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Thursday, August 2, 2012

coconut-burfi-recipe 
   Coconut burfi/ thengai burfi is very easy to make and only with few ingredients. I wonder why I have not attempted to make this before. My MIL is perfect in making ‘white’ burfis.  And When she was here last month, I some how wanted to make her this burfi and learn it from her. But days flew away and we could not do itWorried. Still after she left, I wanted to try it out myself and searched for white looking burfi recipe. And I found a simplest recipe/ method to do it in this site. So tried it and succeeded in very first attempt in this method. And I am sure next time I would get the whitest.
  I personally some how dont like the brown parts of coconut in the burfi. It is a key to get white burfi. SO when you grate the coconut, take care not to scrap the brown skin along. There can be few variations in this burfi recipe. We can add few cashews or we can add few ‘pottu kadalai’ / fried gram dal. Both are nice in its own way. My MIL even adds a part of fine rava in this to give more volume without changing the taste. I made a simpler version and me and Vj loved it a lot and I am definitely going to make again and again. Also for this Diwali…
thengai-burfi

Coconut Burfi / Thengai burfi recipe

Indian Sweets
Prep Time: 10 mins    |  Cook time: 8 mins    Makes: 12

Ingredients

Coconut, grated  1 cup heaped 
Sugar  1 cup 
Elachi powder  2 pinches 
Cashews  5 
Ghee  1 tsp 

 

Method

  1. Take a pan and fry cashews till golden brown and set aside.Keep a tray ready greased. Heat coconut and sugar together. Mix well.1-burfi
  2. Continue heating with constant stirring in medium flame. the sugar will melt and form a thick liquid. Continue this until the mixture starts leaving the pan and forms a foamy whitish bubbles while stirring. Colour should not change. Add cashews, elachi lastly.2-burfi
  3. Pour immediately to the greased tray and level it with a greased aluminium foil to give it a smooth finish. Cut in to pieces while it is still warm.3-burfi 
Notes
  • The time taken to get the end consistency varies upon the pan thickness you use, heat and moisture in coconut.
  • If you are going to add fried gram dal/ pottu kadalai, then add in place of cashews.
  • If you set the mixture in tray for so long until it cools down, then it will be difficult make pieces.
  • I used my pizza cutter for making piecesIdea.
  • If you keep stirring even after the consistency reaches, then the sugar will get caramelised and colour will start to change.
     That’s it! The sweet and flavourful mithai is ready! This stays good for even a week in shelf.
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72 comments:

  1. பர்ஃபி நல்லா இருக்கு ராஜி!

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  2. Coconut barfi was one of the first few dishes I used to make in my school days.Right from grating the coconut until the cleaning up,I insisted I did the whole work myself.Contrary to yours,I love mine with little brown flecks all around.I used a similar recipe but added milk too.

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  3. Very tempting and mouthwatering burfi...

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  4. This coconut burfi reminds me of my grandma who prepares yummy coconut burfi.

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  5. The burfis have come out perfect!!! Looks yum :)

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  6. Delicious looking burfis, perfectly done!

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  7. one of my fav.. perfect color..n texture..

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  8. wow this looks good. Next time I will tryfor white barfi as I loved this one. Guess mine are reddish will take care. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Drooling,feel like picking one :)

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  10. My mom use to prepare this often during my childhood...
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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  11. wow this is such a lovely recipe, I also made coconut burfi / kopra pak recently but a totally differant recipe, am going to try this version soon :)

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  12. Just made it. Have just cut it - slightly smaller pieces than required. Waiting for it to cool. Will take pictures soon. Only they are not so white in colour. Did you use a coconut grater? I cut the pieces and put in the mixie so you get the little brown outer covering too.

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  13. Simple dish looks tempting and superb clicks.

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  14. The last pic totally blew me out....my all time fav burfi....

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  15. coconut burfi is one of my favourite sweets....it reminded my mom's taste........

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  16. Perfect white burfis, yumm!

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  17. HI radha, that was fast! I bought this super white grated coconut without any brown skin that we get here in the market(freshly grated)...If you have some brown skin, the colour sure will change...

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  18. I tried the same last Diwali but I used desicated coconut...it taste the same as we get in sweet stalls n the Color

    Deepa

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  19. Looks delicious and rich!!

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  20. Hmmm i love this a lot... Nice clicks Raks

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  21. Soft & juicy...just the way i like them..Perfect coconut burfis!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  22. Fantastic...Thank you Raks...One of the recipe which I requested.Perfect burfis!!

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  23. Perfect looking coconut burfi's, looks so delicous...

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  24. The last picture is amazing. I add a bit of milk while making these coconut burfi & make a sugar syrup.

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  25. Coconut burfis have come out perfect. Fabulous one.

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  26. Looks delicious ,love the last click.

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  27. Hi i m regular reader of ur blog, i hv subscribed to ur recipe thru email since loong...

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  28. Hi i m regular reader of ur blog, i hv subscribed to ur recipe thru email since loong...

    I m myself a Blogger nw

    Will feel happy. If u see my blog n follow me also

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    Ur gesture will add to my happiness


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  29. superb looking delicious burfis

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  30. Loved your space....lots of recipes to try...bookmarked....awsome pics...how to follow you?...n pls feel free to drop in my space
    and would be happy if u join too...
    http://fitforataste.blogspot.com

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  31. Absolutely yummy:-)this one is a regular back home as it is moms masterpiece:-) nice pictorial..too tempted raks!

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  32. Lovely white color. Thnx for sharing. Ur MIL's recipes are always a hit here. will try this for sure :)

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  33. u are tempting me too much...wonderful..love it.

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  34. Super inviting dear !!! .Inviting you to join Fast Food Event - Noodles !!!

    http://easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/re-announcing-fast-food-event-series.html .

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  35. We always made coconut barfi during rakshabandhan! Love the clicks and happy to follow you!

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  36. Fantastic burfis. Very pretty presentation. My fav sweet

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  37. Looks picture perfect.

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  38. Lovely step by step. Coconut burfi looks brilliant. Lovely pics!

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  39. Feel like having some rite now, prefect for my sweet tooth.

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  40. தேங்காய் பர்பி.. பார்க்கவே வெள்ளையா அழகா இருக்கு... எங்க அம்மாவும் இப்படி தான் செய்வாங்க...

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  41. Can we use frozen coconut?

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  42. Yes you can, first thaw completely and then use.

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  43. Very perfect burfis and awesome clicks..

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  44. Hi
    As all the time u do grt job this time also grt . Near my place one bengali sweet shop Was there i always buy coconut burfi  I just love that , In that shop the coconut texture is so soft and sweetness is also less I just got remind of that by seeing ur burfi.
    I hav one question whc makes u more happy  "food is  nice ,superb ,delicious  ...........   or nice , wonderfull clicks .
    One more question which time u take pic of ur dish. also whc lens u use .
    Do plz reply me 

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  45. Radha,

    Thank you for your compliments :) It took a while for me to understand your question...

    As a food blogger if somebody tries my food and gives feedback, that makes me feel great. But firstly we need to impress the readers with our pictures. They can instantly give feedback about the pictures. That also keeps me motivated :)

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  46. HI

    Can i use dessicated coconut?

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  47. One of my fave ...very nice

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  48. After so many flop of making coconut burfi your recipe with all the step by step procedures made my burfi too good.Thanks Raji.

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  49. Help!!! Tried the recipe today. For some reason my burfi is not setting. Its been an hour since its cooling but still looks a bit gooey... :(
    Any idea what could have gone wrong? I followed the recipe to the t, but I used 2 cups coconut and 1.5 cups sugar.

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  50. The burfi looks yummm...Tried making this recipe today. Been an hour since the burfi is cooling, but its still gooey and does not seem like its going to set :(... Any idea what could have gone wrong?

    p.s. I used 2 cups coconut and 1.5 cup sugar

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  51. Hi Divya, for Burfis, it's better to add more sugar. Another thing u can try is give coconut a dry roast in low flame to take out the moisture.
    For making burfi, keep the flame in medium. Doing in high flame can also result in gooey consistency. Hope this helps.
    What happens if u keep stirring for more time?

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  52. Thanks for the recipre. Sounds quick and easy. I am tempted to try it today:)

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  53. Thanks Raks..I think I had put it in high flame, maybe that's why it turned gooey. I will try roasting it again. Will try and tell you what happens..

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  54. Thanks Raks..I think I had put it in high flame, maybe that's why it turned gooey. I will try roasting it again. Will try and tell you what happens..

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  55. Pls tell me how to grate fresh coconut ???

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    1. You got to buy coconut scraper, it can be found in Indian store, other way is to take out the coconut from the shell and grind it in mixer. But the brown skin will change the colour.

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  56. hello mam i tried this recipe
    bt the color of barfi becum brown nd even sugar didnt melt properly
    i dnt knw wht went wrong bt i felt rely disapointed :( :(

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    1. Next time try powdering the sugar and see. Or use fine grain sugar. Make sure you keep the flame low.

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    2. okk thnk you mam

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  57. After roasting the cashews you can break the into very small pieces before adding them to the burfi mixture. This gives a richer taste to the burfi.

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  58. Makes mouth watery...I am very eager to make the burfi and taste it with the crispy cashews in it...

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  59. awesome taste n good aroma !!! keep it up !!

    the coconut with some cashew we grind in mixie for few minutes with little milk the burfi texture is too soft so that older people also can take without any hesitation bcos of the softness !!!

    thank u so nice of u !!

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  60. hey dear do check my blog :) ive posted coconut burfi your way :)

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  61. last time i tried with dessicated coconut.the sugar got caramelised.
    can u tell me how to use dessicated coconut for this recipe?

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    1. Though i have no idea, u can try sprinkling some water.

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  62. i tried it first time, it came out well

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  63. i tried it once........but it got burnt.......i heated sugar with coconut,it turned into brown.......pls tell me some suggestions:-(

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    1. Keep the flame low all the time and use fresh juicy coconut

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  64. Can I use canned coconut milk to make this barfi?

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