Murgh-Ki-Barfi: The Cherished Chicken Sweetmeat

  • Serving: 20
  • Difficulty:


  • Serving
    20 people
  • Preparation
    90 mins
  • Cook time
    25 mins
  • Passive time
    14 mins


  • 350 gms Zappfresh Chicken Keema

  • 800 gms Khoya*

  • 200 gms Sugar

  • 1 gms Saffron

  • 10 ml Milk

  • 10 gms Green Cardamom Powder

  • 2 drops Vetiver

  • 20 gms Almonds

  • 20 gms Pistachio

  • 10 gms Chandi-ka-Varq (silver leaves)


A favorite among the vast repertoire of Indian sweets is none other than barfi, and barfi, when made from Chicken, is even more delicious and healthier than the traditional barfi. Chicken Barfi or Murgh-Ki-Barfi is an incredible dessert, made by using Zappfresh Chicken Keema. Zappfresh Mutton Keema can also be used for making this alluring dessert.


THE CHICKEN: Unwrap your delicious and healthy  Zappfresh Chicken Keema and put it in a handi, add water (approx 1 litre) and whisk until homogenized. Force the homogenized liquid through fine muslin into a kadhai, and reduce over medium heat, stirring constantly, until devoid of moisture and the mince starts leaving the sides. (Ensure that the mince does not stick, nor gets colored.)

THE KHOYA: Knead gently to mash any granules.

THE SAFFRON: Dissolve in warm milk

THE GARNISH: Blanch, cool, remove the skin and cut almonds and pistachio into slivers.


Heat khoya and sugar in a kadhai over medium heat and stir constantly until sugar is dissolved and khoya starts boiling. Add the cooked chicken mince and stir vigorously until fully incorporated and the mixture starts boiling. Then add the saffron, cardamom and vetiver**, stir for a minute and transfer the mixture immediately to a shallow tray. Level with a spatula, sprinkle almonds and pistachio, thump the tray on a table or on the floor. Keep aside to set, in a cool place.


With the tip of a knife and a scale to guide, cut the set Burfi into 1.5-inch squares (or diamonds). Remove carefully (with a flexible spatula) to a silver platter, cover with varq and serve.

*khoya: prepared from dried whole milk.

**vetiver: khus


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