Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Thengai Burfi / Coconut Burfi - Easy Diwali Recipes



Thengai Burfi or coconut burfi is one of the easiest burfis, and the only difficulty is scraping the coconut. The taste of the coconut burfi made from freshly scraped coconut is definitely unbeatable. But if you are at a place where you find it difficult to find coconut or have difficulty in scraping it, you can use the frozen scraped coconut. It works perfectly fine and you get really white burfis. If making with fresh coconut, scrape only the white part of the coconut. 




What you'll need

  1. Scraped fresh coconut - 2 cup
  2. Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
  3. Cardamom - 3 to 4
  4. Ghee - 1 tbsp


Method

  1. Grease a plate/tray with little ghee and keep aside.
  2. Grind the coconut with 1/4 cup of water. Just pulse a little, don't make paste.
  3. Heat a heavy bottom kadai.
  4. Add the scraped coconut and sugar and mix.
  5. The sugar will melt and it will be a thick mixture.
  6. Keep stirring on medium flame, till the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan and is almost dry.
  7. Add the ghee and cardamom powder and mix well.
  8. Pour this on the greased tray and flatten with the help of spatula.
  9. Let it cool for few minutes. 
  10. Mark the squares for the burfi, while slightly warm.
  11. Let it cool well before removing from the tray.




Notes:
  1. When using fresh coconut, the mixture will become thick and start leaving the sides of the vessel, and also be frothy on the sides. Pour into the greased try at that stage.
  2. I have used frozen scraped coconut, if you using frozen coconut, add 1/4 cup of water with the coconut and sugar, as the coconut will be quite dry.
  3. Remove the mixture, when it is almost dry, if you cook till it is fully dry then the burfi will be crumbly and you won't be able to cut them.

22 comments:

Rani Acharyulu said...

Lovely white colored coconut burfi looks so inviting.

Sanoli Ghosh said...

all times favorite coconut barfi. Yummy and delicious.

Veena Theagarajan said...

simple and tasty sweet

Priya R said...

Beautifully done coconut burfi :) makes me want to taste one right away

jaishri said...

Add whole milk instead of water...

jaishri said...

Add whole milk instead of water...

leelaviswam said...

very nice. really appreciate your efforts. leela

Hema said...

Simply love these burfis, as you said using fresh coconut is the best..

Manjula Bharath said...

omg perfectly made coconut burfi ..looks so delicious :)

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, i want that plate rite now..Cant resist to those beauties..I can die for a piece of thenga burfi.

Vidhya said...

Tempting burfi.

Vimitha Anand said...

Loved the pure white color... Burfi looks so good Kaveri

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Tempting coconunt Burfi!!

Gayathri Ramanan said...

super delicious burfi....love anything with coconut...lovely clicks

Sangeetha Priya said...

Love the way u made it by grinding the coconut another gud thing is it has very less ghee..

R said...

looks so yummy. luv the pure white color!

Maha Gadde said...

healthy and easy one..nice.

Suja Manoj said...

My all time favorite,beautifully made.

divya said...

wow .. they look gorgeous and super tempting

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious coconut burfi I love that white color.

Honoré Bazin said...

One of ma favorite is coconut burfi. It looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing this sweety food guide recipe.

Radha Natarajan said...

delicious recipe

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