A rich, soft and sweet Layered Pista Burfi is prepared with milk solids and is delicately flavored with pistachios. This melt-in-your-mouth treat is best for any festive season.
Countdown to ‘Diwali‘ has begun. Diwali also referred to as the “festival of lights,” is one of the most significant festivals of the year.
It’s just 1 week away and for all of you who are still thinking what to make this festive season, then here is an easy Layered Pista Burfi recipe – just for you.
All across India and worldwide, people are preparing for Diwali. It’s my favorite time of year. Time for rangolis and diyas, sweets and treats, firecrackers and lights, parties and prayers and much more.
What is Diwali?
Diwali or Deepaawali means an Array of Lamps or Rows of diyas (Deep = Lamp, Vali =Array). Of all the festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is by far the most glamorous and important festival.
On this festive occasion, clay lamps filled with oil are lit to signify the triumph of good over evil. Fireworks are burned to drive away the evil spirits, and decorative rangolis are made to welcome the deities.
It’s indeed the most beautiful time of the year. Everyone is in the festive mood which is full of energy, happiness, and excitement!
Read more on Diwali here.
Today’s recipe, layered pista burfi is a perfect fit for this occasion. It makes a lovely edible gift for your family and friends.
Just wrap them in decorative paper boxes that you can find at your local craft store and share the love. Homemade treats add a sweet touch to this festival!
You will love this layered pista burfi because
✓ it’s made with a handful of ingredients
✓ comes together in 30 minutes (minus the set time)
✓ turns out soft and super moist
✓ delivers the same texture and flavor like the store bought one.
For this recipe, you can either prepare mawa at home or use store bought mawa. Either way, it will taste equally delicious.
Now onto the recipe!
The base for this recipe is made with three simple ingredients –
- mawa (milk solids),
- sugar, and
- Crushed eliachi or cardamom is added for extra flavor.
Combine and cook all the three ingredients, stirring continuously until it forms a soft dough.
When done, pour this mix in a greased tray and level with a spoon. Prepare the top layer with same ingredients + crushed pistachios and green color. Cook the mix until well blended and spread this green layer on top of the mawa layer.
Level with spoon and chill for 6-8 hours.
Make Ahead Dessert!
Layered Pista Burfi is the perfect make-ahead dessert and stores well in the refrigerator for a week.
In winters, it stays well for a day at room temperature.
This festive season do give this yummy burfi a try and if you happen to make this recipe then share your comments with me. Would love to hear back from you! If you have any questions I would be happy to answer them.