Barfi recipes – Collection of 17 burfi recipes. Barfi or burfi is a basic fudge from Indian cuisine that is made using full fat milk, sugar and ghee. Traditionally it was made by condensing milk for several hours, later sweetened and cooked until a thick consistency was reached. It was then pressed down in a tray, garnished with nuts and cut to squares or rectangles.
Based on the traditional method, many kinds of barfi are made in these modern days. Ingredients like khoya/mawa, condensed milk, milk powder, coconut and even flour are used as an alternate to condensing milk for hours.
I have shared several barfi recipes on the blog in the past. I have compiled all of them here in this post just for quick access.
17 burfi recipes or barfi recipes
Coconut barfi traditional method and quick method – Coconut barfi is one of the most delicious and quick to make sweet. In this post I have shared 2 recipes. The first recipe does not use milk and is just done with sugar and some nuts. The second recipe uses condensed milk and can just be made under 10 mins.
Coconut barfi using khoya – Coconut burfi can also be made with desiccated coconut, mawa or khoya and sugar. Extremely delicious and rich in taste, these make a great treat for any occasion – festivals or celebrations.
Chocolate barfi is made with mawa, sugar and cocoa powder. These double decker choco treat can be made under just 25 mins. These will be loved by most kids and will be a great treat during kids’ parties and celebrations.
Seven / 7 cups barfi is another south Indian traditional recipe made with chickpea flour, sugar, ghee and coconut. However this can also be made with plain flour or maida.
Anjeer barfi is made using dried figs, dates and nuts. There is no added sugar in this and is a healthy snack for all age groups.
Mysore pak – South Indian most popular barfi recipe made with ghee, sugar and besan
Plain barfi using mawa: 2 ingredient khoya burfi made in minutes for those busy days.
Kalakand – milk burfi – A short cut method to making the traditional kalakand is by using paneer and condensed milk. I have shared a simple and quick recipe to make kalakand in this post.
Kaju katli / kaju barfi – One of the most popular burfi made using cashews and sugar. These are most made during festivals like Diwali, holi etc.
Chocolate kaju katli – Is a variation of the kaju katli made with cocoa, cashew and sugar. If you are a chocolate lover you will love these.
Almond katli or badam burfi is another similar one like the kaju katli. Kaju is replaced with badam.
Jaggery almond burfi – Burfi is usually made with sugar but this recipe uses unrefined sweetener – jaggery. It can also be made with coconut palm sugar or palm jaggery.
Gajar kalakand – Another unique tasting dessert that has the taste and flavors of gajar ka halwa and kalakand.
Dates mawa burfi – Healthy and delicious dates mawa burfi. There is no sugar used in this recipe and just takes 10 mins to prepare.