barfi [barf-ee] noun


Also burfi and burfee. A sweet Indian confection made from sugar, milk and ground nuts (or sometimes flour, such as chickpea flour). Some barfi recipes call for sweetened condensed milk or dried milk. The mixture is cooked on top of the stove, pressed into a pan, cooled and then cut into shapes – usually squares, diamonds or rounds. Barfi is sometimes embellished with whole pieces of nuts or flavored with fruit, such as coconut or mango. Vark, which is edible silver, occasionally decorates the top.

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