Coconut Barfi

I’m always apprehensive about trying out Indian sweets but when my sister told me this recipe, it sounded very easy. And it turned out great! It takes a maximum of 15 minutes or less to make if you have all your ingredients ready.


Grated coconut – 2 cups
Ghee – 3 tbsp
Sugar – 3/4 cup


  • Heat ghee in a saucepan
  • Add grated coconut and stir until the raw smell of coconut goes away
  • Add sugar and continue to stir (you can even reduce the quantity of sugar to 1/2 cup)
  • The sugar will release water which will change the consistency of the mixture
  • Keep stirring till the coconut and sugar are well combined and reach a paste-like consistency. This shouldn’t take no more than a few minutes. Add more ghee if it sticks to the pan
  • Transfer this mixture to a greased plate/tray and spread out evenly
  • Cut into desired shape while still warm. You should get about 20 pieces
  • Store in an air-tight container

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