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May 2, 2007

Coconut Burfi

This is my sister B's recipe for Coconut Burfi. Photographed by her too. Here's the recipe.


Grated Coconut - 1 Cup

Sugar - 1 and 1/2 Cups

Saffron - a pinch (as desired)

Gram flour - 4 tsp

Cardamom - 1 tsp

Ghee - 4-5 Tbsp


Heat Sugar in a large Kadai dissolving very little water, Cardamom and Saffron.

Wait until the Syrup reaches the Soft Ball Consistency. Meanwhile roast the Gram flour for few seconds and keep it aside. Also, grease a dish with ghee.

(Soft Ball Consistency: Add few drops of sugar syrup into a cup of cold water. If the syrup does not dissolve then the right consistency is reached)

Add the Coconut and keep stiring.

When the mixture starts thickening, add the Gram flour.

When it starts thickening add little ghee. and keep stirring.

Pour the content in a greased dish. You might have to act fast as the coconut will get overcooked while the full moisture is absorbed. That will lead to dry coconut and sugar flakes.

Even the layer and allow it to cool. When its almost cooled and a little warm, cut it into diamond shaped cubes. Allow it to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.


FH said...

Every Kanndigas dream sweet!! Kobbari Mithai! YUM!! I love these but never could get that correct texture even if follow recipe.I need more experience:))

FH said...

Oh I forgot to tell you.Thank your sister for me:)) Looks delicious.

We do not add besan , got to try next time this way,might help:)

Anonymous said...

never heard of adding besan in Kobbari sweet, must try.
thank you for sharing the recipe.

DEEPA said...

great recipe ..i have made coconut burfi , but have never added besan to it .. will surely add next time when i make ....thks to ur sister..

Anonymous said...

Coconut Burfi looks delicious. I have never added besan to it either.

Ayesha Seerin said...

I am a disaster in sweets ... Envy ppl who can make them well ...
The Burfi looks delicious

Menu Today said...

Adding besan is new idea, sometimes we add roasted rawa for coconut burfi. Burfi looks perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Roopa said...

Adding Besan new to me too!
The burfis looks perfect Goto to try it.
Thanks for sharing!

Vcuisine said...

A perfect burfi and a unique idea of adding besan flour. Nice presentation with photos. Tks for sharing. Viji

Sharmi said...

hey that looks awesome!! with pics it make so easy to understand. thanks dear!

Mythreyee said...

Asha: May be adding a little besan flour will help. Do try it. You will get it. Sure, I will convey it to my sister.

Charitha: Welcome to my blog. And thanks a lot.

Deepa: The recipe becomes Coconut Mysore Pak if besan flour is added.

Reena: Yes, its unusual but adds taste to the burfi.

Ayesha: Hey, if you try you will get it. I shall help you if you want to make any sweet. I have a passion to make sweets. Follow Malika Badrinath's Traditional Sweets book. You cannot go wrong.

Menu Today: I have not tried with roasted rava. Will try it next time.

Roopa: your welcome! do try with besan flour. Its tastes great.

Viji: Hey thanks.

Unknown said...

thank u so much for the sweet dish,,,,i am left with coconut at the correct time i searched for this thanks a lot

Unknown said...

thank u so much for the sweet dish,,,,i am left with coconut at the correct time i searched for this thanks a lot