Entry from British & World English dictionary
- 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.
Hindi, from Persian barfī, literally, 'icy, snowy', also denoting a kind of sweet decorated with silver leaf.
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