Quick Chocolate Barfi with condensed milk (in MW)


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


  • 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


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.




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.


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.


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.


So what kind of barfis do you like?

  • maxwell ivey

    Hi Mina; Have never had these. but any of them sound good. they also sound very easy to make. I sent your last recipe and your site to my aunt and uncle who are going vegan to treat a heart condition he has. and I’m still waiting to hear what the people at my gastric surgery support group say about your cashoo treats. they will probably say no or advise to make a smaller amount but I’ll let you know when i hear from them. best of luck, max

  • I had not heard of barfis until this post and had to look up exactly that it was on Wikipedia. That being said, I think this sounds like something new I would like to try.

    • Jeri – Thank you for your comments. I will add the wiki link to my blog article and also put some explanation so that other people also find the information useful.

  • Sounds very delicious and yummy. Bookmarked ! Will prepare this for diwali 🙂 Thanks for sharing !

    • Yes, it’s a quick and easy recipe which is a hit with the children

  • Wow.. this is a nice and quick barfi recipe.

  • These look delicious a little bit like microwave penda.

  • wow these looks so delicious i wish you lived close by x

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