Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Pista Burfi

1 cup (100 grams) pistachios
1/2 cup (50 grams) sugar
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
a few drops of green food colouring (optional)

Soak the pistachios in warm water for about 30 minutes.Drain all the water, peel the pistachios and blend them to a fine paste in a food processor. Keep aside.Dissolve the sugar in 1/2 cup of water and prepare a syrup of one string consistency.Add the pista paste, cardamom powder and green colour and cook over a slow flame, stirring continuously till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan (approx. 5 to 7 minutes).
Transfer to a plate and cool slightly. Keep aside.