Quick Chocolate Barfi with condensed milk (in MW)

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The month of August is the start of lots of Indian festivals which involve cooking a variety of sweet dishes including Indian Churma na ladoos, mohanthal, penda or barfi.   Chocolate Barfi is the favourite of the kids in my family – my son and my nieces and nephews.  T

Ingredients

  • 397 gm tin of condensed milk
  • 400 gms milk powder
  • 200 gms double cream
  • 3 tbls ghee (or melted salt free butter)
  • large pinch of saffron
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom (Elaichi)
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg (Jaifur)

For the topping:

2 bars of 150 gms cooking chocolate

Method

1. Take a large microwave dish and mix the milk powder, condensed milk, double cream, ghee, saffron, nutmeg and ground cardamom.    The saffron, nutmeg and cardamom are optional.  I love adding these as it gives a great flavour to the barfis.   Stir this mixture and cook on high (900 watts) for 1 minute.  Keep cooking and stirring the mixture at 1½ minute intervals for 6-7 minutes depending on your microwave.  The mixture should be smooth and creamy.

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2.  Grease a tray and transfer this mixture in the tray.  Choose a tray that will give you a barfi thickness of just over half an inch.  Using the back of a greased spoon or small flat bowl, smoothen the mixture and allow to cool – preferably over night.

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3. Once cool, melt the cooking chocolate by following the instructions on the packet.  I melted mine in the microwave until it was soft and runny enough to layer the barfi.

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4.  Allow this to cool.   Once cool, cut into squares or diamonds using a sharp knife ready to be eaten.  Any left over barfi can be stored in a biscuit tin for a fortnight.

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So what kind of barfis do you like?

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