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Anjeer Barfi By Chef Ajay Chopra

Anjeer Barfi

Anjeer Barfi is a guilt-free Indian sweetmeat. Chef Ajay Chopra shares the recipe for this sweet made from dried figs.
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Cooking Time

10-20 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-15 Min



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  • For Anjeer Barfi

    • 8-10 figs (anjeer), soaked for 2-3 hours

    • 3-4 tbsp ghee for greasing

    • 1 tsp poppy seeds

    • 12-15 dates, seeded

    • 10-12 cashew nuts, finely chopped

    • 8-10 almonds, finely chopped

    • 12-15 pistachios, finely chopped

    • 1 tsp green cardamom powder

    • 1 tsp dried rose petals

    • silver varq as required


  1. 1

    Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add ¾ of the cashewnuts, ¾ of the almonds and ¾ of the pistachios, mix poppy seeds and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  2. 2

    Grind soaked figs and seedless dates together to make a smooth paste and add it to the pan, mix well.
  3. 3

    Add green cardamom powder and dried rose petals, mix well and cook till the mixture starts to leave the sides.
  4. 4

    Put the mixture onto butter paper and roll it to desired shape, leave to cool. Once cool unwrap it. Cover the top with some varq and then slice.
  5. 5

    Serve garnished with remaining nuts.

Anjeer Barfi is a guilt-free Indian sweetmeat. It is made with dried figs or anjeer. One can it this sweetmeat guilt-free because it is made without sugar. Instead, the dates, dried figs and nuts provide the sweetness. A little bit of ghee is required to bring all the ingredients together.

The recipe is hassle-free and simple. Making this barfi is not time-consuming at all. This Anjeer Barfi is moist, soft, sweet and nutty.