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No Cook Mixed Nuts Barfi | Quick Diwali Sweets | Gluten Free Dishes

While on my mini-research into plant based protein sources, found that Nuts are a great source of proteins and provide macronutrients as well. I had bookmarked Harini’s Mixed dry fruit n Nut barfi. Didn’t change a thing and loved it 🙂

Thank you Harini for a quick and delicious recipe. And Harini says this is for those unexpected guests, but this low fat and sugar and mess free sweet nibble is a great idea for snack box or even as a post-sport snack for active kids. Roasted Gram / Putaani / Potukadalai / Hurigadale is also high in B12 and excellent for regulating menstrual cycles.  

As for diabetics and adults alike, a bit of moderation is necessary for its quite high on calories and could detract any diet if you are on to lose extra weight. 


So, do make it this Diwali or Dusherra and treat your family n friends with a healthy quick to make Sweet Nibble. 

Similar Barfis / Fudge (Indian sweets):

Badam Katli

Thengai Barfi (Coconut barfi)

Cashew Coconut Barfi


Prep time – 15 mins, Cook time : Nil : Setting Time – 15 mins 

Protein source : Nuts

Makes – 20-22 mini Barfis

You would need : 

  • Almonds – 1/4 cup
  • Cashews – 1/4 cup
  • Walnuts – 1/4 cup
  • Roasted Gram /Pottukadalai /Hurigadale  – 1/4 cup
  • Milk Powder – 3/4 cup (I used Nestle brand)
  • Powdered Sugar – 3/4 cup (original recipe said 1 cup, but we did fine with 3/4 cup)
  • Milk – 2 or 3 TBSP (or as needed) – I used 2 tsp
  • Vanilla essence – 2 or 3 drops (optional but recommended)
  • Ghee- 1 tsp (just for greasing)


How to:

  1. Dry Roast all nuts on low flame for 10-15 seconds or until warm. Cool, powder. I went a little ahead and got a slightly wet mixture (which is 3 steps short of nut butter) 
  2. While still warm, add the powdered sugar, milk powder , cardamom powder, vanilla and milk (if using) and sightly knead to a soft dough. 
  3. Pat on a greased plate / parchment paper.
  4. Refrigerate for 15 – 20 mins and then cut into barfis.
  5. If you don’t add milk, this will keep for 4-5 days on the counter itself (weather permitting).
  6. But I prefer to refrigerate it.   



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  1. Sharmila kingsly

    I love nut based burfi and making them in home is brilliant..

  2. Mixed nuts burfi sounds delicious and yum. Love that spread. Awesome.

  3. cookingwithsapana

    Wow love the idea of making no cook barfi and that too with healthy nuts. Bookmarked

  4. vaishali sabnani

    Bookmarked right away ! My passion for making sweets is asking me to make it right away ! The Burfi looks awesome and will be loved by all . Roasted gram mean daaliya that we use for chutney ?
    Interesting , must be giving it a nice flavour .

  5. Gayathri Kumar

    These cute burfis look so tempting. Full of nuts' goodness, I am sure every kid will love this..

  6. So quick and easy to make..I am always in for such no cook sweets!

  7. No cook burfi sounds too good to make for the upcoming Diwali, with all those nuts went in it, am sure this barfis will definitely satisfy my sweet tooth.

  8. That is such an awesome quick fix for a sweet craving Kalyani! And if it is protein rich with nuts, what more to ask for! Bookmarking this!

  9. This is one amazing barfi to make for any occasion especially during Diwali. Love it.

  10. I love nut barfis and this one is easy to prepare and healthy too.

  11. Seems to be very easy. I am collecting many sweets and savouries recipe. Hopefully i will make atleast one for this diwali.

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