Gajar barfi or carrot candy, Indian dessert recipe

My sister prepared this Indian recipe for gajar barfi or carrot candy for a family meal and I liked it so much that I asked her for the recipe to make it again at home. I love discovering dishes from other cultures and, specifically, the gastronomy of India is a great unknown to me.

Plus, these spicy cupcakes are so easy to make that it's worth cheering up. He barfi or burfi It is a traditional sweet of Hindu cuisine. The name comes from the Urdu word "barf", which means snow, due to the appearance of the original sweet. This recipe, enriched with carrots, is also a very common variation in India.


For 10 units
  • Thick liquid cream 90 ml
  • Milk powder 90 g
  • Unsalted butter 40 g
  • Grated carrot 375 g
  • Condensed milk 200 g
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Almonds 30 g
  • Pistachios 30 g

How to make gaff barfi or Indian carrot candy

Difficulty: easy
  • Total time 30 m
  • Elaboration 15 m
  • Cooking 15 m
  • Repose 4 h

First of all, mix the cream and the powdered milk in a bowl until there is a homogeneous paste. We reserve. We line the mold with sulfurized paper. Next we clean, peel and grate the carrots.

In a non-stick frying pan melt the butter and sauté the grated carrot in it for about 20 minutes, over medium heat. After this time, add the condensed milk and stir for at least ten minutes, obtaining a sticky mixture.

Add the cream and milk mixture, stirring until everything is well amalgamated. Add the ground cardamom, lowering the heat to a minimum and cooking it for a couple of minutes more. Remove from the heat and pour this mixture into a rectangular mold, flattening the surface so that it is well distributed and takes shape.

We slightly chop the almonds and pistachios, and distribute them on the dough of the mold, pressing gently so that they are incorporated into it. Let cool for about four hours in the fridge before unmolding it and cut it into squares to serve it.

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