Chocolate Coconut Burfi ~ A twist to the Traditional Delicious Indian Sweet!

>>  Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Coconut Burfi is one of my Amma's signature sweets. I have many of my friends asking for this special treat from her. Most times I request her to make for all special occasions. When I had made it for the first time some years ago for the Blogger meet, it again recieved the same response. 

Hubby dear loves coconut burfi too and whenever we have excess coconut at home, we end up making this. So when decided to take homemade sweets for our sils, he suggested we make this also. And I thought making a chocolate burfi will make it more interesting for the lil ones.

For sure, they loved this chocolate treat which gave a new twist to the already delicious sweet.

Chocolate Coconut Burfi Recipe

Ingredients Needed:

Grated Coconut - 1 cup
Cocoa powder - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cardamom a pinch

Method to prepare:

Grate the coconut. Grating this when it is fresh is always best.

Add water enough to just cover the sugar and melt the sugar. Once you remove the scum, if any, bring the syrup to a boil. The syrup be of one thread consistency.

Add the grated coconut, cardamom powder, to the sugar syrup. Stir well so that it gets mixed fully! Keep stirring or else it might get burnt. You will know its done when the coconut starts coming off the pan. Add the cocoa powder at this stage, stir well again.

For more taste, you can powder some cashew nuts and add.

Grease a plate on which you are going to set this. Then once the barfi is done, pour on to the greased plate. Just tap the plate down, it will get set automatically. Using a greased spatula, spread on the top for a even spread.

With a knife, make horizontal lines and then do a cross line across to get diamond shaped Barfi. I have always see only diamond shaped ones. But this time had a square ones done.

And another one for my Kid's Delight ~ Chocolate Feast!

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divya January 18, 2011 at 6:36 PM  

Great looking,catchy and yummy, absolutely inviting.

Archana January 18, 2011 at 7:31 PM  

This is one of my favourite sweets(I like any sweet) and my husbands too. I will try it this way to get the kids interested.

veena krishnakumar January 18, 2011 at 7:53 PM  

I do coconut burfi but never thought about this combo. Looks yumm Must try again:-)

Gayathri Kumar January 18, 2011 at 8:01 PM  

Very interesting twist to the regular recipe..

Apu January 18, 2011 at 8:16 PM  

Chocolate and coconut yumm!!

Umm Mymoonah January 18, 2011 at 9:07 PM  

Wow! It's full of chocolate mania, lots of innovative recipes with chocolate. Looks very yummy.

Krithi's Kitchen January 18, 2011 at 9:51 PM  

Coconut Burfi looks awesome.. my hubby's fav..

PriyaVaasu January 18, 2011 at 11:48 PM  

Bookmarking this for my Kid!!! he loves anything chocolate!!!!! Very inviting burfi!!!1

Priya January 19, 2011 at 12:04 AM  

Yumm, feel like munching..irresistible burfi..

meeso January 19, 2011 at 1:39 AM  

Mmmmm, gimmee!

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project January 19, 2011 at 10:24 AM  

Love the interting twist :)
bookmarked :)

Anonymous January 19, 2011 at 2:24 PM  

i hv a query, we need fresh coconut or dry coconut. pls tell me. tks

Srivalli January 19, 2011 at 3:05 PM  

AnonCoconut Burfi will come out well only mostly with freshly grated coconut. When my mom tried with dry coconut, it consumed more sugar and couldn't retain it's shape, it become rather more like a halwa. But taste wise it will be good as it will have oil

Anonymous April 2, 2011 at 8:37 AM  

Want to try this but couldn't find unsweetened coconut so I want to replace it with sweetened found in most grocery store Can u please tell me the amount of sugar that will go with sweetened coconut please reply
Thanks in advance

Srivalli April 2, 2011 at 2:18 PM  

Anon I am not sure of the amount as I don't know how sweet the coconut will be. Maybe you can try using half the amount and experiment.

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