Coconut Burfi Recipe: How To Make Thengai Burfi

By: Sowmya Subramanian

Coconut burfi is a traditional Indian sweet that is prepared for most festive seasons and special family occasions. The coconut burfi is simply made by cooking ground coconut and sugar. It is also known as kobbari burfi in Karnataka, and nariyal burfi in North India.

Also known as the thengai burfi, in Tamil Nadu, this sweet is juicy inside and crunchy on the outside. The juiciness in the coconut gets combined with the sugar, which makes it a treat to the taste buds.

It is a very simple and inexpensive sweet to make, as it does not require any lavish use of ghee or butter unlike other Indian sweets. If you would like to prepare this simple sweet at home, read the step-by-step procedure with images and also watch the video.

COCONUT BURFI RECIPE VIDEO

coconut burfi recipe
COCONUT BURFI RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE THENGAI BURFI | KOBBARI BURFI RECIPE | NARIYAL BURFI RECIPE
Coconut Burfi Recipe | How To Make Thengai Burfi | Kobbari Burfi Recipe | Nariyal Burfi Recipe
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Total Time
1 Hours 20 Mins

Recipe By: Meena Bhandari

Recipe Type: Sweets

Serves: 12 pieces

Ingredients
  • Coconut (cut) - 1

    Water - ¼th cup

    Sugar - 1 cup

    Fresh cream (malai) - ½ a cup

    Milk - ½ a cup

    Ghee - 1 tbsp + for greasing

    Chopped cashew nuts - 2 tsp + for garnishing

    Cardamom powder - 1 tsp

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How to Prepare
  • 1. Add cut coconut in a mixer jar.

    2. Add ¼th cup of water and grind it coarsely.

    3. Add the ground coconut to a heated pan.

    4. Stir until the water from the coconut evaporates.

    5. Then, add sugar.

    6. Stir well and cover it with a lid.

    7. Cook for 5 minutes until the sugar water evaporates, by stirring occasionally in between.

    8. Add fresh cream, milk and ghee; and mix well.

    9. Cover it again with the lid and cook until the mixture thickens and becomes a little dry.

    10. Once done, add the chopped cashew nuts and cardamom powder and mix everything well.

    11. Grease a plate with ghee and add the cooked mixture on to the plate.

    12. Flatten the mixture by patting it gently.

    13. Drizzle cashew nuts on top and cool it for an hour.

    14. Once it cools down, cut it into small burfi pieces and serve.

Instructions
  • 1.You can use dry grated coconut instead of fresh coconut.
  • 2. Sugar can be replaced with jaggery; however, the entire taste will change.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 piece
  • Calories - 59 cal
  • Fat - 3 g
  • Protein - 1 g
  • Carbohydrates - 8 g
  • Sugar - 7 g
  • Vitamin A - 1%

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE COCONUT BURFI

1. Add cut coconut in a mixer jar.

coconut burfi recipe

2. Add ¼th cup of water and grind it coarsely.

coconut burfi recipe
coconut burfi recipe

3. Add the ground coconut to a heated pan.

coconut burfi recipe

4. Stir until the water from the coconut evaporates.

coconut burfi recipe

5. Then, add sugar.

coconut burfi recipe

6. Stir well and cover it with a lid.

coconut burfi recipe

7. Cook for 5 minutes until the sugar water evaporates, by stirring occasionally in between.

coconut burfi recipe

8. Add fresh cream, milk and ghee; and mix well.

coconut burfi recipe
coconut burfi recipe
coconut burfi recipe
coconut burfi recipe

9. Cover it again with the lid and cook until the mixture thickens and becomes a little dry.

coconut burfi recipe

10. Once done, add the chopped cashew nuts and cardamom powder and mix everything well.

coconut burfi recipe
coconut burfi recipe
coconut burfi recipe

11. Grease a plate with ghee and add the cooked mixture on to the plate.

coconut burfi recipe
coconut burfi recipe

12. Flatten the mixture by patting it gently.

coconut burfi recipe

13. Drizzle cashew nuts on top and cool it for an hour.

coconut burfi recipe
coconut burfi recipe

14. Once it cools down, cut it into small burfi pieces and serve.

coconut burfi recipe
coconut burfi recipe
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