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Microwave Ricotta Cheese Badam (Almond) Burfi

Ricotta Almond Barfi
A desi Mithai Badam Burfi with an Italian Cheese.  This nutrient rich Almond Barfi tastes great and cooking it in a microwave will save you some time.  Traditionally, Khoya or Mava is used to prepare this sweet.  But nowadays, I use Ricotta Cheese which works as the best alternative for our desi Khoya.

Ingredients:
Almonds/Badam - 1/4 cup
Ricotta Cheese - 1 cup
Ghee/Clarified Butter - 1 tsp
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Green Cardamom/Elaichi - 2 pods
Saffron/Kesar - few strands
Almonds for garnish - 2

How to prepare Almond Barfi in a microwave:
  • Soak almonds in water overnight or for two hours.  Soaking will enable the almond skin to come off easily.
  • Drain the water and peel the almond skin.  Grind almonds to a fine powder in a blender.
  • Crush cardamom seeds and saffron in a mortar pestle to a fine powder.  Chop 2 almonds for garnish.
  • Grease a tray with few drops of ghee.
Microwave Almond Burfi
  • In a microwave safe bowl, add ghee.  Grease the bowl well with ghee.  Now add ricotta cheese and microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Add almond powder and microwave for 2 minutes.  Lastly, add cardamom, saffron and sugar.  Microwave for another 4 minutes.  Stop the microwave after every one minute and stir.  Keep checking to avoid burning.  Microwave for few more minutes until moisture is lost.
  • Pour the hot Burfi mix on the greased plate.  Spread it evenly and make cuts with a knife while it is still hot.  Let it cool completely before cutting out Burfi squares.  Garnish with chopped almonds and keep Almond Ricotta Burfi refrigerated.

7 comments:

  1. Looks divine,love this quick version,yum

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  2. Simply mouthwatering burfis. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa

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  3. Wow delicious burfi, cant wait to try.

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  4. Looks really great and tempting!!

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  5. Hi uma I tried this one...it turned out good...but needed a bit more sugar...buta good recipe

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    1. Hi ManasMom, am happy to know you liked Badam Barfi.. I agree sugar could have been little bit more.. but my folks like it less sweet.. Thanks for writing to me :)

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