About Coconut Burfi
Coconut burfi is one of the favorite sweets of every one in my family. My memory of this dish goes back to my schooling days in Bangalore where burfi was available for mere 5 paise per piece (along with peanut chikki which cost the same.) Those days these sweets were among the most fancied amongst us. These days though children love to eat biscuits and chocolates of different varieties that are available in the market. Last week being the Diwali week I thought I may as well prepare some sweets and put up on the blog.
So here goes coconut burfi. Its simpler than you think.
What you need to have:
Fresh grated coconut – 1 cup (100 grams)
Sugar – 1 cup (200 grams)
Boiled potato (small) – 1
Pure ghee – 1 teaspoon
Cardamom – 5
Ingredients of Coconut Burfi
What you do with what you have:
1. Crush both grated coconut and sugar in the mixer/blender to a smooth consistency.
2. Boil potato in a pressure cooker/microwave. Once done grate it and set aside.
3. Take 1 tea spoon ghee in a shallow bowl placed on the gas. On melting, add coconut and sugar mixture from Step 1. Also add the grated potato from Step 2.
4. Keep stirring on low/medium flame till the mixture stops sticking to the bowl.
5. Add crushed cardamom to the above mixture, stir and switch off the gas.
6. Spread the burfi mixture on a clean flat surface (you may use a wooden board – see image below) Roll the mixture with a chapathi roller and cut it immediately into required shapes and size.
Burfi mix spread over to cut into pieces
Store them in in air tight containers . It remains afresh for about 15-20 days. You may even choose to refrigerate it.
What it looks like:
How long it takes: 30 minutes
Number of servings: 20-25 piece
Note: Frozen coconut may also be used in preparing burfi.
Warning: Do not put off cutting the mixture into pieces – allowing them to cool before doing so would mean that you will be left with one big rock size piece of coconut-sugar mixture or a powder of both!Also please donot use decicated coconut powder as it has no water content in it like the fresh /frozen grated coconut.