How to make Papaya Barfi - Papaya puree gives these besan barfis a lovely colour, flavour and plenty of nutrients too.

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Main Ingredients : Papaya (पपीता), Coarse gram flour (besan) (मोटा बेसन का आटा)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

Papaya Barfi Recipe Card

Papaya Barfi

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Papaya Barfi checkout Papaya Burfi. You can also find more Mithais recipes like Panchakhadya, Jalebi, Kiwi Kalakand, Khaja.

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Papaya Barfi Recipe

  • Papaya ripe, puree 1 cup

  • Coarse gram flour (besan) ½ cup

  • Ghee ¾ cup + for greasing

  • Milk ½ cup

  • Saffron (kesar) a pinch

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Green cardamom powder ½ teaspoon

  • Pistachios slivered 10-12


Step 1

Grease a barfi tray with some ghee.

Step 2

Dry roast gram flour in a non-stick pan on low heat till golden brown. Transfer into a bowl and set aside.

Step 3

Put papaya puree in the same pan and cook for 5-10 minutes.

Step 4

Heat ghee in another non-stick pan. Add milk, saffron and sugar, mix and bring to a boil.

Step 5

Add the roasted gram flour, papaya puree and cardamom powder, mix well and cook till the mixture thickens.

Step 6

Pour the mixture into the greased tray, spread evenly, sprinkle pistachios on top and set aside to set for 1 hour.

Step 7

Cut into pieces and serve.