Keto Almond Barfi
An Indian delicacy Keto Style
Almond Barfi or Burfi is traditionally made of almonds, sugar, ghee and cardamom powder. Here we have replaced sugar with a Keto approved sweetener, Swerve (which is 0 carbs), and the outcome is just as finger licking good like the original version. This mouth watering dish can be served as a dessert or snack and can be eaten guilt free.
Nutrition Information of Key Ingredients - Per Piece
*Note: Nutrition information may vary slightly. Nutritional information is negligible for all other ingredients
Pieces: Makes 15 pieces
Prep Time: 3 mins Cook Time: 10 mins
Almond Flour - 1 cup
Swerve/Sweetener of Choice - 1/2 cup
Water- 1/4 cup
Ghee- 1 tbsp and extra for greasing the pan
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
Saffron - Few Strands
Method of preparation
In a saucepan, add the sweetener and water and bring it to a boil. Simmer and let it boil for 3 mins. Note that you will not be able to do the 'one thread consistency' test with swerve.
Add the almond flour,cardamom powder and saffron and keep stirring for 3-4 mins till the mixture becomes a dough like consistency and leaves the sides of the sauce pan.
Add the ghee and mix well again
Smear your hands with water and test by rolling a small pinch of the mixture in between your fingers. You should be able to form a non sticky ball. This is the correct consistency.
Remove the dough from the saucepan and knead it for 1 min using a spoon.
While it is still warm, roll the dough into thin layer and cut to make pieces.
Kneading the dough makes it smooth
Put your dough between parchment paper and roll it using a rolling pin.