Barfi is a special Indian sweet prepared with khoya. It is one sweet which is a perfect choice for any occasion.Pista barfi is prepared with khoya and of course the pistachios which have a soothing flavour of their own.
Today is Dhanteras, Diyas and Goddess Laxmi is worshipped on Dhanteras..its the 1st day of Diwali
The meaning of Dhanteras is wealth; at this day people make pray to the Goddess Lakshmi to get prosperous life and well being. They worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha together. There is a custom of purchasing new things and bring it at home which makes the meaning that Lakshmi came home. And the whole year Lakshmi will come to the home like today. Dhanteras embraces a unique worth for the business communities as they make customary purchases of the valuable metals on this day.
Entrance gate decorated with the colorful and traditional designs of rangoli in order to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity.
Pista 1 cup
Sugar 1 cup
Water- ½ cup
Ghee- ¾ cup
Khoya/mawa- ½ cup
Cardamom Powder a pinch
Blanch the pistas in hot water for about 5 minutes.
Switch off the flame and keep it aside.
Carefully transfer the pistas from the water to a plate. Remove the skin of the pistas.
Roast the pistas in a pan on medium heat till they become crisp.
Switch off the flame and allow the pistas to cool down.
Now powder the roasted pistas in a blender and keep it aside.
Heat water in a deep bottomed pan and add sugar to it. Allow it to boil.
As the sugar solution reaches 1 string consistency, add the powdered pista, green food colour and khoya. Mix well.
Cook for about 15-20 minutes on medium flame.
Slowly add the ghee, cardamom powder and stir for another 8-10 minutes.
As the mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan, switch off the flame.
Grease a plate with a little ghee and pour this prepared mixture on it.
Spread the mixture thickly on it.
Allow it to cool. Then cut out the barfis in desired shapes. Pista barfi is ready to be served. Enjoy this delicious sweet recipe on this Holi with friends and family.