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Coconut Burfi

srividya76's picture
Coconut Burfi is a popular Indian sweet made of pure fresh coconut. It is easy to make and less expensive as it does not require much of ghee. This Burfi is made during Diwali "The Festival of Lights".
Ingredients
  Desicated unsweetened coconut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Fresh coconut can also be used)
  Milk 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs) (whole milk or condensed milk can be used)
  Cardamom powder 1⁄3 Teaspoon
  Sugar 4 Tablespoon
  Crushed almonds 3
  Saffron strands 1 Teaspoon (mixed in 2 tsp of hot milk)
  Ghee 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

Heat the ghee and add the dessicated coconut. Saute it well for 2 minutes. Do not allow it to turn brown.
Add the milk, cardamom powder, almonds, saffron and sugar.Allow it to boil. Stir it once in a while till it thickens and becomes dry and firm (like a fudge consistency) but still soft.
Pour into a plate already greased with a little ghee and with a flat spoon roll and pat out evenly in the plate. Cut it into diamond shaped pieces and let it cool. Do not remove it from the plate.
After it is completely cooled, put it in the refrigerator so that it sets in firmly and doesn't break.
Remove after 5-6 hours. Coconut Burfi is ready to eat.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Rich
Method: 
Chilling
Occasion: 
Diwali, Holi, Wedding
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Interest: 
Kids
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
Burfi is an Indian and Pakistani sweet. It is generally heated until the milk solidifies and is then placed in molds of different shapes - diamond, square or sometimes round.

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KPNW HES's picture
Thanks for sharing your recipe! It is great. In fact, we used it in our blog Healthy Living Northwest powered by Kaiser Permanente Northwest Health Education Services. healthylivingnw.blogspot.com