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Navratri special: Healthy low-fat barfi

Published Oct 14, 2015, 8:33 pm IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 11:56 am IST
This low-fat barfi is healthy for your heart
Healthy low-fat barfi is low in fat and cholesterol and also is healthy for you heart (Photo: Representative image)
 Healthy low-fat barfi is low in fat and cholesterol and also is healthy for you heart (Photo: Representative image)

Mumbai: Seated on a lion, Durga is one of the goddesses that personifies cosmic energy. Durga in her benevolent form looks serene and powerful.

As per mythology, it is believed that every form of Goddess Durga holds a special significance.


The legends believe that “Nava Durga”, if worshipped with vehemence during these auspicious nine days will lift the divine spirit in us and will fill our lives with happiness and prosperity.

“Shailaputri” is the first incarnation of the Navadurga, which means daughter of the mountain. Shailaputri is also known as Sati or Parvati, daughter of King of the Himalayas.

She incorporates the power of all three gods namely Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiva).

She is worshipped on the first day while Bharmacharini is worshipped on the second day of Navaratri.


Holding rosary in one hand while a water utensil in another, this form of Durga bestows her worshippers with peace and grace.

Today we bring you something that’s light and tasteful.  This barfi, unlike other barfis is low in fat and cholesterol and also is healthy for you heart.

Recipe of the day: Healthy low-fat Barfi

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    1 cup Amarnath flour (Rajgira flour)

    1 cup Water chestnut flour (Shingada flour)

     cup Jaggery

    6tbsp Ghee

    2tsp Sesame seeds (roasted)

    cup Raisins

    2 tsp Cardamom powder


    10-12 pieces Almond (chopped)

    10-12 pieces Cashew (Chopped)


    Take a non-stick pan and Amaranth flour/ Rajgira flour to it.

    Add 3 tbsp of ghee in the flour and roast it completely on the medium flame.

    Now roast Water Chestnut flour/ Shinghada flour.

    Combine Amarnath Flour with Water Chestnut flour and mix it properly.

    On the empty pan add leftover ghee and heat it, add jaggery to it and cook it on low flame until the jaggery melts.

    Add flour in the pan and mix it with the melted jaggery.


    Add 2 tsp of cardamom powder, cup of raisins and roasted seasame seeds in it.

    Mix all the content properly and cook it for 3-5 more minutes on low flame.

    Switch off the gas, pour the mixture on a flat bottom dish and level it properly.

    Let it cool and den cut it into diamond shapes.

    Your barfi is ready to be served.

Tip: Garnish it with chopped almond and cashews on the top.

The almost and cashew adds crunch to the barfi, making it just perfect.