Its that time of the year..time to flick through the photo-copied version of my mom’s recipe book.Its so nice to see her handwritten recipes-its almost like she is telling me what to do..it also fills my heart with so much yearning for what could’ve been…There is so much more,I want to say about this..but today its time for the recipe..after all Diwali is almost here.So,here’s my mum’s Peanut barfi..I still remember nutty taste from so many years ago,as if I just ate it yesterday.
Here’s Mom’s recipe :
2 cups of wheat flour
2 cups of gram flour
1 cup of peanuts,
3 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup ghee
1 cup water
Roast the peanuts,remove the skin and grind it coarsely or finely as you like.
Melt some ghee in a pan and roast gramflour and wheat flour,one by one.
Take the sugar and water in a heavy bottom pan and bring it to a boil and then simmer for another 5 minutes,till you have a thick syrup.
Add the dry ingredients to the syrup and mix it properly,breaking the lumps if any.
If your mix looks dry,sprinkle some milk on it and mix again.
Spread this mix on a greased plate and mark the squares to cut into pieces.Let it set and then using a sharp knife,cut out the pieces,you already marked.
Now,take a bite of the yummy nutty treat.
Now for my healthier version:
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup gram flour
1/4 cup peanuts
6-8 tbsp ghee
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp water.
Do everything exactly the same way and you will still get around 18-20 slices of yumminess 🙂
Wish you all a very happy Diwali and a prosperous New Year!