Barfia (Pollokshields, Glasgow) 2021 : Review

Unit 3
60 Forth Street
Glasgow, G41 2SS

As you know I have a sweet tooth for all sweets, including Indian sweets and Barfi is one of them more so from Barfia as they do flavoured one that taste soo good.

With lockdown and things happening in my life I was unable to get my Barfi fix, and now I have popped in and treated myself to a mixed selection box.

The Box £20

I loved my last visits to Barfia and loved the Barfi, so I was looking forward to this amazing mix.

I tried making Barfi which you can see in my recipes page, but it wasn’t as fluffy as the real thing closer to a toffee texture, so having the real deal was going to be great.

I opted for the box as I was getting one box as a gift for a friend, and it looked really nice I also opted for the box for myself as I love nice presentation.

I wont describe every flavour but here were the ones that stood out for me….even though I finished the whole box 🙂

  • Coconut
  • Millionaires
  • Mint
  • Rainbow Unicorn (this was amazing!!!!)
  • Candyfloss

The above are my new favourites and I can’t wait to get them again, especially the Rainbow Unicorn which was very very very nice!!

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall

Overall I really liked trying the different flavours, and there are still many more to try.

All I can say is Yum! Yum! Yum! I think that sums up my thoughts on the Barfi.

If you have never tried Barfi then take a visit to this place and order a box to sample how it tastes.

W: www,barfia.com

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Barfi (Milk & Condensed Milk) : Recipe

There are two ways to make Barfi, one is using milk the other is using condensed milk.

I tried both ways and can tell you, condensed milk is the way to go as using milk you will be standing for around 3 to 5 hours stirring it…but its up to you what one you try.

Decide what way you want to do it and just follow the instructions with either milk or condensed milk and you will get the same result.

If you can find something called khoya, this will make it be more like the shop bought Barfi as this was is kinda more like a cross between Barfi and Toffee…but its still really good.

Plain Barfi

Ingredients : 

  • Ghee
  • Milk 1 (1 litre) / Condensed Milk 400ml
  • Sugar

Method : 

  1. Spread ghee or butter on all sides of a container/dish (this is where you will be putting the Burfi to set when its ready)
  2. In a pan pour 1 Litre of milk in to a pan or 400ml condensed milk
  3. Boil the milk on a medium heat (do not use a high heat)
  4. Keep stirring the milk until it starts to bubble
  5. When you see the bubble add 1/4 cup of sugar to the milk
  6. Turn down the heat now to a low heat
  7. Keep stirring it still slowly start to make a dough like texture
  8. Once it looks very much like a dough, remove it and put it in your container and flatten down.
  9. Now place in the fridge for around 1 to 1.5 hours
  10. Take it out and cut it in to pieces and enjoy

Chocolate Barfi Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Cocoa powder 3tbsp
  • Milk 2 tbsp
  • Milk 1 litre or condensed milk 400ml
  • Butter 2 tsp

Method :

  1. Keep the heat off right now
  2. In a non stick pan , mix the cocoa powder and milk to turn it them in to a paste.
  3. Once its a paste add the 1 litre of milk or condensed milk and the butter and mix well
  4. Cook this mixture on a medium heat till it starts to boil
  5. Once its formed a nearly solid consistency transfer to a greased box
  6. Put in the fridge for about an hour
  7. Now cut in to small pieces and enjoy.
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Barfia (Glasgow) : Review

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Unit3
60 Forth Street
Glasgow G41 2SS

T:  0141 429 3204.    W: www,barfia.com


I heard about this place opening ages ago, but then it went out of my mind completely.

Recently one of my friends brought one of Barfi’s boxes for me to try with them so I couldn’t wait as I love Indian sweets….well I love sweets period I have a sweet tooth 🙂

About

This shop has recently opened and from what I have heard is mega popular, and I can see and taste why but I will get to that.

They do many different types of Indian sweets but today I was trying Barfi.

For those of you who don’t know what this is, it is very similar to toffee but not as chewy and softer.

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The Barfi…

This was today’s box…and when I say today I mean I will be getting more to try 🙂

  • Millionaires
  • New York Cheesecake
  • Oreo
  • Vimto
  • Banoffee
  • Celebration Cake

Yup, there was one missing but this was eaten before I took the photo.

So let’s do a wee breakdown on flavours :

Millionaires

Firstly the smell was ok and close to what it was trying to be, the taste hmm not that close which is a shame as it could have been really good.

New York Cheesecake

Firstly the smell was spot on, and the flavour was very close so I was impressed with this one.

Oreo

The smell was just ok, and the taste again so so…this was not that good which is a shame as most things that have Oreos are really good.

Vimto

This had a strong smell, and unless you’re a Vimto fan you won’t like the taste but if you are then this one is for you.

Banoffee

The smell of this was very good, and the taste was the best out of the whole box. This one was my fav!

Celebration Cake

The smell was very close to a Birthday cake, and the taste was ok you could just taste the cake favour as it was very subtle.

Overall

Overall I really liked trying the different flavours, and there are still many more to try.

My favourites were the Banoffee and the New York Cheesecake.

If you have never tried Barfi then take a visit to this place and order a box to sample how it tastes but I do recommend you try the original then these flavours.

W: www,barfia.com

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