Microwave Milk Barfi - Fiji Style


I started experimenting with microwave recipes for some Fijian Indian sweets a few weeks ago. My goal was/is to develop recipes that taste amazing and similar to the original technique but make them quick and easy. After a few experiments, I was pleasantly surprised at how great this turned out. Its crumby and the texture is just like the original sugar recipe/stove top recipe. I also wanted to add a flavor twist to this to make it slightly different. Pops cordial is popular in Fiji and I've had several requests to show how to add to barfi; hence, the perfect twist! You can certainly leave it out and just substitute with the same quantity of liquid milk (or even water!) I hope you give this recipe a go! I promise, it will not disappoint! 

Small Batch

Makes 6-8 pieces 

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup full fat/cream milk powder 
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar 
  • 1/2 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom 
  • pinch of fresh nutmeg 
  • 2 tbsp liquid milk (I used evaporated) 
  • 1 tbsp cordial (or sub with water or milk) 
  • **Sprinkles or crushed nuts for decoration (optional)

Method:
  1. Mix all ingredients except decorations/toppings in a microwavable bowl. Mix well. 
  2. Microwave for 1 minute (my microwave is 1800 watts)
  3. Take out of microwave and stir well. 
  4. Microwave for 30 seconds
  5. Transfer mixture to greased container and pat down. Add sprinkles
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting. Cool completely before serving. 


Double Batch 

makes 14-16 pieces

Ingredients
  • 2 cups full fat/cream milk powder 
  • 6 tbsp granulated sugar 
  • 1½ tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom 
  • pinch of fresh nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp liquid milk (I used evaporated) 
  • 3 tbsp cordial (or sub with water or milk) 
  • **Sprinkles or crushed nuts for decoration (optional)
Method: 
  1. Mix all ingredients except decorations/toppings in a microwavable bowl. Mix well. 
  2. Microwave for 1 minute (my microwave is 1800 watts)
  3. Take out of microwave and stir well. 
  4. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well
  5. Microwave for 30 more seconds and check texture. If still seems too wet, microwave for 30 more seconds. Once the mixture isn't too wet and fairly crumbly, stop mixing. 
  6. Transfer mixture to greased container and pat down. Add sprinkles
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting. Cool completely before serving. 

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