Coconut Burfi, The South-Indian Sweet

Coconut barfi
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Coconut burfi or nariyal ki barfi is one sweet which is Indian’s favorite and healthy too.  It is a South-Indian sweet which is a delicious sweet made of coconut, milk, and sugar.

Coconut burfi is usually made during festive seasons, but, we do not need any festival to make a sweet and this recipe is totally healthy.

  • Freshly grated coconuts make great burfi.
  • To set your barfi well, grind the slices of coconut in a grinder, this way the grated coconut will be really fine and thin.
  • The amount of sugar can be altered according to your preference, whatever taste you like.
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Per serving of coconut burfi contains 242 calories:

  • Fat 13g
  • Saturated Fat 10g
  • Cholesterol 7mg
  • Sodium 24mg
  • Potassium 166mg
  • Carbohydrates 32g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 29g
  • Protein 3g
Prepare time: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Ready in: 20 mins


  • 400 grams (4 ¼ cups) coconut
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons ghee
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2 tablespoons cashews
  • 2 cups of milk


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    1. Prepare a pan, grease it. You can also keep parchment paper.
    2. Now, heat a pan with one tablespoon of ghee.
    3. Add cashews to it and fry until they turn golden-brown in colour. Keep them on a plate.
    4. Next, add coconut and pour milk into it.
    5. Mix it well and bring to a boil.
    6. Slowly reduce the heat and cook until the milk starts to evaporate.
    7. Then, add sugar to it and cook it.
    8. Evaporate the moisture by cooking.
    9. Now, add ghee and continue cooking and stirring it.
    10. Keep stirring till the mixture is dry.
    11. Check if there is any extra moisture by pressing the spatula.
    12. At this stage, the mixture will become dense and turn thick and sticky. 
    13. Now, transfer the mixture to the greased pan and press it.
    14. Sprinkle the cashew nuts and if you like pistachios too.
    15. Keep it at room temperature for almost 3-4 hours.
    16. Once the mixture is set, cut into slices, either diamond shape or rectangular.
    17. Leave it for 8-10 hours, again at room temperature.

The barfi is all ready to be served. You can store it in an airtight container.