By Food E Fare

Barfi, also known as burfi, is a popular Indian sweet that comes in various flavors and forms. It is typically made with condensed milk, sugar, and a flavoring agent such as cardamom, saffron, or nuts. Here's a basic recipe for making plain Barfi:


  • 2 cups full-fat milk powder
  • 1 cup condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • Chopped nuts for garnish (optional)


Prepare the Barfi Mixture:

  • In a non-stick pan, heat ghee over medium-low heat.
  • Add milk powder to the ghee and roast it on low heat until it turns light golden brown. Keep stirring to avoid burning.
  • Add condensed milk and mix well.
  • Add milk gradually, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.

Cook the Mixture:

  • Continue to cook the mixture on low heat until it thickens and starts leaving the sides of the pan. This can take about 15-20 minutes.
  • Add a pinch of cardamom powder for flavor and mix well.

Shape and Set:

  • Transfer the mixture to a greased plate or tray.
  • Flatten and smooth the mixture using a spatula. You can also use a rolling pin to even out the surface.
  • Optionally, garnish with chopped nuts.

Allow to Cool and Set:

  • Let the Barfi cool to room temperature.
  • Once it has cooled, place it in the refrigerator for a few hours to allow it to set completely.

Cut into Pieces:

  • Once the Barfi has set, use a sharp knife to cut it into square or diamond-shaped pieces.


  • Serve the Barfi as a sweet treat or dessert.


Feel free to experiment with flavors and add ingredients like saffron, rose water, or nuts to customize the Barfi according to your preferences. Enjoy this classic Indian sweet!

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