How to make Green Chana Barfi -

Barfi made with fresh green chickpeas has a lovely green colour and is totally delicious

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fresh green chickpeas (harbhara), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

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Green Chana Barfi

Green Chana Barfi Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Green Chana Barfi Recipe

  • Fresh green chickpeas (harbhara) 1 1/2 cups

  • Ghee 1/2 cup + for greasing

  • Mawa 1 1/2 cups

  • Green cardamom powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Powdered sugar 1 1/4 cups

  • Pistachios blanched, peeled and cut into slivers 5-6 + for garnish

  • Cashewnuts chopped 8-10 + for garnish

  • Almonds cut into slivers 8-10 + for garnish

  • Silver warq for garnish


Step 1

Put the green chickpeas into a food processor jar, coarsely process it and transfer into a bowl.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a non-stick kadai, add the coarse paste and sauté on medium heat for 15-20 minutes.

Step 3

Add mawa, mix well and sauté till it melts. Add green cardamom powder, and mix well.

Step 4

Reduce heat and add sugar, mix till well combined. Add pistachio nuts and cashewnuts and mix well.

Step 5

Grease a barfi tray with ghee, transfer the cooked mixture into it, spread it evenly and tap it a few times.

Step 6

Sprinkle almonds, cashewnuts and pistachio nuts on top. Garnish with silver warq. Keep aside to set.

Step 7

Cut into squares or diamonds, arrange on a serving plate and serve.

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