Coconut Burfi

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Coconut BurfiCoconut Burfi: Coconut Burfi is a very tasty and famous Indian dessert made of fresh coconut. Coconut burfi is called by the name Khobbri mithai in Kannada and Naralachi Vadi in Marathi. It is one of the varieties of the burfi. Coconut barfi is a traditional sweet barfi recipe of desiccated coconut powder mixed with milk and sugar. The coconut powder is mixed with sugar and ghee and blended together to make barfis.

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 2 cups coconut, grated
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp cashews, broken
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder


  • Melt 1 tbsp ghee in a pan, on medium heat.
  • Roast the broken cashews till golden brown.
  • Keep aside.
  • Grease a plate/tray with ghee.
  • Keep aside.
  • In a wide bottomed non stick pan, add sugar and water.
  • Mix well.
  • Cook the sugar mixture on medium heat.
  • Cook till sugar dissolves completely and starts bubbling.
  • Stirring continuously, cook the sugar syrup till it reaches single string consistency.
  • Add in the grated coconut.
  • Stir continuously, till bubbles star forming at the edges.
  • Add in the ghee, green cardamom powder and cashews.
  • Mix well.
  • Cook the mixture till it starts thickening and starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  • Remove the mixture from heat.
  • Transfer the mixture to the tray.
  • Cut into squares when the mixture is still warm.
  • Cool down the coconut burfi to the room temperature.
  • Coconut burfi is ready to be served.


  • Coconut Burfi can be stored for about 2 weeks, it in airtight container.

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