Mango Barfi : A Flavour of Summer
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Mango Barfi is one of the fruit based recipes to make this traditional Indian sweet called barfi. The basic ingredients include sugar, mawa, and mango pulp. An easy to make, flavourful recipe just under 30 minutes to make your family and guests feel special. This recipe is a summer based, quick one, that has a melt in mouth. This sweet is a perfect way to make home based sweets for all summer festivals. For its availability in winters, one may use the canned fresh mangoes. Using a few and easily available ingredients, get yourself the perfect mango dessert.

A soft, milky mango flavour made by mixing the mango pulp, mawa and sugar. Any type of mango variety could be used- Dashari, Raspuri, Mallika, or Kesar mango. Those, who are lovers of mango, this sweet is an exemplary variety of milk barfi.


An Indian subcontinent's traditionally prepared sweet with solidifying milk powder and sugar, barfi is a very famous and delectable sweet. The name has been derived from Persian language, where barf means snow. The variants include not just the mango, but many other fruit flavours as well as dry fruits, especially the cashew and almond one, known as kaju and badam barfi respectively.

Mango barfi is a lucious sweet that is more preferably made in the summers when the mangoes are in their peak too. Mango Barfi is a soft fudge sweet, which is an ideal gifting sweet as well as a great party celebration menu too.

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  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1.25 cup Mawa/ Khoa
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup Mango Pulp

Method of Preparation

Mango Barfi preparation includes making of a two string consistency sugar solution and addition of khoa and mango puree to the same solution.

Step by Step Mango Barfi preparation 

Mawa Sauteeing

  • Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a pan
  • Now add 1.25 cup of mawa to the ghee and stir the same for sometime

Sugar Solution

  • In another pan, take 1 cup sugar and add 1/4 cup water
  • Now, boil the sugar mixture and stir well
  • Keep stirring and checking the consistency of the solution by taking a drop of the sugar solution on the spatula, let it cool and then place a drop of the mixture between the forefinger and thumb. There should be a two string appearance, that is a two small thread should be formed. These threads should not break
  • Now add 1 cup mango pulp
  • Stir and cook the mixture for at least 5 minutes
  • Now take the sauteed mawa and combine thoroughly 
  • See that the mixture starts to thicken after 10 minutes
  • Keep stirring till the consistency of the mixture is doughy 
  • Finally add cardamom powder and mix thoroughly
  • Make a tray ready with parchment paper greased with ghee
  • Transfer the finally made mixture to a parchment paper placed on this tray 
  • Spread the mixture evenly
  • Now add cashews for garnishing on the mixture, press well
  • Let this mixture rest for two to three hours
  • After three hours, take the parchment paper out and cut the Mango Barfi by marking the pieces
  • Serve the cut squares

Festivals, birthdays and other home events, Mango Barfi is a great way to celebrate your special days. The goodness of milk based mawa and the freshness of mango fruit makes it a splendid sweet- a fruity twist to the traditional Indian sweet.