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coconut burfi | nariyal barfi | barfi recipe

The smooth coconut burfi melts in mouth mixed with the 5 most used ingredients in kitchen fresh coconut, cream, ghee, sugar and finally, topped with fried cashew nuts.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword barfi recipe, coconut barfi, coconut burfi, nariyal barfi, quick desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3


Ingredients for coconut burfi:

  • Fresh coconut – 1
  • Cream(malai) – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Ghee – 4 spoon

For topping:

  • Fried cashew nuts - 9


Procedure for coconut burfi:


    1.  Break a coconut into two equal half and remove the brown shell, we just need the white coconut kernel.

    2. Chop the coconut Kernel into small pieces and grind into powder.  

    Roasting coconut powder:

    1.  Heat a pan over a medium flame add coconut powder and roast for 5 minutes until the water in coconut dries.

    2. Add a cup of cream (malai) and stir well continuously, so that the coconut will fry constantly.

    3. Add a spoon of ghee and fry for 5 more minutes.

    4. Add sugar/ sugar substitute and mix well, let it fry for 5 minutes. 

    5. Add Ghee for a rich taste and fry for 2 minutes.

    Shape and topping with cashew nuts

    1. Transfer coconut mixture to a plate coated with ghee.

    2.  Adjust the sides of the container and shape them into squares. Let it cool for 2 minutes.

    3. For topping, fry Cashew nuts/ Badam in ghee and add as preferred

    4. Press the cashew nuts on the top of coconut mixture

    5. Now lubricate a knife with ghee and cut the big square mixture into preferred shapes

    6. Allow the coconut burfi to cool completely and will be ready to be served