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Four milk barfi made with milk powder squares on a white fluted plate.

Milk Barfi / Milk Powder Burfi

Shilpa Joshi
Milk Barfi / Milk Powder Burfi is an easy, delicious, melt in your mouth Indian sweet that is ready in under 30 minutes with 6 ingredients. It is often likened to a milk fudge but it has a slight crumb texture that is characteristic of the sweet. Made for many special occasions or gifted for Diwali, Navratri or Holi to name a few holidays. This milk powder burfi will become
5 from 15 votes
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 pieces
Calories 67 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Heavy bottom pan / non stick

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup whole milk powder 115g
  • ¼ cup sugar 50g (if you like very sweet can increase)
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • chopped nuts (pistachios, almonds) optional, topping

Instructions
 

  • Put a non-stick pan on low on the stove. Add ghee and melt. Add in whole milk. Mix with ghee. Add in milk powder slowly while stirring to combine with whisk to break apart lumps.
    Milk and milk powder warming in a pot on the stove.
  • Add in sugar. Continue stirring on low heat. You will notice the mixture begin to solidify as the water is burned out. Keep stirring on low.
    Cooking barfi mixture to thicken.
  • After about 10 minutes you will see the barfi mixture easily comes away from the pan. It becomes a thicker almost paste like mixture. Turn off gas and remove from heat.
    Burfi forming a solidified mixture.
  • Add in cardamom powder and mix.
    Cardamom added to the mixture.
  • Line a pan with parchment paper. Spread the barfi mixture into a block/rectangular like shape. Add chopped nuts and lightly press into mixture. Let cool and most importantly dry. Overnight is best and then you will get the right texture.
    Note:
    Giving barfi mixture time to dry is important.  If you want to serve it quickly you can put it in the fridge so it cools quick. But leaving it out to dry and covered gives it a great texture.
    Barfi mixture spread in a pan and topped with chopped almonds and pistaschios.
  • Cut into pieces and serve.
    Cut milk powder barfis

Notes

Cook on a low flame to prevent burning and get the white color.
Stir and use a whisk to help break apart lumps.
Giving barfi mixture time to dry is important.  If you want to serve it quickly you can put it in the fridge so it cools quick. But leaving it out to dry and covered gives it a great texture.

Nutrition

Calories: 67kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 9mgPotassium: 27mgSugar: 9gVitamin A: 33IUCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Indian sweets, milk barfi, milk powder burfi
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