Coconut Burfi

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Coconut Barfi is a very traditional dessert , made for auspicious occasions like Navratri, Maha Shivratri, and Janmashtami, etc.  The specialty of this dessert is that it has been made in sugar syrup.

coconut burfi

(makes about 15 pieces)

  • Grated coconut 2 cups
  • Sugar  1 cup
  • Water 1 cup
  • Ghee  1 tsp + few drops to grease the tray
  • Green cardamoms   2

Method of preparation

  1. Remove the outer skin of cardamoms and grind them in the mortar.
  2. Grease a tray, plate, or a small thali with ghee. Keep aside.
  3. Heat a wok, dry roast the grated coconut for about 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
grated coconut
grated coconut
  1. Boil sugar and water in a wok/pan. After the first boil reduce the heat and boil the sugar syrup till it gets thickened and makes a two string syrup. Two string syrup means that you take a drop of syrup between your two fingers and then stretch the fingers - if the syrup that sticks between the two fingers is making two threads (or strings) then the thickness of syrup is appropriate. Takes about 7-8 mins.
sugar syrup
Boiling sugar syrup
  1. Now add dry roasted grated coconut, 1 tsp ghee, and cardamom. Mix well and cook till the mixture absorbs the sugar syrup. Takes about 2 minutes on medium-low heat.
sugar syrup
coconut in the sugar syrup
  1. Now turn off the heat and set the mixture on the greased tray. Let the mixture cool down, takes about 8-10 minutes.
sugar syrup
coconut burfi set in the greased tray
  1. Now cut the burfi in required shape.
mewa pag
Coconut (nariyal) burfi

Delicious coconut burfi is ready for bhog/serving .

Some Tips

I have used organic (raw) sugar for this preparation. That is why sugar syrup is brown in the picture.

I have used dry coconut (sookha gola).

The burfi can be stored in an airtight container for a couple of weeks.

Use oil instead of ghee if you want to make vegan pag.

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