Omani Cashew Barfi

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Total Time
40 mins
5 mins

While, personally, I might not have chosen to call any food a Barfi this is it's name and has been in Oman for many generations. Irregardless of the name these easy candy like nut treats are delicious and simple to make.

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  1. Soak the cashew nuts in warm water for about 30 minutes and wash them 2 to 3 times.
  2. Drain all the water out and blend the cashew nuts to a fine paste, keep aside.
  3. Dissolve the sugar and powdered milk in 1/2 cup of water and prepare a syrup of one string consistency.
  4. Add the cashew paste to the syrup and cook over a medium flame, stirring continuously till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan (approx. 5 to 7 minutes).
  5. Transfer to a plate and cool.
  6. Cut in diamond shape pieces.
  7. Store in refrigerator.