Coconut Barfi
Ingredients: 15 servings
  • 1 ¾ cups shredded coconut (130 g)
  • 1 ⅓ cup coconut milk (320 ml)
  • 100 ghee, butter to line the tray
  • 4 tbsp Erythritol (sweetener)
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 10-20 saffron threads
  • Optional: top with chopped almonds
  1. Take a bowl and mix the shredded coconut with 300 ml coconut milk. Keep this mixture aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining coconut milk, saffron threads and the erythritol. Mix thoroughly.
  3. After 30 minutes, heat a wok and melt the ghee in it. Add the coconut mixture, and keep mixing ensuring the flame is at low and the mixture does not stick to the surface. Keep mixing for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add the cardamom powder and cook the mixture for another 5 minutes.
  5. Take a baking tray (16 cm/ 6.3 inch square tray), butter it and spread the mixture evenly, up to 1 cm thick. Freeze it for 2 to 2 ½ hours.
  6. Cut small squares according to your own liking and the barfi is ready.
  7. Refrigerate for up to 5 days or if too soft, freeze for up to 3 months.

Guest Article, Dietician Shwetha Bhatia