In India food and festivals go hand in hand. The grand Diwali festival seems incomplete without traditional sweets and lights. Coconut Burfi is one of the traditional sweets made in all parts of India with different names like coconut burfi, Naralachi vadi, kopra pak etc
Whenever I see/eat coconut Burfi, it surely makes me nostalgic, reminds me of my Mom’s cooking.
Coconut Burfi is one of the sweets which is easy to make and very yummy to taste. It needs only three ingredients Milk-Sugar-Coconut which are easily available anywhere. In my childhood my Grandmom, Mom and even my Dad all used to make not only coconut burfi but coconut laddoos, coconut kheer, coconut rice etc anytime of the year, I wont be exaggerating if I say almost every other month.
In Indian culture we offer coconut to the God very often, or give it in Haldi-kumkum (to married ladies) or to anyone as a sign of respect so to make use of the available coconuts at home Mom would make different coconut sweets, which we loved to eat.
Today I am sharing ‘Coconut Burfi’ a recipe from my Mom’s cook book… Try it and spread the sweetness on this festive season🙂
2 Cups fresh coconut grated
1 1/2 cup Sugar
2 Cups Milk
1/2 tsp Cardamom/nutmeg powder
How to Proceed:
1.In a non-stick pan, on Medium heat, roast the grated Coconut for five minutes
2.Add Sugar and mix well
3. Add Milk, cardamom/nutmeg powder and saffron
4.Mix well and cook and stir until the coconut mixture thickens (approximately 30 min)
5. Turn off the heat and transfer the mixture on to a greased plate or platform and spread it evenly.
6.Let it cool down and cut into pieces.
7. Yummy-tasty Coconut Barfi is ready…
Happy Diwali !!!