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Fresh Coconut Fudge / Burfi

VegCookBook by Praveena
Vegan, Gluten free, Indian dessert / sweet dish made with just 5 ingredients. Easy, tasty & storage friendly recipe for kids lunch box, after school snack, gatherings, festivals.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 pieces


  • 1 cup Fresh Grated Coconut
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Milk (coconut milk for vegan)
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee / Butter (coconut oil for vegan)
  • ½ teaspoon Elaichi / Cardamom Powder
  • 10  no. Pistachios (chopped)


  • Put a thick bottomed vessel on stove top under LOW flame. Add a tablespoon of ghee / butter, when it melts add all the grated coconut.

  • Keep stirring continuously, until you get a pleasant aroma / until the coconut turns dry as shown. (might take 5-6 mins)
  • Add all the sugar into the pan and mix up everything.
  • Now, pour the milk, mix and keep stirring.
  • Keep stirring continuously, until the content becomes a thick mass. (might take 15 to 20 mins)
  • At this stage, add the cardamom powder, remaining ghee / butter, mix up thoroughly. Switch off the flame.
  • Transfer the whole content of the pan, onto a greased tray.
  • Sprinkle the chopped pistachios over and gently press with the back of a spoon / ladle such that they stick to the burfi.
  • Using a sharp knife, make the markings of desired shape.
  • Leave it to set for at least 30 mins to 1 hr. Cut into pieces, store them in an air-tight container. Done!!


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Keyword coconut fudge recipe, fresh coconut burfi, vegan dessert with coconut