இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் !!! Happy Tamil New Year !!! My 131st recipe, "Thengai Burfi (Coconut Burfi)", a New Year special sweet. Tamil New Year follows the Nirayanam vernal equinox and generally falls on 14 April of the Gregorian year. Just like any other New year or celebration, Tamil New Year is celebrated with new clothes, a visit to the temple, pooja at home and an elaborate spread of dishes for lunch and sweets. My mom generally makes Sweet Pongal, Medhu Vadai, Payasam on this day along with rice, sambar, potato fry, etc. etc. Since I have already posted them on my blog, I wanted to try a different sweet for this New Year 😉
This coconut burfi is one sweet which my mom used to prepare frequently. We used to do pooja every week at home and also visit the temple often. Having said that, we would always end up with a large number of coconuts sitting in our fridge. After using coconuts in all possible ways for chutneys, kurmas, etc., to polish of the last few coconuts remaining, my mom used to prepare this coconut burfi. It is not one of my favorite sweets, since it is little too sweet for my liking, however it is my mom's favorite, she loves it 🙂 This recipe is very easy to make and if you just started to learn cooking and want to make an Indian sweet, this is probably the one you should try. A very straightforward recipe.
- ¾ Cup Sugar
- ¼ Cup Water
- a large pinch Cardamom Powder
- 2 drops Rose Essence
- 1 Cup Freshly grated coconut
- 2 tsp Ghee
- First grate the coconut and keep aside. Also, grease a pan / plate / bowl and keep aside.
- Then heat a pan in medium flame and add the sugar, water. Stir continuously until the sugar dissolves. Let it continue to cook until it reaches one-string consistency.
<br><br><img src="https://revi.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/cobu-1.jpg" alt="burfi" width="48%" /> <img src="https://revi.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/cobu-2.jpg" alt="burfi" width="48%" />
- Now add the rose essence, cardamom powder and grated coconut and keep stirring continuously until combined well. After couple of mins you will see small bubbles formation.
<br><br><img src="https://revi.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/cobu-5.jpg" alt="burfi" width="48%" /> <img src="https://revi.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/cobu-6.jpg" alt="burfi" width="48%" />
- Now add the ghee and keep stirring continuously. At one stage the mixture will thicken and start to move without sticking to the side. This is the right consistency.
<br><br><img src="https://revi.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/cobu-7.jpg" alt="burfi" width="48%" /> <img src="https://revi.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/cobu-8.jpg" alt="burfi" width="48%" />
- Turn off the stove. Transfer the mixture immediately to the greased pan. Gently press on top to even it out. Wait for 2 mins to let it slightly cool down. Cut the burfi into small pieces using a greased knife.
<br><br><img src="https://revi.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/cobu-9.jpg" alt="burfi" width="48%" /> <img src="https://revi.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/cobu-10.jpg" alt="burfi" width="48%" /><br><br><img src="https://revi.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/cobu-11.jpg" alt="burfi" width="48%" /> <img src="https://revi.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/cobu-12.jpg" alt="burfi" width="48%" />
- Allow the burfi to cool down completely to room temperature and enjoy.<br><img src="https://revi.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/coconut-burfi-1.jpg" alt="coconut burfi" width="100%" />
Notes | FAQ
Sending this recipe to the First Blog Anniversary Celebration of Delectable Flavours.
can i use rose water instead?
Hi Meera, rose water is usually used in cosmetic use. If the one you have is for edible purpose, you can use.
Hi Revathi. The thenga burfi tastes great. I would reduce the sugar a bit next time. But the burfi turned brown. How do I make it white ?do I heat the sugar and water for less time?
Yes Preeti, i guess you had caramelized the sugar. You will have to do for less time, next time around 🙂
Can u use dessicated coconut
I haven't tried using desiccated coconut. Not sure how it would impact the flavor or texture.