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Bhai Dooj  Pista Barfi


400 gms Pistachios (kernels removed)

250 gms Sugar

Water (for sugar syrup) as required

7-8 leaves Edible Silver foil (varakh)


Blanch the pistachios in boiling water. Drain and remove the peels. 

Make a coarse paste of the blanched and peeled pistachios in a mixer-grinder, without using any water. 

Remove and keep aside. Make a sugar syrup of two-string consistency. 

In a kadai, mix together the pistachio paste and the sugar syrup, and with the help of a wooden spatula, keep on stirring the mixture till it leaves the sides of the kadai and forms a ball. (take care not to burn the mixture). 

Pour the mixture over a flat wooden surface, and evenly cut with a spatula to the desired thickness. 

Spread out the silver foil (varakh), and cut into square shapes with a sharp knife. 

Remove when cooled.