Friday, September 14, 2007

Coconut fudge and Coconut burfi

Coconut burfi, a fudge like sweet from South India, is
made with copious amounts of grated coconut and sugar.
Coconut burfi is called as "Kobbari mitai" in my mother
tongue, Kannada.

With just few ingredients, coconut burfi is a
wonderful dessert to make. It tastes great and can be
stored for nearly a week.

I don't use coconut in my everyday cooking, as I don't
like using dry coconut powder or frozen grated coconut
found in Indian stores. I buy coconuts rarely, only to
make some traditional sweets.

If you visit South India, you can find
coconut burfi adorning the shelves of grocery stores
in villages, towns and cities. Street vendors also
sell coconut burfi near the bus stations.

I recently made coconut burfi following Indira's recipe.
Also, I used vegetable oil instead of ghee
to grease the plate.


Vegan_Noodle said...

Looks delicious! Did you buy fresh coconut to make this? Do you think it would turn out different using dried coconut?

Kumudha said...

Yes, I used fresh coconut. I hate to use dried coconut found in Indian stores as the dried coconut is brimming with chemicals -preservatives.

I have seen dried coconut in many local stores, but I have not tried dried coconut from these local stores.

Unfortunately, I have not tried this recipe using organic dried coconut also.

If you like the dried coconut you use, I think it should be fine to use dried coconut.

I have seen many people using Copra which is the dried meat, or kernel, of the coconut to make this sweet.

Anonymous said...

i love coconut!

Cynthia said...

Another delicious dessert one can make with coconut :)

Theresa said...

I love coconut. This sounds like a great way to eat it, too.

urban vegan said...

I'm cuckoo for anything coconut. And I'm a sucker for Indian sweets.

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