Ainy Cooks


basan barfi mI am grateful to one of my very dear friend, Farah Naz whose recipe i have tried and believe me it was a big hit.


Gram flour/ basan1 cup
Sugar1 cup
Milk2 cups
Saffron few threads
Dessicated coconut2 tbsp (to sprinkle)


  • In a pan add butter and cardamom. Let it melt then add gram flour.
  • Cook till light brown . Add milk and stir constantly for five minutes.
  • Now add sugar and saffron and mix well.
  • Cook till sugar melts and become a little bit thick .

barfi 2

  • Spread in a greased pan and press with wet hand or spatula. Sprinkle nuts and coconut.
  • Let it set for few minutes and then cut shapes of your choice.

basan brfi d


  • I have used evaporated milk instead of fresh milk. End result was too good.

barfi 1

  • I have used ghee instead of butter, reduce quantity of ghee to 100 gms. But go for butter first :)
  • I have reduced sugar to 3/4 cup . You can ajust according to your taste.



  1. Wow… this sounds like an interesting sweet… though the butter is scary! :) Would love to try with less butter for sure… :)

  2. Can I use oil instead of butter or ghee??

  3. Faria omer says:

    Can I use fresh milk instead of evaporated milk?

    • Qurat ul Ain says:

      evaporated milk is different, if you ca get it then go for it. Otherwise boil normal milk and boil it till it becomes yellow in color and thick in consistency.