Low-fat Barfi


Total time 35 minutes

Preparation time 10 minutes

Calories 99

In our true traditional Indian style, the festival season spells sweets, sweets and more sweets. But what is a health conscious person to do in the middle of all this caloric extravaganza? Try this healthy version of home-made, low-fat barfi, which takes just 30 minutes flat to put together.


1 tablespoon canola oil/ rapeseed oil

100 ml low fat milk

2 de seeded green cardamom

2 teaspoon brown sugar

80 gm skimmed milk powder


Step 1

Take a heavy-base pan and heat 1 tbsp oil in it. Now gently add brown sugar to it.

Step 2

Stir the sugar continuously, for over 3-5 minutes, until the sugar is fully melted.

Step 3

Now add the skimmed milk and make sure you are gently stirring it. Now, add the cardamom seeds and mix it well.

Step 4

Now pour in your milk powder mixture and continue stirring it for another 5 to 7 minutes.

Step 5

As soon as you observe that the mixture has become stiff and is leaving the sides of the pan, pour the mixture on a grease proof paper and let it stand for a couple of minutes.

Step 6

Let the mixture cool. Now use a sharp knife and cut the mixture into neat inch squares. Serve!