March 7, 2008

Coconut barfi


Who doesnt love coconut barfis? Coconut barfi is a sweet dish made of coconut, milk and sugar. you can use fresh, frozen or dry coconut. Similarly you can use whole milk or condensed milk. whichever ingredient you use,it tastes delicious. It is very easy to make. My granny used to make these barfi, i used to love them.

Ingredients:
2 cups fresh or frozen coconut
1 tsp cardamom powder
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup whole milk or condensed milk
1 tbsp ghee
almonds coarsely powdered

preparation:
1.Heat ghee in a pan, add coconut to it and roast till its completely dry.
2.Add sugar and milk to the coconut and mix well.
3. Let it boil on a low flame till its done. Milk evaporates and the coconut becomes sticky.It should be thick mixture but soft.
4.Grease a plate with ghee, spread the mixture on the plate evenly and let it cool down.It becomes easy to cut into pieces after its dry.
5.sprinkle cardomom powder and almond powder on it.
Tips:
1. If the barfi doesnt set, refrigerate the greased plate for 2 hours and then cut into pieces.