Oct 25, 2008

Coconut Burfi

Dessicated coconut(coconut powder)-1cup
Cardamom powder-pinch

Method:In a heavy bottomed pan add sugar & water,allow it to melt & cook until the syrup reaches soft ball consistency.
Now add coconut & cardamom powder and mix well on medium-low flame & keep mixing to prevent from the mixture sticking to the pan.Grease ghee in a plate & keep aside.
When the mixture becomes thick & doesn't sticks to the pan transfer it to the greased plate & spread evenly & cut into desired shapes. Store in air tight container.

I usually use fresh grated coconut but just for a change i used the dessicated coconut. Less sugar can be used if using fresh coconut.The storing life of dessicated coconut is little more than fresh coconut.


Oil for deep frying

Method:Wash rice & Soak it over night for 6 hours, drain water and spread the rice on a clean cloth and let it dry completely. Dry grind the rice to a fine powder, sieve it & keep aside.
Take the jaggery in a heavy bottomed pan non stick pan works good and add ¼ cup of water to it. Heat jaggery it till it melts completely & becomes thick syrup & u get a soft ball consistency. Remove the syrup from flame.
Now slowly add the rice flour little at a time & keep mixing so that no lumps are formed.
Add flour till a soft dough is formed (it’s ok if you have some extra flour)
Now take a small lime size ball & flatten it on a greased plastic sheet and drop it in hot oil. Fry on medium heat till it turns golden brown.
Remove & squeeze it between 2flat ladles.
Store in airtight container.