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 it. 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…
Ingredients (Makes 12 – 14 pieces)
|Coconut, grated||1 cup heaped|
|Elachi powder||2 pinches|