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Coconut Burfi

Easy and tasty coconut burfi recipe made with condensed milk and desiccated coconut. 
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: sweets
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 3 to 4
Calories: 516kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 1 cup heaped unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk - i used nestle milkmaid
  • 3 to 4 green cardamoms - crushed to powder in a mortar-pestle
  • ½ teaspoon rose water (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 2 to 3 teaspoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 pinch of saffron - crushed or 2 to 3 pinch of saffron powder (optional)
  • 8 to 10 cashews - halved or chopped (optional)



  • Warm the milk first in the microwave or stove top.
  • In a bowl, take the desiccated coconut and mix warm milk with it.
  • Stir well. Cover and keep aside for 1 hour. If using fresh coconut, then no need to soak in warm milk.

making coconut burfi

  • Heat ghee in a pan. Add the milk soaked coconut. Saute on a low flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Now add the condensed milk and stir. Cook on a low flame stirring often.
  • Add sugar if you want. Then add cardamom powder.
  • Continue to cook and stir. The coconut burfi mixture will thicken slowly.
  • Keep on stirring so that the mixture does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Ghee should start releasing from the sides of the mixture. You will see tiny drops of ghee. Takes about 22 to 25 mins on a low flame.
  • Add rose water if using. Stir.

setting coconut burfi

  • Then pour the burfi mixture in a greased tray or thali. Let it cool completely.
  • Sprinkle saffron powder or press some cashews on the top.
  • Slice the burfi and then serve.
  • Coconut burfi can also be refrigerated. It stay good for 1 to 2 days in the refrigerator.


Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 1.4mg