Yes! Homemade Coconut Burfis finally!! I know they are not super healthy as they contain sugar but they are definitely better than buying from shops where you are not aware of what goes in.. Actually i was in a great doubt whether as to i should include this recipe in my blog or not but then i thought, why not? Sweets are an important part of any Indian festival or occasion and if made at home, they are always healthier, right?
That is why i have also included a new label in my recipes called “Once in a While Treats”… All recipes which can be had occasionally will be included under this name.. Also, don’t forget to hit the gym after the treats (Lol!)..So, i have justified myself right? Okay, lets move on to the wonderful recipe…
This recipe was shared to me by a dear friend of mine, Asha Satish Philar mai who is also the author of a cookbook named ‘The Konkani Saraswat Cookbook’.. I am yet to be a proud owner of the book during my next India visit (which is less than 3 weeks now.. So Excited!!).. As she shared the recipe, many of my friends tried it and there was a flood of drooling pics of coconut burfis which left me craving for it..
Finally gave in to the cravings last week and gave it a try.. I was amazed to find that the sweet was so easy to make with the simplest of ingredients.. But even with the simplicity of the recipe, the taste is really an amazing one.. You would never know if it is made at home or bought from shop.. I shared it with a north Indian friend of mine and she loved it so much that she told me she will definitely try it too..
So without any further delay, i am sharing the recipe with you..The catch of the recipe is that it is a ‘ghee free’ sweet which is like “Wow” factor for me.. I am also planning to try this burfi with jaggery next time so that i can reduce the guilt factor in it.. Try a hand at these burfis and you are sure to love it.. Happy Cooking!!
Thank you Asha mai for this wonderful recipe!!
2 Cups Coconut [Freshly grated Dessicated] *only white gratings..
1 Cup Sugar [The sugar we get here is too sweet.. The actual recipe calls for 1.5 Cup..]
1/2 Cup Cashews
1/2 Cup Milk
A pinch of Cardamom Powder
Sliced Almonds [Optional] for garnish
1. Take the coconut and sugar in a pan..
2. Take cashews and little milk in the blender and blend into a smooth paste..
3. Add to the pan.. Also add the rest of the milk…
4. Keep the pan on the flame and mix everything together to form a uniform mixture.. Lower the flame to medium..
5. Keep stirring occasionally on medium flame till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.. Add cardamom powder..
Note: This might take some time.. The sugar in the mixture will melt and the mixture will become slightly sticky..
6. Remove the mixture from the pan and add to a greased plate (greased with oil/butter/ghee).. Spread it with the help of a rolling pin or the back of a ladle..
7. Cut into pieces when slightly warm..
8. Remove the pieces after cooled properly and store the pieces in an air tight container in a cool, dry place..
9. Garnish with sliced almonds and serve with love..
Enjoy the yummy coconut burfis with your family and friends!