condensed milk and mix well. keep stirring the mixture until thickens and start leaving the pan. Now add cardamom, nutmeg and green food colour if using. Mix all well and quickly pour it into the greased thali, spread it evenly and press the mixture with the spatula.


Make chocolate layer by once again heating milk, cream and sugar. Add remaining milk powder and mix it and cook until thickens. Add cardamom and cocoa powder and mix well. Once the mixture starts leaving the pan, turn off the heat and pour it over the pistachio layer. Spread it evenly. Quickly stick the edible silver or gold leaf is using and let the barfi set. It will take about a couple of hours, then cut into the desired shape. Garnish it with edible rose petals and slivered pistachios.


Pistachio Chocolate Barfi, a splendid and luxurious Indian style Pistachio and Chocolate fudge. The addition of aromatic spices like cardamom and nutmeg powder makes this sweet utterly delicious. Serve this truly moreish Pista Chocolate Barfi as a dessert to your friends and family at a get-together or make for festivals such as Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan or Christmas and gift as a homemade gourmet present.

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Yield: 10-12 piecesPin it

Pistachio Chocolate Barfi

prep time: 5 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 25 mins
This Sumptuous Pistachio and chocolate barfi (fudge) are great for Indian festivals such as Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Navratri or Diwali! Made from scratch and step by step recipe pictures.

ingredients:

Pistachio layer

375 g full cream milk powder
200 g raw and unsalted pistachio
200 ml whole milk + cream 
150 g sugar
Pinch cardamom and nutmeg powder 
2 TBSP. Ghee

Chocolate layer

200 g full cream milk powder
2-3 TBSP. cocoa powder
100 ml whole milk + cream
50 g sugar
Small pinch cardamom and nutmeg powder
1 TSP. Ghee

Decoration
Edible silver or gold leaf
Slivered pistachio
Edible dried rose petals 

instructions:

Pistachio layer 

Grease a plate with some unflavoured oil and leave it aside.
Grind the pistachios into a coarse powder and leave it aside for later use. 
Place milk, cream and sugar in a pan and bring it to boil, then gently simmer until the mixture reduces 1/3 or little thicker.
*Meanwhile, heat ghee and roast the milk powder without burning it for a couple of minutes. 
Once you have thickened milk, add roasted milk powder and ground pistachio and mix. Keep stirring until the mixture thickens and start leaving the pan. 
Add cardamom, nutmeg and edible green food colour ( if using ) and mix well.
Turn off the heat and pour the mixture into the greased plate, spread evenly and press the mixture with a spatula. 
Leave it aside to cool a little. 
Meanwhile, make a chocolate layer by boiling milk, cream and sugar. 
Roast the milk powder in ghee and add it into the thickened milk.
Add cocoa powder and mix well. 
Keep stirring until mixture thickens and start leaving the side.
Now add cardamom powder and turn off the heat.
Quickly pour the mixture on top of the slightly cooled pistachio layer. spread it evenly and press it with the spatula. 
Stick the edible silver foil if using.
Let the barfi cool completely and set.
Once it is set, cut it with the sharp knife into the desired shape.
Garnish it with the slivered pistachio and rose petals.
Serve in a tray.
Enjoy!

NOTES:

* If you want you can roast the milk powder for both layers same time to save the time and energy.
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31 comments:

  1. I love the colour of that fudge. The flavour profile sounds amazing. What a great addition to the holiday sweet tray. It would make a great food gift too.

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  2. Pistachio and chocolate fudge? This dessert sounds amazing. I love the gorgeous colours and edible foil, I cannot wait to give this recipe a try!

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  3. I love pistachios and chocolate together! I've never heard of Barfi but I bet when I make it, I'm going to love it!

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  4. Such beautiful colors in this! The ingredients sound so wonderful together and I love the use of edible rose petals.

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  5. The pictures are amazing! They transported me right to India and I could almost smell this lovely dessert. The colors are beautiful and the flavor must be super delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Love the combination in the burfi here. Pistachio and chocolate .. WOW !!! Awesome share for Diwali celebration surely :)

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  7. What a beautiful sight of pista and chocolate fudge. Your post is making me hungry and I felt like picking it up right away from my screen.
    Awesome clicks.

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  8. Homemade is the best! These look so perfect for Diwali gifting. Love your photographs.. the colours and that green of the pista is really beautiful! I am definitely going to try this one. Saving it for later!

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  9. What a lovely setup and thats brings a fabulous festive mood, what a tremendous clicks there Jags. And those slices of burfi are just calling me, how prefect and rich they looks with an eye pleasing colour.

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  10. The colors in this fudge are gorgeous, and I absolutely love your photography style! This recipe really stands out!

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  11. These bars are so pretty! I really love that the color is coming from natural ingredients. Looking forward to trying a new type of dessert!

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  12. Oh you had me at fudge!! That looks and sounds amazing. I bet it's so good with the pistachios. Your photos are gorgeous!

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  13. Your photos are absolutely stunning! These bars look amazing and delicious...I love the flavors and spices together. Oh how I wish I could try one!

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  14. What an amazing sound dish! I absolutely love the combination of chocolate and pistachio you've got going here.

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  15. Yum, these bars look delicious! I have never heard of barfi but I love pistachios and chocolate! Pinning to try later.

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  16. Wow these bars look delicious! I have never tried barfi but I love pistachios and chocolate together. Pinning to try later.

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  17. The burfi looks so delicious...you have beautifully explained all details and the step wise pictures helps the beginners a lot

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  18. I love the colour of that two layered barfi. This looks so so beautiful and delicious too. Perfect for the festive season!!

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  19. Such a delicious flavored burfi! Pistachios and chocolate sounds amazing! Gorgeous shots, Jagruti :)

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  20. Burfi looks absolutely delicious, I love the colour of the burfi and beautiful clicks. Thanks for sharing the lovely dessert

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  21. The colour and flavour combination of both pista and chocolate is amazing. Looks delicious even more with your clicks. Belated Diwali Wishes to you and family, hope you guys had great celebrations at home.

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  22. How lovely looking burfi.. Beautiful colour and texture of burfi. Perfect for festival seasons.. Gorgeous captures

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  23. Beautiful clicks and just love how green the barfi looks. An awesome combination pistachios and chocolate.

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  24. Pistachio and chocolate fudge looks out of the world...Love the colour theme going on in the shot...Thank you for this gorgeous share!!

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  25. Pistachio and chocolate awesome combo Jagruti. I can imagine the heavenly taste. Always love your presentation and click. This is also superbly beautiful and eye catching . Lovely share.

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  26. I love the combination of the barfi. They look so festive and incredible. Would love to try the recipe soon.

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  27. Lovely pictures! Can feel the festival mood. Loved the color of the sweet.

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  28. Lovely burfi with the goodness of chocolate and pista. Do send me some.

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  29. Wow that is one gorgeous setup jagruti!! Pistachio and chocolate burfi look amazing, lovely color combo and looks very tempting and wonderful gift option this festive season!

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  30. The Pistachio color along with the layered chocolate looks so amazing. such a colourful and perfect Diwali treat, Jagruthi.

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