2tablespoonspistachios or almonds(finely chopped for topping)
How to make the recipe
Preparation for coconut burfi
Grease a pan or keep a parchment paper ready.
Heat a pan with 1 tbsp ghee. Fry cashews until golden and remove to a plate.
Recipe - 1 - How to make coconut burfi
Add coconut and pour milk.
Mix and bring it to a boil on a medium flame.
Reduce the heat and cook until the milk is evaporated.
Then add sugar and cook until the moisture is completely evaporated.
Add ghee and continue to cook stirring constantly until the mixture turns dry & leaves the pan.
Press down the mixture with a spatula to check if there is any excess moisture.
If it still has moisture then cook further to dry it. (check video)
Keep stirring continuously at this stage and cook until the mixture turns dense, thick and sticky. It also turns very aromatic and leaves the pan. If you prefer a very soft set burfi then take it off a bit early.
Transfer the mixture to the greased pan and press down with a spatula.
Sprinkle nuts and keep aside at room temperature for 3 to 4 hours to set.
Slice the coconut burfi. Leave it at room temperature for 8 to 10 hours to set completely.
Cool and store coconut barfi in a air tight jar.
Recipe - 2 - Making coconut barfi with condensed milk
To a pan, add coconut, desiccated coconut and milk.
Mix and cook on a medium flame until the entire mixture turns thick and to a mass.
Add cardamom powder and mix. Transfer this to a tray.
Press down with a spatula. Sprinkle some nuts.
Refrigerate for an hour. Cut coconut barfi to squares and enjoy.
Recipe 3 - Coconut burfi with mawa
Grease a pan generously with ghee or line a parchment paper..
Add mawa and sugar. Mix and begin to heat on a low to medium flame.
Pour milk and let the mawa dissolve completely.
Next add coconut & mix.
Cook stirring continuously until the entire mixture turns thick and begins to leave the sides of the pan.
Soon the coconut burfi mixture turns to a mass.
Then add in cardamom powder and mix.
Transfer this to the greased pan and level with a spatula.
Sprinkle nuts and press them down with the spatula again.
When the mixture cools down to warm, cut the coconut burfi to desired shapes.
Do not wait to cool completely as it may turn powdery.
Remove from the tray only after cooling completely.