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Til and California Walnut Barfi


  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 500ml full fat milk
  • 1/2 cup milk powder
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup jaggery powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder


  1. In a pan over medium low heat, add the sesame seeds and heat 3-4 minutes. They will turn slightly golden and pop. Do not burn. Let cool and coarsely grind them.
  2. Pulse walnuts to make walnut meal. Be careful to not over grind, else you will make walnut butter.
  3. In a heavy bottom pan, heat ghee. Add milk and stir. Let the milk come to a soft boil over medium heat. Add the milk powder. Cook over medium heat, stirring often. Make sure to scrape the sides of pan. Cook for 10-15 minutes, till milk is reduced to half.
  4. Add walnut and jaggery powder, and mix well. Cook for another 5-6 minutes.
  5. Add in the powdered sesame seeds. Mix well. Stir another 2-3 minutes. Add in the cardamom powder and chopped walnuts (reserving a few for the top). Mix well. Stir till mixture thickens and starts leaving the pan and looks doughy. Turn off heat.
  6. Grease a 5” by 7” pan. Line it with parchment paper. Spread the cooked mixture evenly. Top with the reserved chopped walnuts, and sprinkle some sesame seeds. Let set for an hour in the refrigerator. Cut into rectangles and serve.