Coconut barfi (Indian sweets)

Mobile version Print

By: Anjum Anand From: Market Kitchen

On TV Tonight

  • 20:00 - Michel's Classics - Michel's Classics S2, 1
  • 20:30 - Michel's Classics - Michel's Classics S2, 2
  • 21:00 - River Cottage Veg Every Day - Power

This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 2.78 / 5 (27 votes)

Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
15 min
Serves:
8-9

These simple coconut bites, created by Anjum Anand, can be enjoyed after a meal or as a sweet canapé

Method

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.

Ingredients

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

Comments & Ratings

Rate this recipe by clicking on the stars.

You need to be logged in to comment on this recipe

Forgotten your password?
Resend activation

Login Register

Latest Comment

 

great to learn how to make this classic dish Smile Sumedha Mane

SumedhaM62769 SumedhaM62769  Posted 23 Mar 2009 3:12 PM