Be My Guest – Almond Barfi

Today’s a Saturday, and I have a beautiful lady accompanying me today as my guest. You will all agree to me that she is a pretty woman, who cooks delicious food, clicks droolicious pictures with a white pristine background and makes you feel a part of her neighborhood with lovely story telling and yummy recipes. I am talking of non other than Rekha, who blogs at Food0licious Pictured.


She was one blogger I silently ignored in the beginning. And it was not intentional, I thought I was already following her blog. One day, I simply clicked on her name during one of the comments that she had posted because I became confused whether I was actually following her blog. What I got was a beautiful looking blog, with such lovely pictures that I kept wondering, why hadn’t I checked earlier. From then on, I’ve been a regular on her page. Each time she posts on FB and on her blog, I made sure I spend a couple of minutes admiring the pictures of the food that she cooks. Sometimes, I really feel that despite cutting down on eating and controlling myself so much,  I am not losing weight because of seeing all these yummy pictures on the blogosphere, including hers… I guess some serious research needs to go into this for sure…hehe…


So without much delay, let me go on to what she had to offer for us, the yummilicious Almond Barfi… slurp!!!



Hello to all the Big Sweet Tooth readers!
Before I move onto the recipe, I would like to thank Rafee for letting me do the post.  Like many I too met Rafee here in the blog world. Inspite of being a working mom she is such a regular here which leaves me wondering from where she gets the time and energy to cook and post. But sure her posts make you laugh, think and beyond all you just fall in love with food all over again.  That’s been Rafee and her very big sweet tooth for me. Wish you always the best in life Rafee.
And a little of me, I am from Kerala and settled in Singapore; living with my husband and our daughter who is 5 now. A HR consultant by profession.  Cooking is something I have always loved to do but it really took off only after I came to Singapore.  The amalgam of cuisines here inspired me big time into culinary world and when I decided to record all my hits and trials, Foodolicious Pictured was born.  Photography and styling is something I love doing and hence you will see that my posts are loaded with photographs.
Over to the recipe, I am a big fan of burfi , especially the coconut burfi. I can’t stop with one.  This is the first time I tried making one.  Its quite easy and since almonds being my favorite, I didn’t had to think twice about the medium. I hope you like it too.
Almond burfi
You need –
Unsalted butter – 75 grams
Single cream – 150 mls
Ground almonds – 200 grams
Sugar – 200 grams
Rose water – few drops
Cardamom powder – a pinch
Pistachios, chopped to garnish – 10-20 nos
How to –
Melt butter in a non-stick pan. Make sure not to burn the butter.  Add in the sugar, ground almonds, cream, rose water and cardamom powder.  On a low flame; stir constantly and cook till the sugar is melted and everything is well combined.
Increase the heat and cook till the mixture turns light brown.  Turn off the heat and transfer the Almond mixture to a large, square dish and smooth the top with the back of a spoon.
Decorate the top with chopped pistachios and allow to set for at least an hour. Once set, cut into diamond shape and serve.
I hope all of you enjoyed this post and the recipe.



Aah… don’t you feel like grabbing that piece just like me??? So good… even everything is so symmetrical… Just love it, Rekha… thank you for being such a sweetheart and calling me “Rafee” all the way… 🙂 So sweet of you… 🙂


So wishing you guys a very happy weekend…

Join the Conversation

  1. Wonderful burfi 🙂

    1. thank you so much aara…

  2. looks so yummy..Love the texture

    1. thank you so much veena…

  3. that looks so delicious. love Rekha's pics too.

    1. thank you so much sebeena…

  4. I love both of your blogs and its nice to see Rekha's burfi on your space, Rafee! ( didnt know u like us calling u Rafee;-))..gorgeous burfi, my favourite too 🙂

    1. yes, i do love u guys calling me Rafee, makes me feel like we are all good frnds!!! 🙂 thank you so much sweetheart… 🙂

  5. send me a slice – so lovely !

    1. i know they are so lovely, vidhya… thank you! 🙂

  6. I feels so good to see my post here 🙂 thank you Rafee once again 🙂

    1. dear… i'm so honored to have ur beautiful post and even more lovely pics on my blog… thanks a lot!!! 🙂

  7. lovely post and delicious looking burfi dear 🙂

    1. thank you so much manjula… 🙂

  8. Lovely post 🙂 very tempting pics that is making me drool 🙂

    1. thank you so much avika… 🙂

  9. Rekha, the pics look superb with all the rose petals feel like grabbing a piece from it.
    Rafee,true it is so hard to resist when one sees such beautiful pics.So when u research and finally find out the secret let me know.. seeing food itself is making me put on wt:))

    1. ohk… i guess we both can do a combined study for that, what say??? I am ready… 🙂

    2. heeee count me in too..;-)

  10. Very delicious and mouth watering burfi…

    1. thank you so much priya…

    1. thank you so much asiya…

  11. Don't the pics look like a Diwali greeting card?? I am also a great fan of Rekha's pics.. Love this post & recipe, so have bookmarked it !! And Rafee, gonna continue calling u so (always think twice before typing, whether Rafee or Rafeeda is better?? )

    1. yes, it definitely does, chitz!!! and pls do call me rafee, i'm very much for it… u don't have to think, dear… 🙂

    1. thank you so much febu… 🙂

  12. Delicious. Bookmarking all the goodies post to try for ramadan.

    1. u must be having loads to try by now, humi… 🙂 thank u so much dear…

  13. Thank you all for such wonderful comments. Overwhelmed! Best wishes to all of you!

  14. You are now OFFICIALLY RAFEE! Rafee 😉

    1. haha… i like that!!! 😀

    2. Ha ha 🙂 That's great Rafee 🙂 Also, a lovely guest post and beautiful pics 🙂 I don't know how you work so effortlessly with white backgrounds Rekha 🙂

    3. Hehe… 🙂 🙂 I guess we all should take some lessons from rekha… 😉

  15. looks so perfect and yummy…i am happy i share your name as "Rafee" too 😉

    1. thank you so much divya… 🙂

  16. Hi Rafeeda, lovely guest post. Thanks for sharing with us. This snacks look tempting. Well done and nice pictures. 🙂

    Best regards.

    1. thank u so much Amelia…

  17. lovely burfis ! i guess I might eat those rose petals too 😉

    1. hahaha shree… i'm literally laughing loud… loved that joke!!! 😀

  18. Great post Rafee.. Delicious, inviting and yummy barfi.. Loved the clicks too Rekha 🙂

    1. thank u so much nilu… 🙂

  19. beautiful luking burphis.never tried this almond version..yumm

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