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Milk Powder Barfi

Milk powder barfi is an easy to make and delicious Indian dessert sweet that you can make this festive season or just about any time of the year. The best part is that this gets done in about 20 mins, it's that quick.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cool down time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 20 barfis
Calories 116kcal
Author Manju


  • ¼ cup ghee
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 cups milk powder whole fat and unsweetened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 tablespoon mixed nuts (cashews, almonds, pistachios) roasted and chopped


  • Place a non stick pan on medium heat and add the ghee, milk and milk powder to it. Mix with a soft spatula till it comes together.
  • Add the powdered sugar and ground cardamom.
  • Mix well to bring it all together. This may require just a little bit of muscle. Keep stirring till the mixture comes together to a dough form.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper while it is still hot and shape it into an almost rectangle or square shape. Use the sides of the parchment paper or wear oven mitts to protect your hands from the heat.
  • Sprinkle the roasted and chopped mixed nuts on top of the dough. Let it cool down to room temperature.
  • When it is ready, it will be a little hard to touch and not as soft as a dough. Cut into squares with a knife.
  • Store at room temperature for a week or so in an airtight container.


Use unsweetened whole milk powder in this recipe.
If you don't have powdered sugar handy, you can use regular granulated sugar or powder the sugar in a blender.


Serving: 2barfis | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 129IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1mg