Definition of burfi in English:

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burfi

Pronunciation: /ˈbəːfiː/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also barfi)

noun

[mass noun]
An Indian sweet made from milk solids and sugar and typically flavoured with cardamom or nuts: cashew burfi
More example sentences
  • The results run from simple brittle and toffee type sweets through halva, barfi, and sandesh, to the family of confections based on rasgullas.
  • For those who preferred sweets typical of the four States, there was mango halwa, thengai burfi, vathalappam, pal pista roll, boondi ladoo and ada payasam.
  • Finally, ‘sweetmeats’ like halva and burfi can often round off a festive meal.

Origin

Hindi, from Persian barfī, literally, 'icy, snowy', also denoting a kind of sweet decorated with silver leaf.

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