Coconut barfi (Indian sweets)


Serves: 8-9

Prep: 15 min
Cook: 15 min


60g grated fresh Coconut, (or desiccated, if necessary), plus extra for coating
55g caster sugar
125ml Milk
1 tsp Ghee
1/4 tsp green cardamom seeds, ground
chopped pistachio nuts, for sprinkling


1. Place the coconut, sugar and milk in a small non-stick pan. Bring gently to the boil and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Add the ghee and ground cardamom and continue to cook for a further 3-4 minutes or until the mixture is sticky to touch but still moist and it starts to come off the base of the pan in a ball.

3. Remove from the heat and scrape the mixture onto a plate. Set aside until it is just cool enough to handle.

4. Form the mixture into little balls or ovals and coat in extra grated fresh coconut or desiccated coconut. Sprinkle with chopped pistachio nuts. Serve.

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