Barfi, sometimes burfi or burfee ( , ), is a sweet confection from the Indian subcontinent. Plain barfi is made from condensed milk, cooked with sugar until it solidifies. There are many varieties of barfi, which include besan barfi (made with gram flour), kaaju barfi (made with cashews), and pista barfi (made with ground pistachios). The name is derived from the Persian word barf which means snow since barfi is similar to ice/snow in appearance.
Barfi is often flavored with fruit (such as mango or coconut) or nuts (like cashew and pistachio) and spices such as cardamom. They are sometimes coated with a thin layer of edible metallic leaf known as vark. Visually, they are typically cut into square, diamond, or round shapes. Different types of barfi vary greatly in their color and texture.