Coconut fudge (burfi)

Coconut fudge (burfi) is a very simple and easy to make sweet dish .With easy availability of frozen grated coconut these days, the process of making this sweet dish  is even simpler. Using the fresh grated coconut  will of course enhance the taste. However if you want a  quick and easy sweet treat in a short time , the frozen grated coconut is a good option as well.If using fresh coconut, one has to take care not to grate out the brown portion of the coconut so that the white color of the fudge is obtained.There are many ways to make this fudge .Some recipes  use condensed milk and some others require the sugar syrup to get to the right consistency before adding the coconut.I use a very simple process which works out perfectly fine without compromising the taste. In my version, I use frozen grated coconut defrosted to room temperature, sugar , ghee and milk .The burfis can be topped with finely chopped nuts like pistachios, almonds or cashews if you like. You have an awesome tasting sweet dish in less than 15 minutes without too much effort.There is of course the wait time till the marked squares cools and hardens .They can be stored in air tight containers and they taste simply out of the world.

5 from 1 vote
Coconut Fudge (Burfi)
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

A simple and tasty sweet treat for any festive occasion made with grated coconut ,sugar, milk and nuts

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: coconut fudge
Servings: 5
  • 2 cups coconut grated (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 to 4 tbsp milk optional
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom powdered
  • 2 tbsp nuts (almonds,pistachios) chopped finely
  1. Grease a small tray with ghee and set aside to transfer after the burfis are cooked

  2. Heat a pan with ghee 

  3. Add the coconut, sugar and milk (if using)

  4. As it cooks and gets sticky with bubbles keep stirring

  5. When most of the moisture leaves add the cardamom powder

  6. Keep stirring till it starts leaving the sides of the pan 

  7. Transfer into a greased tray lined with foil or baking sheet (optional)

  8. Flatten it and garnish with  chopped nuts .

  9. Make small squares using a knife or spatula and wait for it to cool.

  10. After about 15 minutes and as it cools, transfer the squares to an air tight container. Enjoy!

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  • Reply
    December 4, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Yummmy. Send me some Nisha

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      December 4, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      Thanks for stopping by dear! Sure sending it to you virtually 🙂

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    December 4, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Coconut is one of my favorite ingredients! Looks tasty!☺

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      December 4, 2018 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you so much , it is my favorite ingredient as well .It is very yum indeed !

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    December 5, 2018 at 1:48 am

    Looks so decadent, yummm 🙂

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      December 5, 2018 at 6:08 pm

      Thank you so much Lorelle, appreciate it!

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    December 5, 2018 at 7:09 am

    5 stars
    Sounds easy & simple but looks so impressive & inviting! I would love to take one from here. 🙂

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      December 5, 2018 at 6:07 pm

      Thanks a lot Megala for the kind comments! Sure you are always most welcome 🙂

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    December 5, 2018 at 9:34 am

    An age old sweet still loved by everyone… it’s one of my family’s fav sweet Nisha….easy and quite delicious 😊….your version looks too good👍

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      December 5, 2018 at 6:15 pm

      Yes this is an age-old easy to make sweet and usually loved by all . Thank you so much for the wonderful comment Jyo!

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    December 5, 2018 at 10:11 am

    5 stars
    My favorite sweet! Loved your version Nisha 😍

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      December 5, 2018 at 6:09 pm

      Thanks a lot Smitha! Coconut sweets are my favorites as well 🙂

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    December 5, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    5 stars
    Hi Nisha, I rarely eat sweets but this coconut burfi is my favorite. It reminds my mom’s recipe lovely share dear. Your photography is amazing 😍👍

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      December 5, 2018 at 8:28 pm

      Thanks a lot Ramya for the wonderful comments! Great to hear that it is your favorite and reminds you of your mom’s recipe. So happy to hear you loved the photography 🙂

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    December 6, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Thank you for sharing this barfi recipe!

    • Reply
      December 6, 2018 at 2:46 pm

      You are very welcome ! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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    January 13, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Wow.. One of my absolute favorites!😍

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      January 14, 2019 at 1:12 am

      I’m glad to hear that , it’s one of my favorites as well! Thank you!

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    June 9, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Love coconut and this sounds amazing!

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