Barfi, also known as burfi, pronounced as barrfee, is a sweet that is popular all over India. The word barfi is said to be a variation of the Persian word 'barf' meaning snow. The basic barfi is made by thickening milk and adding sugar to it, though there are other variations. Some of the more popular types of barfi are besan barfi, made from gram flour or chickpea flour; kaju barfi made from crushed cashews; pista barfi made from crushed pistachios and coconut barfi made from shredded fresh coconut. These days, it is not uncommon to have fruit barfis such as mango barfi, strawberry barfi, pineapple barfi amongst others. Barfi is usually covered with a thin layer of silver foil to make it more appealing.