Barfi

Barfi (burfi, burfee) is a traditional sweet delicacy consumed by the people of Indian subcontinent. Word barfi is of Persian origin and it means snow, ice. This is due to the white colour it has in its most simple form. It is made of condensed milk and sugar. It is usually sold cut in cubes, round or diamond-shaped pieces. Barfi is sometimes called the Indian fudge.

Barfi
Barfi

There are many different types of barfi. There are those with chocolate, rose water, saffron, almonds etc. Pista barfi, for example, contains ground pistachio nuts. The barfi with some cashew nuts are called kaaju barfi. Barfi sweets are sometimes sold coated in edible metal foil known as vark.