We love coconut burfi. It’s something we like to make every year for Diwali.
Here are 3 reasons why it makes for a yummy holiday snack:
- Traditional Delight
Coconut burfi is a time-honored Diwali treat that brings a sense of nostalgia and cultural significance to the festivities. Its presence on the celebrations’ menu adds a touch of tradition and authenticity, allowing people to connect with their roots and celebrate the festival in a meaningful way.
- Irresistible Flavor
The combination of sweet coconut, aromatic cardamom, and other ingredients creates a delightful flavor profile that is hard to resist. The rich and creamy texture of coconut burfi, along with its fragrant and sweet taste, makes it a delectable treat for Diwali. It pleases the taste buds and adds a burst of flavor to the festive spread.
- Easy Homemade Delicacy
Coconut burfi is a popular choice for homemade Diwali sweets due to its simple preparation process. With readily available ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes, anyone can make coconut burfi at home. This allows for a personal touch in the celebrations, as individuals can showcase their culinary skills and offer a handmade treat to family and friends, creating a warm and heartfelt gesture.
The Recipe – How to make Coconut Burfi
- 3 teaspoon ghee (clarified butter)
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 cup desiccated coconut (add 3/4 in a blender to pulverize into thick particles, keep some long shreds of coconut intact)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1 Tablespoon milk powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
- Optional: silver vark, sprinkle 2 raw sliced pistachios/or almonds
- Line a dish with parchment paper
- In a pan crumble ricotta cheese and mix well with the coconut.
- Add ghee to a heavy bottomed pan (or wok) put on low heat.
- Add the cheese and coconut mixture and mix well.
- Keep stirring so it doesn’t stick to the bottom.
- Add and mix in the condensed milk.
- Keep stirring for 5-6 minutes.
- Add cardamom powder and mix.
- Add milk powder and mix.
- Keep stirring, cook for 2-3 minutes.
- The mixture will turn into a thick mass and will begin to leave the sides of the pan.
- Transfer to the pan with parchment paper. Spread it 1/2 inch thick.
- Let it cool down.
- If you wish you can add the silver vark and nuts to decorate