Monday, 27 May 2013

Dudhi Barfee ( Bottle Gourd Sweet Squares)

Last week when I went to the mall the freshest and to be very frank the most reasonable priced  vegetable available was the bottle gourd. I just couldnt control myself and bought 2 bottle gourds. One I used for making normal vegetable but I still had the other one and so I planned making dudhi barfee out of it.

Usually I dont have the patience to make barfee as it requires stirring continuously for a long time and so I end up making dudhi halwa which is an alltime favourite in our house.

But then I wanted to try something new and so made two different flavours. One with the Kairi (raw mango flavour ) and one with Gulkand ( Rose flavour). Though both the barfies turned out to be awesome I personally liked the gulkand variety more .

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So here is the recipe for both the varieties :






Ingredients :

4 cups .......................Grated bottle gourd ( peel the skin and deseeded)
3 cups .......................Mawa
3 cups .......................Sugar
1 cup..........................milk powder ( Nestle)
1 cup .......................Grated Raw mango ( peel the skin and remove the seed)
2 tbsp........................Gulkand
1tbsp........................ghee
few drops .................green food colour
few drops..................pink food colour
1 tbsp......................cardomom powder
1tsp..........................almond slivers
1tsp..........................pistachio slivers


Method :

Crumble the mawa and stir fry it in a non stick pan till it gives out nice aroma.
Remove it in a plate and keep for further use.
Now in a same a non stick pan heat ghee and stir fry the bottle gourd till the raw smell goes away.
Add sugar and continue stirring.
First the sugar will melt and the mixture will become watery.
Continue stirring on a medium flame till almost all the water evaporates .





The mixture will start leaving the pan.
Now add the crumbled and stir fried mawa and againg stir contiuously.
Now divide the mixture into two portions.
To one add the grated kairi and green food colour and stir .
When mixture becomes almost dry and leaves the side add 1/2 cup milk powder .
Mix well and spread the mixture on a greased plate.
Sprinkle cardamom powder and almond slivers and keep in the fridge for 6 to 8 hours.
To the remaining half portion add Gulkand and pink food colour .
Stir and when dry add milk powder and mix well.
Spread on a greased plate and sprinkle pistachil slices and refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours.





Now the barfi will be hard enough .
Cut into desired shapes.
Keep it in the fridge or it will become soft.
It stays well for almost a week.







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4 comments:

  1. Oooo.. the barfis look so beautiful I too would have picked gulkand flavor ..

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  2. Barfis looks so yumm...never tried this looks very interesting...

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  3. they look super delicious and love the gulkand color... Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
    Sowmya
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