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dry fruit barfi recipe

easy method and recipe of dry fruit barfi. no sugar added.

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total time:
25minutes

dry fruit burfi recipe with step by step photos. a simple, easy and tasty recipe to make dry fruits barfi.

dry fruit barfi recipe, dry fruit burfi

varieties of barfi and ladoo are made in many homes during diwali. apart from some difficult recipes, i wanted to post easy diwali sweets too. so made a nice batch of dry fruit barfi. few more similar sweets recipes are:

in this recipe, apart from mixed dry fruits i have also used sesame seeds and desiccated coconut. since made of dry fruits, this barfi is warming in nature and hence good for cold seasons.

i have not added any sugar in the recipe. the sweetness comes from dates, figs and raisins. there is absolutely no need to add any sugar in this recipe. this is a guilt free sweet that you can enjoy this diwali.

dry fruit barfi

the recipe yields 360 grams of barfi. you can make these a couple of days before diwali and refrigerate. share this healthy sweet with your family, friends and guests.

if you are looking for more diwali sweets then do check:

dry fruit barfi recipe
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dry fruit barfi recipe

easy method and recipe of dry fruit barfi. no sugar added.
course sweets
cuisine north indian
prep time 20 minutes
cook time 5 minutes
total time 25 minutes
servings 15 to 16 barfi
rough calories per serving 99 kcal
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 140 to 150 grams seedless dates or about ¾ cup seedless dates
  • 60 grams dried figs or 6 to 7 dried figs
  • 1 tablespoon golden raisins (raisins)
  • 40 grams almonds or ¼ cup almonds (badam)
  • 30 grams cashews or ¼ cup cashews (kaju)
  • 30 grams pistachios or ¼ cup pistachios (pista)
  • 30 grams walnuts or ¼ cup walnuts
  • 2 tablespoon desiccated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds (safed til)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoon rose water or ¼ to ½ teaspoon cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder)

how to make dry fruit barfi recipe

grinding dry fruits

  1. blanch 6 to 7 dried figs and 1 tbsp raisins in hot water. for blanching, boil 1/3 cup water and take it in a bowl. add the dried figs and raisins. cover and keep the bowl aside for 20 minutes. after 20 minutes, drain and keep aside. if the figs are not too dry, then you do not need to blanch them.
  2. when the figs are blanching, take the following dry fruits in a grinder or food processor - 1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup cashews, 1/4 cup pistachios and 1/4 cup walnuts.
  3. pulse the dry fruits for 3 to 4 times or more till you get them in small bits and pieces. don' t make a powder or paste. you can also chop them finely. for saving time use a mixer or food processor. after pulsing, if you get slightly large pieces of almonds in the mixture, then remove and chop them.
  4. remove the coarse mixture of dry fruits and keep aside.
  5. in the same grinder jar, add figs, raisins and 3/4 cup dates (chopped).
  6. now grind these into a coarse paste. keep aside.

making dry fruit burfi

  1. heat 1 tsp coconut oil in a pan. add 1 tbsp white sesame seeds. you can use ghee instead of coconut oil.
  2. on a low flame, stir and saute till the sesame seeds crackle and their color changes. sesame seeds are optional and you can skip them. you can also add poppy seeds instead of sesame seeds. let the poppy seeds crackle before you add coconut.
  3. then add 2 tbsp desiccated coconut. just stir the coconut. no need to brown it.
  4. then add the ground dry fruits.
  5. stir and saute for about 3 to 4 minutes on a low flame.
  6. add the ground dates-figs-raisins paste and stir lightly.
  7. then switch off the flame and add 2 tsp rose water. you can also use 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cardamom powder or a few saffron strands instead of rose water.
  8. keep the pan down and mix very well.
  9. when the dry fruits barfi mixture is less hot or warm, then divide into two parts.

  10. apply a bit of coconut oil on your palms and roll each mixture part into a log.
  11. allow to cool at room temperature and then slice. 

  12. you can also spread the dry fruits barfi mixture in a greased plate or tray. 

  13. on cooling slice in squares. remove the slices and keep them covered in a container. refrigerate.

  14. serve dry fruits burfi as a diwali sweet or as an after meal dessert.

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preparation for dry fruits barfi recipe

grinding dry fruits

1. blanch 6 to 7 dried figs and 1 tbsp raisins in hot water. for blanching boil ⅓ cup water and take it in a bowl. add the dried figs and raisins. cover and keep the bowl aside for 20 minutes. after 20 minutes, drain and keep aside. if the figs are not too dry, then you do not need to blanch them.

figs for dry fruits barfi recipe

2. when the figs are blanching, take the following dry fruits in a grinder or food processor – ¼ cup almonds, ¼ cup cashews, ¼ cup pistachios and ¼ cup walnuts.

dry fruits for dry fruits barfi recipe

3. pulse the dry fruits for 3 to 4 times or more till you get them in small bits and pieces. don’t make a powder or paste. you can also chop them finely. for saving time use a mixer or food processor. after pulsing, if you get slightly large pieces of almonds in the mixture, then remove and chop them. i rinsed the dry fruits before adding in the grinder jar. hence there is some moisture in the ground mixture.

dry fruits for dry fruits barfi recipe

4. remove the coarse mixture of dry fruits and keep aside.

dry fruits mixture

5. in the same grinder jar, add figs, raisins and ¾ cup seedless dates (chopped).

figs for dry fruits barfi recipe

6. now grind these into a coarse paste. keep aside.

figs mixture for dry fruits barfi recipe

making dry fruits barfi

7. heat 1 tsp coconut oil in a pan. add 1 tbsp white sesame seeds. you can use ghee instead of coconut oil.

sesame seeds for dry fruits barfi recipe

8. on a low flame, stir and saute till the sesame seeds crackle and their color changes. sesame seeds are optional and you can skip them. you can also add poppy seeds instead of sesame seeds. let the poppy seeds crackle before you add coconut.

sesame seeds for dry fruits barfi recipe

9. then add 2 tbsp desiccated coconut. just stir the coconut. no need to brown it.

coconut for dry fruits barfi recipe

10. after stirring the coconut, add the ground dry fruits mixture

dry fruits mixture for barfi

11. stir and saute for about 3 to 4 minutes on a low flame. keep on stirring while sauteing.

making dry fruits barfi recipe

12. add the ground dates-figs-raisins paste.

making dry fruits barfi recipe

13. stir lightly. here its slightly difficult to stir. so just mix lightly.

making dry fruits barfi recipe

14. then switch off the flame and add 2 tsp rose water. you can also use ¼ to ½ tsp cardamom powder or a few saffron strands instead of rose water.

rose water for dry fruits barfi recipe

15. keep the pan down and mix very well.

making dry fruits barfi recipe

16. when the mixture is less hot or warm, then divide into two parts.

making dry fruits barfi recipe

17. apply a bit of coconut oil on your palms and roll each mixture part into a log.

preparing dry fruits barfi recipe

18. allow to cool at room temperature and then slice. you can also spread the dry fruits burfi mixture in a greased plate or tray. on cooling slice in squares. remove the slices and keep them covered in a container. refrigerate.

dry fruits barfi recipe

19. serve dry fruits burfi as a diwali sweet or as an after meal dessert.

dry fruits barfi recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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40 comments/reviews

  1. Awesome dry fruit barfi recipe…wl try…hopefully turn out better…

    • thanks. do try the dry fruits barfi recipe. hope you will like it.

  2. Thanks for the recipe Dassana! These turned out far better than any store bought ones.

    • Welcome Ramya. Glad to know that you liked the barfi recipe.

  3. Looks awesome.will sure try.was lookin for an healthy dryfruit snack..thank u..

    • Welcome Sarithaa

  4. Hi I made dry fruit barfi n it’s awesome thank you very much for the recipe ??

    • welcome jigal

  5. Great recipe…..can I make it without pista?

    • you can skip pista.

  6. is this same as dhodha barfi?
    If not can u please post that

    • siya, this is different. i will try to add in future.

  7. Love this one, no sugar at all !! I try to avoid sugar so this s perfect…i prefer jagerry to sugar !! Keep up the good work…!!

    • thankyou so much liny 🙂

  8. Hi I am planning to prepare more…….how many days I can store this ladoo….whether I hv to store in fridge or I can store in room temperature…….waiting for ur reply

    • I m planning to prepare without coconut…..is it ok….

      • you can skip coconut.

    • i keep in the fridge. stays good for about a week in the fridge. if you live in india and in the warmer places, then i would suggest to keep in the fridge.

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