Coconut Burfi is a classic and traditional recipe of an Indian Sweet that is prepared during festivals and special occasions. Coconut and festivities go hand in hand because the sweets made from them are auspicious and are used as offerings at sacred rituals performed during festivals. This is a traditional Indian sweet made across India in various ways. The recipe changes with the region. It is popularly known as ‘Thengai Barfi’ in southern India, ‘Kopra Pak’ in Gujarat and as ‘Nariyal ki Barfi’ in northern India. The taste is soft, delicious, aromatic and quite tempting. This barfi is an easy dessert recipe that can be prepared at home
Ingredients for Coconut Burfi
Coconut Scraped - 2 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Fresh Milk Cream - 1/2 cup
Green Cardamom Powder - a pinch
Powdered Sugar - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1/2 tbsp
Method for Coconut Burfi
1. Heat a non stick pan on medium heat.
2. Add the coconut, sugar, fresh cream and green cardamom powder and cook, stirring continuously, for 15 minutes or till the mixtures turns a golden brown.
3. Remove from the heat and add the powdered sugar and mix.
4. Grease a thali with ghee and pour in the coconut mixture and spread evenly.
5. When it cools cut into diamonds or squares and serve.
Notes for Coconut Barfi
It is important to use freshly grated coconut to make this sweet. The taste and the juices that emanate from the fresh coconut give the special richness to this delicacy. While grating the coconut, make sure not to use the black portion. Some times after adding the coconut and sugar, it becomes hard soon and not able to form barfi. Just sprinkle some water on top of the mixture and reheat it till desired consistency. Sometimes milk powder or condensed milk is also added to the recipe. Make the cuts in barfi before it gets cool down completely or else it will be hard to make cuts.
This mouth-watering sweet can be stored for about a week. This dish can be served to the guests after the main meal to sweeten their mouth.
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