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Orange infused mava barfi jewelled with pistachios

After the BREAK……BREAK ke baad

We are back , yes WE ARE BACK with some delicious stories that will sure entertain you… Ya I know we took an un announced break from blogging, from social networks … just to get indulge in some secluded “ME” time… and it really works wonders on you and rejuvenates with more creativity…bubbling with new stories that we cant wait to share with you…
mawa barfi
Weather is absolutley beautiful outside…crisp, cool and sunny, bright which instantly cheers you up and season’s first break we spent the nights on a beautiful coastal town…it was so serene, calm and enchanted us with its vibrant play of colors at the evening …color of spring is every where…red, white, yellow, purple the town seems to bloom in full swing…and on ohh..such beautiful day how can you sit alone at home…its time to get out from the mundane of everyday life…and Enjoy !!! in your own special way.

mawa barfi

Spring is perhaps that season which awakens you from the wintry sullenness and paints you with colors, like leashing a spring of life into the drabness that surrounds our life.

Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;

To-day the glint of green is there;

Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;

I know no thing so wondrous fair,

No miracle so strangely rare.

I wonder what will next be there! “  by  L.H. Bailey

…and how truly it reflects the spirit of”Spring”… hint of green is so pronounced now and after a day of light shower it looks all the more beautiful…gleaming vibrantly in the warm sunshine that follows…the day.

mawa barfi

So here we are with some sweets to welcome the “Spring”, an Indian sweet milk fudge with hint of orange and jewelled with emerald green pistachios. Time to get indulge in sweet somethings.. 😉

mawa barfi fudge

Orange infused mava barfi jewelled with pistachios
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Orange infused Indian milk fudge encrusted with chopped pistachios
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 8
  • 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.

Indian mawa sweets

Sharing these pistachios crusted mawa barfi or Indian milk fudge with Indian Food Palooza hosted by Prerna’s Indian simmer to celebrate Indian Cuisine. Check the link for all those gorgeous entries.

Enjoy and stay tuned until next, will be back shortly


  • Reply
    March 26, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    We all deserve a break and am glad you had that 🙂
    The barfi sounds delicious and looks so cute in that heart shape!

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      March 29, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      I dont know what leads me to make a heart shape barfi … love I guess 😉

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    March 27, 2012 at 1:24 am

    I am so glad you are back Sukanya and I cannot wait to read the delightful stories that I am sure you are bursting with. These sweets for instance. Awesome stuff! 🙂 🙂

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      March 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      Am so delighted to be back to blogging, and missed your so many stories, will hop there soon

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    March 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

    super yum Sukanya , and lovely pics as always 🙂


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    March 27, 2012 at 2:23 am

    very delicious dessert..looks delicious n yumm

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      March 29, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      who can detest mawa sweets ? they are simply addictive

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    March 27, 2012 at 4:27 am

    good to see you back Sukanya…love these burfis and you got me at the orange infused flavour. am a sucker for everything citrus-y. beautiful clicks.

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      March 29, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks a ton Sayantani, I really like your pics and presentation, glad that u liked it. Orange is my fave too and and totally in love with citrusy notes

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    March 27, 2012 at 6:24 am

    The barfi sounds delicious and looks cute. 🙂

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      March 29, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      Mawa barfis are so versatile and we completely enjoyed it.

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    Hari Chandana
    March 28, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Woww.. looks super cute and tempting.. love the presentation too.. thanks for sharing dear 🙂
    Indian Cuisine

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    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    March 28, 2012 at 8:30 am

    A complete break from our hectic lives is wonderful. I love your presentation, especially using the pistachio shells in the design.

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      March 29, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      spring is such beautiful season and so break is evident. and ohh those pistachio shells…though of using them like small flower motifs…thanks for your appreciation karen

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    April 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Love the barfi, the story. Glad you had a nice time.

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