Ricotta barfi

6 servings; 5 min preparation; 35 min cooking time.

Some desserts are so easy to make that you just gave to make them often. This dessert or a snack consists just a few ingredients, but it brings so much flavor. Everything comes from the magic power of spices. They can make from every simple ingredient a real sensation.

Barfi is typical Indian snack and like the most Indian dishes it’s full of flavor. Normally it’s made with cardamom, but I couldn’t resist to add a little bit more magic. In my opinion, cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg work together perfectly and they creat a real celebration of Indian flavors.

This dessert could come a little bit strong for some people. The flavors are indeed very bold. If you want something a little bit subtle, just increase the amount of ricotta.


  • 500 g ricotta cheese
  • 50 g sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 50 g (flaked) almonds


Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C/375 degrees F.

Mix ricotta and sugar in a bowl. Add the seasonings. Mix until smooth.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 min. Take the form from the oven. Sprinkle the almonds on top. Return in the oven for 5 to 10 more minutes. Let it cool completely before you cut it. Enjoy!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Ooh a barfi! I love it though I can stay without it because all that sweetness now gives me the hives. But in your recipe the sugar is tuned down I bet 😉

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    1. True, I don’t like very sweet desserts. Otherwise you can’t ask for a second piece 😉

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      1. Ha ha ha your priorities are in place woman! xx

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  2. outnaboutweb says:

    This looks amazing! I’ve never heard of this before, but it looks great!
    love, elena


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