Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Kobbari Mittai/ Coconut Burfi

Its Deepavali/Diwali around the corner..how may we miss the sweets! Here we go...Kobbari Mittai or Coconut Burfi is one of the all time hits. Its petty much a simple sweet to prepare. The important step being melting the sugar and boiling till the one thread consistency. During the Deepavali, exchanging sweets and savory is a symbol of celebrating and sharing joy!

This also happens to be my best half's fav. Hopefully my kiddo should like it too! Usually the color of the burfi is white, as is the color of the coconut...but just for a change, I added some grated Carrots to add a dash of yellow. The taste of carrots in it is good too! Here is the list of ingredients....


Grated Coconut- 1 cup
Sugar- 1 cup
Grated Carrot- 1/2 cup (Optional)
Water- 1/2 cup
Ghee- 4-5 tsp
Cardamom powder- A pinch

Spin the grated coconut just for a second in your mixie/blender and keep aside. In a small pan, heat 2 tsp of ghee and saute the grated carrots till its raw smell disappears. In a big pan, mix water and sugar. Keep the heat on medium. The sugar will melt and will start boiling. Keep stirring and checking the consistency of the boiling sugar syrup. It has to attain a one-thread consistency. Add the coconut at this point of time and mix well. Add the sauted carrots too. Continue to heat this mixture for another 10 minutes. Add Cardamom powder and mix well. Spread it evenly on a greased plate and allow it to cool. Draw lines with knife when it has cooled down a bit. Finally you may separate the pieces and serve to spread joy and happiness!

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Serves: 4 people


  1. Hm...festivals and I miss home terribly. Nice recipe...

  2. Loved the way u presented...I love kobbri mithai..

  3. Nice post...sounds like another interesting recipe for me to try :-)

  4. wow! I love this...never tried with carrots..need to try for sure!

  5. Thanks a lot for all those inspiring words!

    Nostalgia: Yes, thats true... we all are in same boat!

    Pratibha: Thank you for your comments.

    Sreelekha: Thanks for your words.

    Sangeetha: Please do let us know the reslts after you give it a shot!

    Viji: Do try it, Viji...hope Riya likes it!

  6. Wow!xllnt presentation Vidya!

  7. Hi first time here! Loved this version of coconut burfi. Reminds of the toffees they sold in front of school gates which all of us wer most certainly restricted from trying!

  8. C'est simple et délicieux, j'adore hummmmm




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