Raksha Bandhan is a beautiful Indian festival, that celebrates the bond shared between a brother and a sister. During COVID, this significant festival has quickly become a moment of nostalgia, for many of us who are celebrating away from home.
Growing up Maharashtrian, I always celebrated this day in conjunction with Nariyal Purnima. So, every year, we’d either make a sweet dish, made out of coconuts, to celebrate this festival. For example, Narli bhat which is coconut rice or Narlachya vadya which is similar to coconut burfi. You can check out both of these recipes on my blog!
Today, I’ll be sharing one of my favorite recipes, coconut Burfi.
1 cup freshly grated coconut
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk powder
1 tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp almond flakes
1 tsp chopped pistachios
Few saffron strands
In a large dish, take a grated coconut and mix sugar in it. Leave aside for 8-10 mins. so sugar is well mixed. Then, transfer to the blender and give a quick pulse (optional). You can skip this step too.
On medium heat, in a thick bottomed pan, add the coconut mixture and stir for 6-7 mins. Then, add the milk powder and mix on slow heat and stir well.
Make sure to keep stirring continuously so the mixture does not stick to the bottom of the pan. Stir until the mixture gets thickened. After 10-15 mins.coconut mixture will start separating from the pan.
Add the cardamom powder. And mix well. Once it form the shape, Take a flat dish and apply the ghee to grease and transfer the mixture. With the back of a spatula even out the mixture and garnish with some saffron strands, almond flakes, chopped pistachios and rose petals. Allow it to set for 2-3 hrs. Then cut into small square pieces.
Delicious Coconut Burfi is ready to serve.
Later, Store in the airtight container n keep in the chiller.Enjoy!
Happy Rakshabandhan to all!💕💕