Chocolate Barfi Recipe | How to make Chocolate Burfi

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Chocolate Barfi

Chocolate barfi is a must-have sweet in any Indian festival or occasion. Generally, one prefers to get it ready from the market. However, making it at home ensures the quality and hygiene. If using homemade mawa, make it beforehand to give it time to set. The standard ratio of white barfi layer to the chocolate one is 60 : 40. It can be adjusted to equal quantities or even kept wholly chocolate.
Course Sweets
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 20 medium sized Barfi Squares
Calories 141 kcal
Author Anju Bhagnari


  • 500 grams Unsweetened Mawa (crumbled)
  • 150 grams Sugar
  • 30 grams Ghee (2 tablespoons)
  • 20 grams Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • ΒΌ teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Oil (refined or olive or ghee)
  • 1 Silver Sheet or Varak (optional)
  • A few almonds and pistachios slivered (optional)


  1. Grease a cake tin or a thali with 1 teaspoon of oil. Keep aside.
  2. To make the white layer of the barfi, place a non-stick pan on low flame.

  3. Add 1 tablespoon of ghee.

  4. Let it melt and heat up just a bit.

  5. Add 300 grams of crumbled mawa and 90 grams of sugar.

  6. Start mixing and stirring them.

  7. The sugar will melt in about 5 minutes and the mixture will leave fat from the sides.

  8. Add the elaichi powder and stir for 5 more minutes.

  9. The mixture will leave the sides and come together in the center giving paste-like consistency.

    Chocolate Barfi cooking process
  10. Pour it into the ready tin or thali.

  11. Let it cool down for about 1 hour at room temperature.

  12. Now, to prepare the Chocolate layer, heat 1 tablespoon of ghee in the same pan on low heat.

  13. Add the remaining mawa and sugar.

  14. The sugar will melt in about 5 minutes.

  15. Stir continuously so that the mixture does not stick or burn.

  16. Put in the cocoa powder and cook it for 5 more minutes.

  17. Again, the mixture will gather in the center and leave the sides.

    Chocolate for Chocolate Barfi
  18. Pour it over the set white layer.

    Chocolate Barfi step by step
  19. Smoothen with a spatula.

  20. At this stage, sprinkle slivered or chopped almonds and pistachios or place the varak sheet. (Optional)

  21. Let it cool for minimum 1 hour.

  22. Once it cools down, place in the fridge for 15 minutes for faster setting.

  23. Using a sharp knife, cut it into squares.

    Chocolate Barfi Recipe
  24. Store in an airtight container or tiffin.



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