Sunday 27 March 2011

Barfi -Milk Fudge

Creamy barfi with a nutty crunch from the almonds makes a wonderful sweet dish  to accompany any meal.

Barfi (Milk Fudge)

480 grams / 16 oz milk powder

150 ml milk
60 ml melted ghee (clarified butter)

For Syrup:

240 grams / 8 oz sugar
200 ml water
1 teaspoon cardamom powder

60 grams / 2oz coarsely chopped almonds
1 tablespoon almond slivers for garnishing
½ teaspoon saffron strands
½ teaspoon pink food colouring.
1 teaspoon oil for greasing pan


1. Place the milk powder in a mixing bowl.
2. Add the melted ghee to the milk and add this to the milk powder and rub gently to form a bread crumb type of mixture. Leave aside for 15 minutes.
3. In a heavy bottom pan add the sugar and  water to cover the sugar. Bring to boil and cook sugar till it reaches 1.5 string consistency. (Approx 120 ยบ C on sugar thermometer) Take the syrup off the heat and add the cardamom powder and a few strands of saffron. Mix well.

4. In a non stick pan add the prepared milk powder and heat on a very low heat until the milk powder starts to release some ghee and a sweet aroma is released. This should only take 3-4 minutes .(Keep stirring during this time and take care not to scorch the powder)

5. Turn off the heat and add the sugar syrup to the milk powder mixture and mix gently. Once all the syrup has been mixed in, test the consistency of the barfi , it will set if when you take a fist ful and squeeze it it retains shape. Add the coarsely chopped almonds and mix well. Divide the mixture into two parts, To one part add pink food colouring and mix well leave the other part white.
6. Grease a baking tray with oil and spread the pink barfi mixture in it, smooth it well with the back of a spoon.
7. Spread the white barfi on top of the pink barfi layer. Smooth it again with the back of a spoon to make a nice even surface.

8. Sprinkle the remaining saffron strands and the almond slivers on top of the white layer and lightly press down to make the almonds stick to the barfi.
9. Leave the barfi to set for 1 hour. Cool and cut into desired shapes.

Store in refrigerator.

You may like:
Chocolate crunch Barfi


  1. wow these pink burfi's look so cute !! Delicious and yummy !!

  2. i like the delicious presentation of these barfi looks wonderful

  3. You are tempting me with those burfis....

  4. Wow looks awesome and delicious...

  5. Burfis look mind-blowing. Wonderful dessert.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Wow, this looks soo wonderful and tempting, I had a query, I do not use food color, do you think there is any other way to get a contrast or a different color to the second layer of Barfi ? It need not be pink. maybe more Kesar to get a yellow color? or crushed strawberries to get a light pink..?

  7. My Dil Goes..... Hmmmm...Hmmmm...Hmmmm.... All Slurpee!!!! I love barfis.... :)


  8. Irresistible barfi, feel like having some..

  9. Looks delish and such pretty colour combo ...I wish to grab these n eat :)

  10. looks so good and delicious..

  11. The barfis look delicious. Topping these with chocolate would be great too.

  12. looks super delicious..liked the colour combo...barfi looks real cute !

  13. My fav and loved the layered burfi Nayna..

  14. love the 2 layered look...yummy recipe!
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  15. wow..these burfis look just so delicious ...loved it !

  16. Burfi looks so cute,love that colour combo! Nice recipe!

  17. The burfi has a beautiful color. I am sure it tastes yummy.. it's already appealing to my eyes.

  18. The sweet is very tasty and the color too

  19. oh wow, ive never seen any sort of "fudge" other than brown colored chocolate!
    i loved reading your post, learned something new (:

  20. Nice barfi and lovely pink colour,pleasing to the eyes and I'm sure is equally delicious.
    You got nice recipes here..I shall have a look at them leisurely.

  21. Lovely burfi... thanks alot for sharing with me...

  22. the pink color is sooo cute :) the saffron and almonds strands on top make it look very professional! Well-presented! :)

  23. Hi,
    i try the barfi, and it did NOT turn good. I think there is somethin missing in the ingredients list. or the amount of water mention is too little, when i cut the barfi, its as if breadcrumbs. it didnot stik at all.
    however it does taste good.
    can u please tell where i might be wrong.

  24. @ housana, so sorry the recipe did not turn out as expected for you. I must apologise as there was typing error in the quantity of water it should read 360ml not 60ml which I have amended now. I have also added the step by step pictures in case you want to try it again. Thankyou for the feed back.

  25. Nice combination of flavours.

  26. Nice combination of flavours.

  27. Hi Nayna,
    Thanks for updating the recipe. i just come across it today,
    well i give a try again.
    despite the barfi did not stick that much, after a full day in fridge, it was a bit sticky. bt wen u eat, it breaks, but taste GOOD.
    Thanks again.
    dont u have magag.

  28. That is delicious and so healthy!!! thanks for sharing this authentic and tasty dish!!
    chowringhee in Laxmi Nagar


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