Coconut Burfi or Sweetened Coconut Rolls
  • Makes: 5 rolls
  • Grated coconut- 1 cup
  • Sugar- ½ cup
  • Sweetened condensed milk- 2 tbsp ( or use ½ cup sugar)
  • Ground cardamom- 2 whole smashed, discard the skin
  • Ghee- 2 tbsp
  • Almonds, skin removed and chopped- 2 handful (optional)
  • Melted semi-sweet chocolate- to garnish the rolls
  1. Grease a baking pan with ghee or cooking spray, keep aside.
  2. Heat a large non-stick saucepan, add 1 tbsp ghee to it.
  3. Add grated coconut and sugar to it, combine well.
  4. Let the sugar melt.
  5. Now, add condensed milk, keep stirring,
  6. Add ground cardamom to the mixture, smash 2 whole cardamoms using mortar-pestle, discard the skin and add the ground seeds.
  7. Keep cooking till the coconut mixture starts to pull away from the pan and has thickened.
  8. Add ghee and chopped almonds, keep stirring for a minute.
  9. Spread the coconut mixture on a greased pan, using a spatula even out the surface, let it cool down.
  10. When it has cool down, make rolls out of it, keep aside.
  11. Take the chocolate chips or chocolate bars in a microwave safe glass bowl and microwave to high heat for 2 minutes or till melted. Don't over heat the chocolate as it will burn pretty fast.
  12. You could pour the melted chocolate into a ziploc bag, close it, make a small cut at one end of the bag and draw lines or any pattern on the coconut rolls.
  13. Let the coconut rolls stand for sometime or you can chill it in the refrigerator and enjoy.
Add ½ cup sugar instead of condensed milk. By using sugar the burfi will solidify more harder so that you can cut into diamond or square shapes.
If using sugar instead of condensed milk: After spreading the coconut mixture on the greased pan, don't let it stand for a long time as it would be hard to cut it.
If using condensed milk: the burfi wouldn't get harder so that it's good to make rolls as it will be hard to cut into shapes.
Increase the amount of the ingredients accordingly to make more.
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