Friday, April 17, 2009

Pista Roll/ Burfi

I am usually very bad with sweets, infact never tried my luck that much in this area. A loves sweets so I ended up trying Pista Rolls for the first time. To my surprise it came out very well, so here's the recipe for you guys.

Pista nuts 100 gms

Sugar ½ cup

Butter 25 gms

Soak the pistachios in warm water for 2 hours. Drain and peel the skin and grind them in fine paste by adding little milk. Keep aside. Dissolve sugar in ¼ cup water and prepare syrup one string consistency. Now add butter and pista paste. Cook it on medium flame stirring continuously. Cool it.

Preparing the roll:

Make the pista roll and divide into two equal parts and shape each portion into a cylindrical roll of 100 cm. Roll our each portion with the help of greased rolling pin on a butter sheet. Place one portion of Pista rolls on one sheet and roll it tightly. Cut into 2” length rolls. Dip the edge on pista powder. You can roll into silver paper for decoration.

For making Burfis you can just pour the Pista mixture into a greased pan and cut them into desired shape once it is cooled.


  1. This sounds very similar to Kaju rolls/Kathlis, ille? Yum!

  2. yes very familiar...and both are tasty sweets.

  3. Yeah! I miss Pista Rolls... I wanted to make something with Pista, and was looking for unsalted ones. Strangely, I haven't found a single store where they sell unsalted pistachio nuts :(

  4. We get them here in all the Indian stores.