Beej ki Barfi Recipe

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Beej ki Barfi
How to make Beej ki Barfi
  • Recipe Servings: 13
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

A festive Indian sweet made with melon seeds, khoya and ghee.

Ingredients of Beej ki Barfi

  • 1/2 cup melon seeds
  • 1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/4 cup khoya
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • A greased plate to set the barfee in

How to Make Beej ki Barfi

  • 1.Roast the seeds on a griddle till they start to splutter and take out on just a suggestion of colour.
  • 2.Remove from the pan and set aside to cool. Place a heavy-based pan on the stove.
  • 3.Put in the ghee and the khoya and sauté till it appears to be of uniform consistency and looks slightly fried.
  • 4.Turn off the heat; add the roasted melon seeds and leave to cool.
  • 5.In another pan, warm the sugar and water together over low heat, stirring a few times till the sugar dissolves.
  • 6.Make sure to not let it boil before the sugar dissolves.
  • 7.Once the sugar dissolves, let the syrup boil over high heat till it thickens, Cook till a little blob dropped in cold water stays a blob---soft ball consistency.
  • 8.Mix immediately with the cooled khoya mixture, stirring vigorously to blend well.
  • 9.As you mix it in, it will begin to set. So, it is essential to blend it in as fast as you can.
  • 10.Transfer onto the greased plate, pat to level, and leave to cool and set.
  • 11.Cut into pieces of desired size using a sharp knife. Arrange in a serving dish and serve.
  • 12.Can be stored in an airtight container for 8-10 days or more.