Orange infused mava barfi jewelled with pistachios
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 8
Orange infused Indian milk fudge encrusted with chopped pistachios
  • Mawa / khova / Milk solids : 200 gm or
  • Orange juice: ½ cup
  • Cashew nut paste: ¾ cup
  • Milk (with saffron soaked): 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder : 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder : ¼ tsp
  • Pistachios (chopped) : ½ cup
  • Saffron : a pinch
  1. On a non stick pan, add the crumbled mawa and warm it slowly on a medium heat.
  2. Add the saffron soaked milk to soften the mawa.
  3. Once the mawa is soften add the cashew nut paste and stir on a low heat till the mawa incorporates it well.
  4. Next add the orange juice and stir till the mawa thickens.
  5. Add the cardamom and cinnamon powder, mix them really well.
  6. Once the mawa reached a doughy consistency, take it off the heat and spread it on a plate.
  7. Cool it slightly before kneading them and shape them.
  8. Crusted with chopped pistachios and serve warm or cold.
  9. Refrigerate the remaining mawa barfi in ziplock, it will keep fresh these barfis for 2-3 days.
  10. Variations
  11. You can try this recipe with any fruit flavour like mango or strawberry. Instead of cashew nut paste, you can add almond paste too.
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