P - Pistan ji Mithai / Pistachio Fuge

BM # 63
Day : 19
Theme: Regional Cuisine 
Cuisine : Sindhi

We move on the 19th day in our Journey through the Cuisines and today we shall make a very exotic mithai from the Sindhi kitchen .

Pistan ji Barfi is a Sindhi sweet made with just pistachios. This Barfi is made during weddings and specially made by the girl side on the engagement day.Variety of hampers are given by the girl's side to the boy's side . Along with these Halwa and exotic Mithais too are given.

The Pistan ji mithai is considered exotic as pistachios are expensive. The elite Sindhis make big thaals ( trays ) of these Mithais and adorn them with gold coins to be given to the boy on the engagement day. Well, even otherwise people make or buy this mithai. Tharu , a Sindhi sweet confectioner of Mumbai is very famous among Sindhi's and has one of the best Pistan ji Barfi. People some times call this Pista mithai as Saee mithai also. Saee refers to the green color.

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Pistan ji Mithai

500 gms Pista, crushed
250 gms khoya, unsweetened
250 gms sugar
1/2 cup water/milk
1/2 tsp Cardamon powder
Food color

Place the sugar and milk in a pan.
Add Cardamon powder.
Boil till sugar dissolves and forms one thread consistency.
Add khoya and reduce the flame.
Add the pistachios and food color if adding.
Keep stirring till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan .
Remove from heat.
Spread the mixture on a greased tray.
Let set , cut into squares.

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