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.
A simple and tasty sweet treat for any festive occasion made with grated coconut ,sugar, milk and nuts
- 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
Grease a small tray with ghee and set aside to transfer after the burfis are cooked
Heat a pan with ghee
Add the coconut, sugar and milk (if using)
As it cooks and gets sticky with bubbles keep stirring
When most of the moisture leaves add the cardamom powder
Keep stirring till it starts leaving the sides of the pan
Transfer into a greased tray lined with foil or baking sheet (optional)
Flatten it and garnish with chopped nuts .
Make small squares using a knife or spatula and wait for it to cool.
After about 15 minutes and as it cools, transfer the squares to an air tight container. Enjoy!