Mango and Cardamom Barfi is a delicious Indian dessert with a similar texture to fudge. Like many Indian desserts, it is gluten-free and has no added sugar. The barfi is seasoned with cardamom which helps mute the sweetness from the mango.
Mango and Cardamom Barfi is the perfect dessert to make for your family on Diwali or any other festival. You will surely impress all the Aunties and Uncles with this fragrant and delicious treat!
How to Make Mango and Cardamom Barfi?
Where can I buy Alphonso Mangos?
Mango is a staple in Indian households. Twenty-four different varieties of mango grow in various regions of India. My personal favorite, and the one recommended for this recipe, is Alphonso Mango. Alphonso Mango feels like a good cross between melon, apricot, nectarine, and peach with the additional better flavor of citrus and honey.
Can I substitute creme fraise?
What is Cardamom?
There are two main types of cardamom.
For this recipe, you want to use green cardamom. Green cardamom is herbal with notes of pine, yet something about it whispers sweet. Grind the green cardamom pods yourself with a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, or you can buy ground cardamom to make this Mango and Cardamom Barfi.
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Mango and Cardamom Barfi is a delicious gluten-free Indian dessert with a similar to fudge. Perfect to surprise your family with on Diwali!
- 1 cup Alphonso mango pulp
- 1/2 cup condensed milk
- 1/2 cup creme fraiche
- pinch of saffron
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 2 cups milk powder
- 1 tablespoon ghee or butter
- 1/8 cup pistachios (unsalted)
- In a small pot add mango pulp and condensed milk and cook for 10 minutes at a low boil. Stir consistently to avoid burning the bottom.
- Add creme fraiche, cardamom and saffron and cook for another 10 minutes at a low boil. Stir consistently to avoid burning the bottom.
- Remove the mixture from heat and add milk powder (little at a time) and whisk together until smooth and add ghee in the end to keep mixture from getting too sticky.
- Pour the mixture into a square pan and flatten out with a spatula.
- Top with pistachios and a few saffron strands.
- Place in the fridge overnight. Cut and serve!
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