Recipes from Balochistan: Chocolate Burfi

Recipes from Balochistan

Chocolate Burfi

Region: Balochistan (Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan)
Course: Dessert
Makes: about 18 servings


  • 1 cup maida or pastry flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup ghee
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup milk powder
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cashews


  1. Add all the ingredients except the cashews to a hot pan. Stir for 20 to 25 minutes, until the mixture starts to pull away from the sides of the pan.
  2. Add the cashews and keep stirring. Pour the mixture into a greased pan and cut into squares (you may have to reinforce your cuts later as the burfi cools).