How to Make Coconut Barfi or Coconut Cake

Updated on February 17, 2018
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Coconut Barfi or Coconut Cake
Coconut Barfi or Coconut Cake

A Juicy and Delicious Sweet Treat

Coconut is a most nutritious fruit that is often used in cooking. It is good for skin, hair, and body. It is anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-parasitic. It provides instant energy to the body. It also enhances physical and athletic performances.

Coconut improves digestion. It helps bowel movements and with weight loss too. It is a nutritious source of fiber, vitamins, amino acids, and minerals. It is a good source of calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

Foods made with coconut are very tasty and flavorful. This coconut barfi or coconut cake is a yummy sweet dish. You can easily make it. This is made with only 3-4 ingredients. You can store this barfi for a week in room temperature. Next, you have to keep it in the refrigerator.

Let's find out how to make this coconut barfi.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 20 pieces of coconut barfi/cake

Ingredients

  • 2 heaped cups coconut, grated
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cardamom, powdered
  • 1 tsp ghee, for greasing the container

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Coconut Barfi/Cake

  1. Grease a plate or container with ghee. Later, you have to pour hot barfi to it. Keep aside.
  2. Put grated coconut to a deep-bottomed pan. Ensure that there is no big piece of coconut in it. If there, grate them.
  3. You need uniformly grated coconut to make this barfi.
  4. Add sugar. Also add 2-3 tablespoons of water. This will initiate the cooking.
  5. Keep the heat medium low. Stir the mix continuously and scrape the sides once in awhile.
  6. The mix boils. Go on stir-cooking till it becomes a bit thick and gummy. Add cardamom powder. Mix well.
  7. If you hold a small amount of this mix in your finger, you will feel the stickiness.
  8. This testing is not needed. Once the mix loses it's 95%(approx) moisture, it comes together like a lump and starts leaving the bottom. Don't make it too dry.
  9. At this point, turn off the heat. Transfer the mix to the greased container. Make it flat with the help of a spatula. Set aside for cooling. Ensuring this consistency is very important to get perfect barfis.
  10. After 10 minutes or when it is less hot/warm, draw deep criss-cross lines on it with the help of a sharp knife. Leave it to cool.
  11. After some time, insert the knife on the same lines, so that you can cut and separate the pieces.
  12. Once completely cold, take out the cakes and arrange on a plate.
  13. Now, your yummy coconut barfi is ready to eat. Serve it any time you want. Enjoy eating this juicy delicacy.
  14. You can keep it fresh for a week in the room temperature. Afterwards, use it storing in the refrigerator.

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Step one: Keep the ingredients ready.Step two: Put grated coconut and sugar to a deep-bottomed pan. Add 2-3 tbsp water to it. This will initiate the cooking. Keep the heat medium low.The mix after adding water.Step three: Now, the mix starts to boil. Stir it continuously and scrape the sides once in a while.Step four: Add cardamom powder. Mix well.Go on stirring the mix.Step five: Now, the mix becomes almost thick, losing the water content. It comes like a lump, leaving the bottom.Step six: Don't make it too dry. At this point, turn off the heat. Transfer it to a greased plate.Flatten it with the help of a spatula. Set aside for cooling.Step seven: When it becomes less hot, draw criss-cross lines on it with the help of a knife. After some time, make the lines deep, so that you can cut it.Step eight: Separate the pieces when it cools down completely. Collect them on a plate. Relish this coconut barfi whenever you desire. It is so juicy and yummy!
Step one: Keep the ingredients ready.
Step one: Keep the ingredients ready.
Step two: Put grated coconut and sugar to a deep-bottomed pan. Add 2-3 tbsp water to it. This will initiate the cooking. Keep the heat medium low.
Step two: Put grated coconut and sugar to a deep-bottomed pan. Add 2-3 tbsp water to it. This will initiate the cooking. Keep the heat medium low.
The mix after adding water.
The mix after adding water.
Step three: Now, the mix starts to boil. Stir it continuously and scrape the sides once in a while.
Step three: Now, the mix starts to boil. Stir it continuously and scrape the sides once in a while.
Step four: Add cardamom powder. Mix well.
Step four: Add cardamom powder. Mix well.
Go on stirring the mix.
Go on stirring the mix.
Step five: Now, the mix becomes almost thick, losing the water content. It comes like a lump, leaving the bottom.
Step five: Now, the mix becomes almost thick, losing the water content. It comes like a lump, leaving the bottom.
Step six: Don't make it too dry. At this point, turn off the heat. Transfer it to a greased plate.
Step six: Don't make it too dry. At this point, turn off the heat. Transfer it to a greased plate.
Flatten it with the help of a spatula. Set aside for cooling.
Flatten it with the help of a spatula. Set aside for cooling.
Step seven: When it becomes less hot, draw criss-cross lines on it with the help of a knife. After some time, make the lines deep, so that you can cut it.
Step seven: When it becomes less hot, draw criss-cross lines on it with the help of a knife. After some time, make the lines deep, so that you can cut it.
Step eight: Separate the pieces when it cools down completely. Collect them on a plate. Relish this coconut barfi whenever you desire. It is so juicy and yummy!
Step eight: Separate the pieces when it cools down completely. Collect them on a plate. Relish this coconut barfi whenever you desire. It is so juicy and yummy!

Nutritional Information of Coconut Barfi

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 80
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 16 g5%
Sugar 12 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 4 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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