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  1. barfi(Noun)

    An Indian dessert made from sweetened, condensed milk flavoured with fruit and spices

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  1. Barfi

    Barfi is a sweet confectionary from the Indian subcontinent. Plain barfi is made with condensed milk and sugar cooked until it solidifies. The many varieties of barfi include besan barfi, kaaju barfi, and pista barfi. The name is derived from the Persian word barf which means "snow", since barfi is similar to ice/snow in appearance, this is why it is served cold. Barfi is often flavored with fruit or nuts and spices such as cardamom or rose water. They are sometimes coated with a thin layer of edible metallic leaf known as vark. They are typically cut into square, diamond, or round shapes. Different types of barfi vary in their color and texture. Though it originated in Persia, barfi was introduced to India and Pakistan during the Mughal Empire in the 16th century. The confection is now served in South Asia at festivals such as Holi and Diwali.

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