Pithe Barfi Recipe: With Step by Step Pictures

Pithe is a dessert that is deeply rooted within Bengali culture. It is usually eaten in winters, but how can I not make my Dada's favorite dish on Rakshabadhan...!!! He was not here with me this Rakshabandhan, so I made this disin his fond remembrance.
I learnt this recipe from my mother. It is pretty easy.
So lets begin... :)

  • Besan (1-1½ cup)
  • Milk (2 cups)
  • Ghee (1 cup)
  • Sugar (as required)
  • Grated coconut (1 cup)
  • Kaju (crushed or pasted)
  • Cardamom seeds (seeds of 4 cardamoms)
  • Start by dry roasting the besan. Roast on low flame. Keep stirring and be careful not to burn the besan.
  • Switch off the flame after the besan loses its raw smell and starts emitting(search for a better synonym) a nice aroma.

  • Now add warm milk and start stirring. Then add ghee, sugar, cardamom seeds and the grated coconut. Keep on stirring at regular intervals so that lumps are not formed.

  • Switch on the stove and keep stirring on low flame. Be careful as the mixture may burn fast.

  • Keep stirring for about 10 minutes or until the mixture thickens and forms a dough, without sticking to the bottom.

  • Now add the cashew paste. You can skip this step, but me and my crazy family members are totally in fond of the coconut-cashew fusion. You can also add 16-18 blanched sliced almonds.
  • Now grease a plate and add the sweet besan mixture. Spread the mixture evenly with the help of a spatula or your palms.

  • When it cools down, keep the tray in the fridge.
  • Once it is set and is chilled, cut them into desired shapes and sizes. I like to cut them in “barfis”. Now turn the plate upside down and take out the barfis.
Hope you liked the post. Don't forget to pour in your valuable comments... :)

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  1. I do not know much about the recipe because I find it too boring to get even get inside the kitchen. But I must say that whatever efforts are put in there gives rise to such wonderful dishes. It was awesome and I wish I could eat the entire content. Please invite me every time you make such lovely dishes.

    1. I am truly overwhelmed...!!!... Weekend e aajao.. planning for something different..something special..

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  3. I am not sure if we at all have any God/Goddess for Food. But if we have any then I pray to that God so that you are showered with blessings and you continue making such wonderful, delicious dishes one after another. I am super excited to be experimented with yet another surprise. How lucky are my taste buds :)

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  5. words will never express how lucky I am to have you as my guinea pig.... :D
    Chhutkara nei tomar :D :D :D

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