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bite sized pieces of delicious Enriched burfi

Bite sized pieces of delicious Enriched Burfi.

A close up of Burfi that has been piped by Maya

A close up of Burfi that has been piped by Maya Singh

A tray of Burfi that has been piped instead of set in a large tray. Other decorations have been added,

A tray of Burfi that has been piped instead of set in a large tray. Other decorations have been added

Enriched Burfi

If you think that Burfi can't get any richer or delicious, then you have not tried Enriched Burfi. This recipe, as the other one for, Burfi was given to me by my sister, Maya Singh. In addition to the usual ingredients, this version has condensed milk and Nestle cream as well.

Burfi is really very easy make. Just ensure to stir frequently & to cook it on a low-medium temperature. To decorate the Burfi you may chop up some sliced almond and sprinkle it on top of the Burfi, soon after you pour it onto a tray. If this step is delayed, it is difficult for the almonds to stick to the Burfi, as it begins to harden. You may also put the contents into an icing bag with a nozzle and pipe the burfi into various shapes. Decorate as you please. Burfi keeps fresh for about a week. After that refrigerate it or keep it in the freezer. It lasts indefinitely.


  • 14 oz/397 g. or 5 measuring cups, mawa powder or klim milk powder, or any milk powder that is available
  • 3 sticks or 375g. butter/¾ cup ghee
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¾ -1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup almond powder
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom (elachi) (ground)
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg (ground)
  • A pinch of salt, (optional)
  • 1 small Nestle cream (or whatever brand that you have)
  • ½ cup condensed milk
  • 1 tsp. rose essence (optional)


  • Sieve the milk powder to remove lumps
  • Use a pot with a heavy base. on medium heat, melt butter; add milk & then sugar. These steps can be blended together. Mix, stir frequently. Wait for it to rise up & boil
  • Lower heat and allow to cook another 1-2 minutes. Gradually add milk powder, stirring continuously with a whisk. When all the milk powder is added, stir with a spoon.
  • Continue stirring while you add the other ingredients, on the lowest stove setting, until the mixture thickens. It should not stick to the pot. The bubbles will indicate that it is done. It will easily pull away from the edge of the pot. Take care that it does not brown at the bottom
  • Add almond powder, salt, and flavorings
  • Follow with Nestle cream and condensed milk. Blend well and use a whisk to break any lumps
  • Empty into tray to set. Smooth top with back of spoon or spatula. Add colorful almonds and gently press
  • Alternatively the mixture can be put into an icing bag with a star nozzle and you can pipe your creations
  • Leave to set before eating
burfi mix spread on tray with almonds

Burfi mixture decorated with colored almonds and left to set

burfi removed from pot and spread on tray

Burfi removed from pot and spread on tray

burfi during the cooking

The additions of spices, cream condensed milk. Use a whisk to break down lumps

Health Concerns

Eaten in moderation, occasionally, this dessert should be okay. However, as with all the sweet desserts on this website, I recommend using substitute ingredients for butter, sugar, cream & milk that may be more suitable for certain health conditions. I hope you enjoy using this recipe. If you follow the steps you should success with it.

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