Bhuja hua kaju barfi | Roasted cashew barfi – an original recipe

Bhuja hua kaju barfi | Roasted cashew barfi – an original recipe
One week-day, when I was in a hurry and time seemed to be ticking away a little faster, I knew I could not wait for the 'cashew barfi mix' in the wok to cook even a minute longer, and poured it onto a jelly pan a few minutes earlier than I should have.  I willed, but it wasn't enough to set the barfi in the next ten minutes, and I had to leave for work leaving the barfi mix in the pan.  When I returned home from work that evening, the barfi was still a little tender. I chided myself for hurrying up things.  In an effort to save the dish I decided to bake it.  It would surely stiffen, I thought.  A few minutes later a divine aroma drew me to the kitchen.  Inside the pan the cashew mix bubbled merrily with an appealing, brown tinge, but it did not stiffen.  We ate the 'cake' in bits and teaspoonfuls, prising it off the pan.  It was a delicious disaster - one that gave me the idea for this recipe. Salt enhances and balances sweetness.  When I made it again, this time with an idea of what I wanted, I salted ...

Thengai barfi | Coconut candy squares

Thengai barfi | Coconut candy squares Tamil: Thengai barfi | Hindi: Nariyal or narial ki barfi | Marathi: Narali pak or copra pak | Gujarati: Koperapak | English translation: Coconut candy squares | A quick sweet made with just coconut scraping, sugar and cardamom powder. Till I came to Mumbai (then Bombay) I assumed coconut barfi was a South Indian preparation (thengai barfi) but soon found that it is a favourite in Maharashtra.  There is no proper translation in English but since ...

Vegan Kitchen Basics – Oat Milk | Nut, Soy, Dairy, and Gluten free | Vegan

Vegan Kitchen Basics – Oat Milk | Nut, Soy, Dairy, and Gluten free | Vegan In my previous post I had shared a recipe for almond milk.  While it is very tasty, it is not suitable for people allergic to nuts.  Oat milk is nut free. Some of you had requested that I post a cheaper alternative to dairy milk that can be taken on daily basis.  This is perfect.  I like it but prefer cashew milk.  Here is the thing.  You either love oat milk or hate it. Usage It is a ...