Celebrate Independence Day with a Delightful Tricolor Barfi

As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day on the 15th of August, the excitement is palpable across every age group. Let's embark on a culinary journey to create a truly special homemade dessert, the 'Tricolor Barfi.' This delicious treat not only tantalizes the taste buds but also symbolizes the spirit of our nation's flag.

Written by  Prerit Chauhan   |  August 10th 2023 05:15 PM  |  Updated: August 11th 2023 11:05 AM

Celebrate Independence Day with a Delightful Tricolor Barfi

As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day on the 15th of August, the excitement is palpable across every age group. This momentous day holds a special place in the hearts of all Indians, making it an occasion to honor our unique identity. As we approach this cherished date, why not infuse the celebrations with a touch of culinary creativity? Let's embark on a culinary journey to create a truly special homemade dessert, the 'Tricolor Barfi.' This delicious treat not only tantalizes the taste buds but also symbolizes the spirit of our nation's flag.

Ingredients are the foundation of any recipe, and for our Tricolor Barfi, here's a refined list of what you'll need:

400 grams of fresh khoya (solidified milk)

350 grams of sugar

150 grams of paneer (cottage cheese)

Saffron (kesar) and green food coloring

Half a teaspoon of cardamom powder

Silver foil (optional)

The method to prepare this delectable Tricolor Barfi is as follows:

Grate the khoya and paneer: Begin by grating both the khoya and paneer, creating the base for our delightful dessert.

Combine with sugar: Mix the grated khoya and paneer together, adding the sugar to the mixture. Place this combination in a pan over medium heat, preparing it for the next step.

Cook and thicken: As the mixture heats up in the pan, ensure that you stir it continuously. Watch as it thickens and starts to separate from the pan, creating the creamy foundation for our Tricolor Barfi.

Add cardamom powder: A hint of cardamom powder is the secret to infusing our dessert with a wonderful aroma. Add this to the mixture and turn off the heat, allowing the flavors to meld.

Divide into three parts: Divide the prepared mixture into three equal portions. One part remains untouched, representing the white color of our flag. To the second part, add saffron for the vibrant orange, and to the third part, add green food coloring for the final hue.

Layer the colors: Begin by spreading the green mixture onto a greased plate or roll it out with a rolling pin, forming the bottom layer. On top of the green layer, gently roll out the white mixture, followed by the saffron-colored mixture on the very top.

Finishing touches: For an extra touch of elegance, you can choose to apply silver foil on top. This optional step adds a hint of shimmer to our Tricolor Barfi.

Cool and cut: Allow the layered mixture to cool, then cut it into delightful barfi shapes, ready to be savored by all.

The result? A scrumptious Tricolor Barfi that embodies the spirit of Independence Day and is sure to bring smiles to the faces of both young and old. As you relish this delectable treat, take a moment to appreciate the essence of our nation's flag, a symbol of unity in diversity. Happy Independence Day!

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