1 tbsp. Desiccated coconut for garnishing (optional)
Pistachios for garnishing (optional)
3 tbsp. water
How to make the recipe
This walnut burfi recipe needs soaking walnuts. Soak walnuts for 2 hrs and drain the water completely.
Grind in a processor or a mixer without adding any water or milk, till smooth.
Mix sugar and water in a heavy bottom utensil or non-stick. Begin to cook till it reaches a string consistency. .Take a small quantity of syrup between the thumb and index finger, you can see a sticky consistency. if you are new to string consistency, just ignore about it, wait till the syrup begins to bubble and proceed, you will still get a nice walnut burfi.
Add the walnut paste, cardamom powder, oil, essence if any and mix well.
Cook on a medium flame till it begins to leave the sides and becomes a single mass. At this stage you can grease your fingers and check if you can get a non-sticky ball.
Let it cool down for a while, when the mix is still warm, just knead it for a min and make a square on a greased plate, sprinkle nuts or coconut as per your desire and just pat it. Set aside for 5 mins.
Cut them to desired shapes. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.