Coconut Burfi With Pottukadalai
Everyone knows that coconuts are an easily available commodity in the coastal areas of India, and the fleshy white inside of the nuts are used to make sweet dessert dishes for all occasions. Burfi or Barfi is a sweet preparation made using many different types of ingredients, mostly in India and Pakistan. Coconut Barfis are especially common in South India. We are proud owners of few coconut trees back in India (Pollachi). "What? That's rite maybe or maybe not. These coconut could be one of the reason for weight gain but actually I don't like to use coconut too often in my cooking".
These white beauties are very easy to make and only limited ingredients are needed. Back in USA I used prepare different items as it's very costly to buy these South Indian deliceny. After returning back to India I have completely given up preparation theses sweet stuffs as they are easy available in the market. My Mil cooks well and she prepare these coconut burfi few months ago and I was indeed a great help to her. Yes I was the tastier hehehe...
When you grate the coconut, take care not to scrap the brown skin along. There can be few variations in this burfi recipe. We can add few cashews or we can add few ‘pottu kadalai’ /My Mil has added pottukadalai to prepare this burfi esp for her grandson.. All rite guys it's time for me to say bye and will be back with another dishes from my kitchen to yours soon. Have a great weekends and remember to share your dishes with me ...See ya!!!
Serving Size:Abt 20 pieces
2 cups fresh grated coconut
1 cup sugar, powdered
1/2 tsp elaichi, powdered
3 to 4 tbsp raisin-cashew-almond mixture
1 to 2 tsp ghee/butter
2 to 3 tsp milk powder
Mix coconut and sugar well with hands and keep aside for about 30 mins (or until the sugar dissolves).Heat a kadai and pour the mixture into it-saute the mixture on low flame.Add the remaining ingredients (except ghee/butter) and mix well.Finally add the pottukadalai and give a mix. Spread evenly on the plate and let it cool for a while.With a knife, cut into desired shape when it is still warm.