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Milk Burfi Recipe

Updated on July 28, 2017
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Burfi is a sweet confection of South Asia. Plain burfi is the solidified form of condensed milk and sugar. Coconut burfi, kaaju burfi, pista burfi and besan burfi are some popular burfis that are prepared during auspicious occasions. The interesting fact with burfis is that they can be prepared very quickly.

History of burfi

‘Barfi’ or ‘burfi’ derives from the Persian word ‘barf’ meaning snow. This sweet has the appearance of snow, white in color. Burfi is often flavored with fruits or nuts and spices such as cardamom. They are cut into square, diamond or round shapes to serve. Different types of burfi vary greatly in their color and texture.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 25 burfi

Milk burfi recipe

Any dessert made up of milk is scrumptious and milk burfi is a sweet that ponders me which my mother used to make for all of us. It’s a quick, easy dessert that can be prepared to treat when you’ve a surprise guest.


  • 6 cups milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk powder
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 7 to 8 cardamom pods
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Milk when curdled
Milk when curdled | Source
Paneer or cheese
Paneer or cheese | Source
Paneer and milk powder mix
Paneer and milk powder mix | Source
Solidified mixture
Solidified mixture | Source
Milk burfi
Milk burfi | Source


  1. Boil milk and add 3 tbs of lemon juice into it to curdle. When milk solids get separated, remove the whey. Take a muslin cloth and pour the milk solids into it and tie tightly so that excess water comes out of it. Keep it like that for 3 hours.
  2. Then you can see the Paneer(cheese) soft and mix it with milk powder to form a dough.
  3. Now pour sugar in a kadai and make sugar syrup of 2 string consistency. Then add the dough into it and stir continuously so that no any thick lumps are formed.
  4. When the mixture solidifies, pour ghee and cardamom powder into it and stir well. When it is absorbed completely, spread the mixture into a plate greased with ghee. Let it cool.
  5. Cut square shaped burfis making marks across. If you want, garnish these soft burfis with cherries or pistachio.

Some tips for making milk burfi

  1. Stirring is the essential part of making burfis. They may burn if given a break or pause.
  2. Always stir milk on medium flame. Reducing milk on high flame may cause it stick to the bottom of the wok.
  3. Too much of sugar may make the sweet cloying and sticky, so be sure to take the right amount.
  4. To ensure final stage, drip a little of the thickened milk into a plate while stirring. If it solidifies in a minute or two, stop stirring and transfer it to a greased plate. This is called crystallization of sugar.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 burfi
Calories 125
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 2 g
Carbohydrates 17 g6%
Sugar 16 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 16 mg5%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      I voted up and rated the recipe. I rated it 5.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Thank you rajan sir for making such a wonderful and engaging comment. I'm glad that you found it useful and awesome. Thanks for the vote and share. Take care.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Radhika, I always thought making burfis was a cumbersome process until your hub showed how easy it is to make them. Glad you put down the precautions to be taken too. Useful photos too.

      Voted up, awesome and shared.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Thanks ashish for making such a lovely comment. Milk burfi tastes too good when prepared in the right proportion.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Thanks ishwaryaa22 for finding this hub to be helpful and handy. So glad to hear from you again. Thanks for the vote, rate and share.

      Have good night and sweet dreams! (Hope you're in India!)

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      Ashish Joshi 5 years ago from India

      wow...this looks delicious...I've never liked the plain barfi but this is something I'd surely like to taste.

      Thanks for sharing...

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      I have eaten milk burfis before but did not have its recipe till now thanks to you! The directions, tips & photos all are very helpful & handy! The first photo looks delicious! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up & Socially Shared.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Thanks Rahul for the nice compliment. Take care and have a nice day!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Ma'am... this is so mouth watering

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Thanks nancynurse for the striking comment! I'm so glad that you stopped by!

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      Nancy McClintock 5 years ago from Southeast USA

      Great recipe. Looks good too. Written and laid out well

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Hi PF101,

      Thank you so much for the great comment!

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      PF101 5 years ago

      MMMMM...That looks great and you lined everything out nicely! Great hub!