Rose barfi

Posted on August 26, 2009. Filed under: Sweets | Tags: , , |

This eye-appealing sweet is sure to appeal to your taste buds. Just relish its sweet and fresh rose flavour without worrying about gaining those extra kilos, as it’s not only low in calories and fat but also rich in nutrients like protein and calcium.

Preparation Time : 15 mins.
Cooking Time : Nil.

Makes 8 pieces.

¾ cup crumbled low fat paneer (cottage cheese)
3 tbsp crumbled low fat mava (khoya)
2½ tbsp powdered sugar
A few drops rose essence
2-3 drops red food colour
Other ingredients
¼ tsp ghee for greasing
1. Mix all the ingredients except the red colour in a bowl, add 2 tbsp of water and knead it till the mixture becomes smooth. Add a tbsp of water if required.
2. Divide this mixture into 2 equal portions. Add red colour to one portion and mix well. Keep aside.
3. Spread the white mixture on a greased thali and keep aside.
4. Spread the remaining pink coloured mixture over the white coloured mixture.
5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and just before serving cut into 8 pieces.
Variation: Almond Pista Rolls
In the above recipe, substitute rose essence for almond (badam) essence. Follow step 1, then divide the mixture into 8 equal portions.
Shape them into cylinders and roll them in 2 tbsp of finely chopped pistachios.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

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