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Coconut Burfi

- recipe by Rani submitted on 08-20-2008

(Naralachi Vadi, Thenga Burfi, Nariyal Burfi)



  • Fine Grated Coconut /Coconut Powder -2 Cups
  • Condensed Milk -1 Can(300 ml)
  • Cardamom - 5 no's (crushed)
  • Edible food colour (any colour) - 2 drops(Optional)

Coconut Burfi


  1. Heat a non stick pan in medium flame and add the grated coconut.
  2. Saute until the coconut flavor comes and check it doesn't turn brown(it takes 5 to 10 minutes).
  3. Now add the condensed milk and cardamom.
  4. Saute for 5 minutes continuously until everything rolls out to a ball.
  5. Add color(optional) and mix it.Usually burfi is in white color.
  6. Switch off the stove.
  7. Take a plate or any non stick vessel and grease with butter.
  8. Pour the Burfi mixture and pat it tightly with hands.
  9. Keep it refrigerated for 1/2 hour for firmness.
  10. Now cut the Burfi with buttered knife with vertical lines.
  11. Turn the plate to 45 degrees and again cut into vertical lines to form diamond shape.

Cut into diamond shapes

Serving Suggestion

  • Store and serve the burfi as dessert or as an evening snack.


  • You will get around 10 to 15 burfies.

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Comments (15)

Person ashok from j&k   (January 19, 2016)
Madam, not to use any ghee or oil while frying coconut? Coconut and Milkmaid burns otherwise...
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 19, 2016)
You have to roast in low flame. If you want you can add some ghee while roasting.
Person Sandhya   (November 7, 2014)
how many people does this serve? or how many barfis ?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (November 7, 2014)
You will get around 10-15 burfis.
Person sadik   (June 23, 2014)
Dear sir /madam I think u forget to add sugar in this recepie how Much of sugar I should use.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 23, 2014)
Hi Sadik, The condensed milk (milkmaid) used here is sweetened. This will be sufficient and no sugar is needed.
Person Jenny Stanton   (February 9, 2014)
Hi, My daughter and I have just made your recipe for a school project. How long will the Burfi keep for and I have assumed that it would need to be kept in a fridge or is that not the case?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (February 10, 2014)
It will stay good at room temperature for 1 day. If you intent to keep it longer and fresher, refrigerate it. It stays good in the fridge for a week.
Person sks   (September 20, 2013)
Can I make this coconut burfi with desicated coconut?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (September 21, 2013)
yes you can.
Person Faiyaz Hasan   (April 12, 2013)
Dear Sir/Madam

I think you forgot to mention sugar in your recipe of Coconut Barfi.
Can you please tell me how much I have to use to make it sweet.

Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 13, 2013)
Hi Faitaz, The condensed milk that we use here is sweetened and is enough to sweeten the burfi... try it and give ur feedback..
Person Sagar   (September 15, 2013)
I think condensed milk is quite sweet that's why sugar is not required
Person roxanne   (January 30, 2013)
A big thumbs up for this coconut burfi . I made this and turned out really nice very easy to make nice and simple and the instructions very easy to follow and turned out nice. I will be trying out your other sweet dishes.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 31, 2013)
Thank you.

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