badam pista barfi recipe

badam pista barfi recipe with step by step photos – sharing a very easy and quick sweet recipe made with almonds, pistachios and khoya/mawa.

khoya or evaporated milk solids is added to many traditional sweets. khoya can be brought from outside or can be made at home. though making at home takes time. if you want to make khoya at home, then you can check this homemade khoya recipe. few more sweets recipes on blog made using khoya are:

barfi is basically a milk based fudge. traditionally the base is always khoya. however even condensed milk, milk powder or milk can be used to make barfis. there are many variations of making barfi like:

badam pista barfi recipe

with the goodness of almonds and pistachios, this barfi is easy to prepare and just takes about 20 to 25 minutes. the recipe can also be doubled.

serve them plain or with a glass of milk. since made with almonds, these barfi are good for winters.

note: the color difference in the step by step pics is due to darkness in the kitchen. being winters here, its cloudy and dark all day long and more so in the kitchen.

if you are looking for more sweets recipes then do check gulab jamun, kalakand (quick 15 minutes recipe), shahi tukra, jalebi and kala jamun.

badam pista barfi recipe below:

pista badam barfi recipe
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pista badam barfi recipe | makes 16 to 18 barfi squares

pista badam barfi recipe - quick to prepare barfi with almonds, pistachios and khoya (mawa or evaporated milk solids)
course sweets
cuisine indian
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 5 minutes
total time 15 minutes
servings 3 to 4
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 100 grams khoya (mawa) - about ¾ cup grated khoya
  • 60 grams badam (almonds) Or ½ cup badam
  • 60 grams unsalted pista (pistachios) Or ½ cup pista
  • 60 grams sugar Or 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 green cardamoms (choti elaichi)
  • ¼ teaspoon ghee for greasing a tray or plate (thali)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon of sliced or chopped or powdered almonds and pistachios for garnish

how to make recipe?

  1. heat a pan on a low flame and dry roast the almonds and pistachios lightly for about 2 to 3 minutes. make sure they don't get browned.
  2. meanwhile, grease a tray or plate with 1/4 tsp ghee.
  3. once the almonds and pistachios cool down, take them in a grinder jar. also add seeds from 3 green cardamom pods.
  4. grind to a powdery texture. if there are tiny pieces or bits of cashews its fine. don't grind too much as then oil would release from the nuts.
  5. in the same pan, directly grate the khoya/mawa. also add sugar.
  6. keep the pan on a low flame. keep on stirring the mixture continuously.
  7. both the khoya and sugar would begin to melt. the consistency of mixture would become slightly thin. here we don't need to cook the khoya more as the powdered almonds and pistachios help in binding the barfi. so as soon you see the mixture bubbling and slightly thickening, remove the pan from fire. don't over cook as then the barfi will become chewy.
  8. remove the pan from fire.
  9. add the powdered almonds, pistachios and cardamom mixture.
  10. mix quickly and very well.
  11. pour the barfi mixture on the greased tray and spread it to a layer of 1/2 inch thickness from all sides.
  12. level the top with the spatula.
  13. sprinkle some finely chopped or powdered almonds and pistachios all over the barfi. with your fingers lightly press them on the barfi.
  14. once cooled at room temperature, slice the barfi.
  15. serve badam pista barfi straight away or store in an air tight box. these stay well for 3 to 4 days in a cold climate. otherwise keep in the fridge.


step by step badam pista barfi recipe:

1. these are the ingredients for making burfi. ½ cup almonds, ½ cup pistachios, ⅓ cup sugar, 3 green cardamoms and 100 grams or ¾ cup grated khoya.

badam to make badam pista barfi recipe

2. heat a pan and on a low flame roast the almonds and pistachios lightly for about 2 to 3 minutes. make sure they don’t get browned. just a light roasting.

roasted badam for making badam pista barfi recipe

3. meanwhile, grease a tray or plate with ¼ tsp ghee.

greased tray for badam barfi recipe

4. once the almonds and pistachios cool down, take them in a grinder. also add the seeds from 3 green cardamoms pods.

grinding badam for badam pista barfi recipe

5. grind to a powdery texture. if there are tiny pieces or bits of almonds or pistachios, its fine. don’t grind too much as then oil would release from the nuts.

grinding badam to make badam pista barfi recipe

6. in the same pan, directly grate the khoya.

grinded badam for making badam pista barfi recipe

7. add ⅓ cup sugar.

khoya for badam pista barfi recipe

8. keep the pan on a low flame and begin to stir the mixture.

making badam pista barfi recipe

9. keep on stirring the mixture continuously.

mixture for badam pista barfi recipe

10. both the khoya and sugar would begin to melt. the consistency of mixture would become slightly thin. so as soon you see the mixture bubbling and slightly thickening, remove the pan from fire. here we don’t need to cook the khoya more, as the powdered almonds and pistachios help in binding the barfi. don’t over cook as then the barfi will become chewy.

mixture to make badam pista barfi recipe

11. add the powdered almonds, pistachios & cardamom mixture.

adding grinded badam to make barfi recipe

12. mix quickly and very well.

cooking badam pista barfi mixture

13. pour the barfi mixture on the greased tray and spread it to a layer of ½ inch thickness from all sides.

cooked barfi - badam pista barfi recipe

14. level the top with the spatula.

leveling badam pista barfi

15. here’s the pista badam barfi layer.

badam pista barfi recipe

16. sprinkle some finely chopped or powdered almonds and pistachios all over the barfi. with a spatula or your fingers lightly press the chopped dry fruits on the barfi.

pista badam barfi recipe

18. once cooled at room temperature, slice badam pista barfi.

pista badam barfi recipe

serve badam pista barfi straight away or store in an air tight box. these stay well for 3 to 4 days in a cold climate. otherwise keep in the fridge.

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14 thoughts on “badam pista barfi recipe, how to make pista badam barfi recipe”

  1. Thanks Dassana☺.I am not a great cook but this recipe definitely turned out good.My family enjoyed it to the last bit.

  2. I made badam pista burfi on diwali and it turned out super delicious… I’ve followed ur recipes a number of times n each time it turned out superb… Thanks Dassana Amit for sharing so wonderful recipes with us…

    1. I’m sorry my mobile by itself edits the spelling n by mistake it wrote something else(Fasaana) instead of Dasaana …

  3. Hi Dassana, can I use ricotta cheese instead of khoya/mava? It is more readily available here.
    I must add that I look forward to your recipes and have tried several successfully during the Dec holidays. Thanks!

  4. Hi Dassana

    If I use condensed milk instead of khoya, what would be the quantity and would it be added at the same time as the khoya? Thanks!

    1. Nandita, if using sweetened condensed milk, then don’t add sugar. You can easily add 1 cup to 1.25 cups of condensed milk. Just cook it without adding sugar. Cook till the condensed milk starts leaving sides of the pan.

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