Barfi Recipe

  • Prep Time
    20 Mins
  • Cook Time
    20 Mins

Barfi is a classic sweet Indian dish that is no doubt made every Eid in our household in a variety of flavours. Every Eid we have an Eid party at ours and our barfi is always our biggest hit amongst many other sweet dishes. Now, our recipe is not like any you will find on the internet. 

We’ve perfected our recipe over many years and have a unique texture to our barfi. 

What is Barfi?

Barfi is a highly popular Indian sweet treat that is most commonly made on Eid, Diwali or any other special occasions like birthdays or weddings. There are lots of different flavours and varieties that you can make but we have given you our classic recipe that you can make or mix and match different flavours so it’s different every time!

There is no fancy equipment needed to make our barfi!




    Here's the step-by-step recipe for barfi. Follow the steps carefully, it'll be worth it!!


    In a large bowl, measure 400g milk powder. To that, add in the ghee and with your fingers, rub together.


    Gradually add 1/2 cup of milk and softly rub it in to make a breadcrumb like consistency with your fingers. You can also use a large sieve to make even crumbs!

    Ruky Tip
    We used 900g of milk powder therefore we used 1 cup of milk.


    Add the ground almonds, cardamom seeds, coconut, and cardamom powder. Mix it together so all the ingredients are well incorporated and set it aside


    Add 1 cup water and 1 ½ cup sugar to a pot and boil on medium heat for 5-10 minutes. To check if ready, put some on your finger from the spoon then rub it between two fingers. If it is ready, it will form a string when pulled


    Once the sugar syrup is ready add the fresh cream and bring it to a boil


    Add the dry ingredients to the sugar syrup and mix well. Then add the rose essence and take it off the heat


    Spread half the mixture in a tray, then, colour the remaining mixture (optional) and spread over the top. This will create a two coloured barfi We always add some silver leaf and glitter on top to make it look even more delicious and luxurious but of course this is optional, it will taste just as good without it!


    Refrigerate for an hour before serving


    TO SERVE: Once the barfi is chilled, you can cut it into squares or rectangles of your preferred size and then serve. What we like to do is slightly warm the barfi, this makes it taste even better and makes it soft and scrumptious! TO STORE: If you’re not serving right away or have some spares, you can store them in an air tight container making sure that there is cling film or parchment between each stack so they don’t get ruined. It will keep in the fridge for 2-3 weeks

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    • Rosie

      I tried making the burfee, but found that adding 1 cup of milk to it made it very wet and almost dough like. Is 1 cup milk the right measurement?

      • Ruky Cooks

        Hi, the recipe on the website is the one to follow – 1/2 cup milk for 400g. In the video we used 1 cup as the milk powder quantity was 900g. Hope that helps.

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