~Recipe Credit Umme- Ayub Bobat~

Burfee is a sweet confectionery from India. The name is derived from the Persian word “barf” which means snow.


  • 500g milk powder
  • 3/4 cup (semi melted) ghee
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Finely chopped almonds & pistachios to garinish.


  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup double cream
  • 1/2 tsp rose/ice cream essence (optional)
  • 1/4 cup grounded almonds
  • 3/4 tsp cardamom powder


  1. Recite Bismillah.
  2. In a bowl combine the milk powder & ghee.
  3. Then add in the milk.
  4. Rub together with hands to form breadcrumb like crumbs, also known as khanka in Gujarati. (Shown below)
  5. Cover with a muslin cloth/ cheese cloth & Leave aside over night (not in the fridge).
  6. In a pot combine all the ingredients for the syrup except the cream & almond powder.
  7. Cook on high heat stirring continuously for about 15-17 mins. You will know the syrup is ready when it has a stringy texture. You can check this by lifting the spoon. If the syrup drips in a way that it is forming a string you know that it is ready.
  8. Then add the cream & boil for a few mins.
  9. Lower the heat & add the milk powder crumbs & grounded almonds.
  10. Cook on low heat stirring for 1-2 mins only.
  11. Pour in desired size tray, garnish with finely chopped almonds & pistachios.
  12. Allow to set for 24 hours at room temperature & cut into pieces. You can also serve this hot, it makes a delicious dessert. Enjoy!

7 thoughts on “Burfee

  1. Aww. Before I try this recipe out can I just clarify that the 1st step in the method is to combine milk powder, ghee, milk and double cream, however there is no mention of milk in the ingredients? Please clarify.

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    1. Www. Apologies for this .. I changed the recipe & forgot to change method.. I will update soon iA


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  3. Salaams…can I just ask what you mean by 13/4 cups of sugar and 11/2 water?
    Can I also please ask do u have to put in rose?


    1. Wsalaam, we have wrote next to the essence that it is optional.

      Sorry, please could you reword your question, not sure what you are asking


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