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Instant Desiccated Coconut Barfi

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Instant Desiccated Coconut Barfi is a quick and easy sweet that can be made in 10 minutes with just 3 main ingredients. Perfect for festivals, parties, or as an edible gift.

Front view of Instant Desiccated Coconut Barfi arranged on a black cheese board.
Instant Desiccated Coconut Barfi.

What is Barfi or Burfi?

Burfi or barfi is a milk-based sweet from the Indian subcontinent. It has a fudge-like consistency. Traditionally it is made with reducing milk and adding sugar in it. Nuts, flavorings, and many different ingredients are added to make different types of barfees.

Why Instant Burfi

This Desiccated Coconut burfi can be made Instant or in the traditional way. Today I am making it the instant way as at times we really need something quick or Instant when things are unplanned or in today’s busy times.

Top view of Instant Desiccated Coconut Barfi arranged on a black cheese board.

Instant condensed milk Barfi

For me, this Instant version is my go-to recipe, or this Microwave Caramel Coconut milk powder peda. When I am busy and have less time I prepare either of these for festives or for quick prasad or gifts.

My mother makes the barfi the traditional way, with mawa, coconut powder, and sugar syrup, and it is lip-smacking and delicious. I hope I will make it one day and post the recipe. Need to know how to make mawa using milk powder, check out this post on Easy Milk powder Chocolate ladoo or Modak.

Front view of Instant Desiccated Coconut Barfi arranged on a black cheese board.
Instant Desiccated Coconut Barfi

Shelf life of Instant Desiccated Coconut Barfi

Keep the burfi refrigerated as this has milk in it.

Close up view of Instant Desiccated Coconut Barfi arranged on a black cheese board.
Close up view of Instant Desiccated Coconut Barfi arranged on a black cheese board.

Instant Desiccated Coconut Barfi

Instant Desiccated Coconut Barfi is a quick and easy sweet that can be made in 10 minutes with just 3 ingredients and is best for festivals, parties, or as an edible gift.
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Course: Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Instant, Sweets
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Setting Time: 2 hours
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 300 gm Desiccated coconut
  • 1 tin 400 gm Sweetened Condensed milk
  • 100 gm Cashews Kaju chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of pistachio/other nuts chopped Optional – Just added for additional color and texture
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped pistachio for garnishing
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Clarified Butter/Ghee for greasing Optional – one can line a tray with parchment paper, or as condensed milk would have some fat at times there is no need to grease the tray

Instructions

  • In a heavy bottom Kadai(wok) lightly dry roast the cashews to remove any moisture.
    100 gm Cashews
    Roasting of cashews in a pan.
  • Once lightly golden brown keep it aside.
    Roasting of cashews in a pan.
  • Similarly if using other nuts, dry roast them and keep it aside.
    1 tablespoon of pistachio/other nuts chopped
  • In the same pan dry roast the desiccated coconut on a slow stove for 2-3 minutes. (One can use a combination of coconut powder or milk powder).
    300 gm Desiccated coconut
  • Turn frequently and do it on a slow stove or else the coconut might burn.
  • Once done remove it and keep it aside.
  • In a Kadai(wok) add the condensed milk.
    1 tin
    Condensed milk added to wok.
  • Warm it for 2-3 minutes, till the milk starts a bit thinner.
  • Now add the desiccated coconut and nuts.
    Adding of Desiccated coconut in condensed milk.
  • Adding of cashews in condensed milk.
  • Mix everything. The mixture will thicken.
    Instant Desiccated Coconut Barfi ready in a pan.
  • Grease a tray or a plate with ghee.
    1/2 teaspoon of Clarified Butter/Ghee for greasing
    Greasing tray for burfi.
  • Spread the mixture on it and flatten it with the back of a spoon or a spatula.
  • Sprinkle chopped pistachio on it and lightly press it.
    1 tablespoon of chopped pistachio for garnishing
    Setting up the burfi in a tray.
  • After 10-15 minutes, give it a cut in the desired shape.
    Setting up the burfi in a tray.
  • Let it set at room temperature or in the fridge.
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Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist. The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It varies depending upon the product types or brands.

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This recipe was first posted on my blog on 17 October 2017. Today 10th September 2023, I am updating the pics and contents.

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Jayashree T Rao

Friday 13th of October 2023

Lovely pics of coconut burfi. I usually make the traditional way but last year had made it with condensed milk and it was tasty.

Archana

Saturday 23rd of September 2023

Ahhh!I am tempted to break my diet and make the coconut barfi right now. I hope I can keep this temptation behind me for 1 more week then I will celebrate with this amazing coconut barfi. Father-in-law will be celebrating his 90th birthday soon and I need to practice this barfi for the big day! :D

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Saturday 23rd of September 2023

Hope he likes it, Thank You

Kalyani

Friday 22nd of September 2023

COconut Barfi with condensed milk is perfect for Diwali or at times when you need a little sweet something. Pics look very festive, Renu !

Mayuri Patel

Thursday 14th of September 2023

My all time favourite is coconut barfi. Since coming to Canada, make the quick version and this time round added some nuts to the mixture like you do. Love the bite that the nuts add to the barfi. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

Chef Mireille

Monday 21st of October 2019

the texture looks perfect -these must melt in the mouth for sure!

Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Monday 21st of October 2019

Thank You