Kobri Mitai / Coconut Burfi

Happy Dussehra to all my NALAPAKA Viewers.

Dussehra or Navarathri started yesterday. I had made this sweet for the festival. This is a well known sweet in South India. There are various kind of dussehra prepartions in india.Well in karnataka called it has Bombe (Dolls) Habba or Navarathri. My grandparents at their house used to decorate a step by step shelf with varieties of dolls. Now we miss all those precious moments.In my house I have kep only 2 dolls i.e. raja & rani. These 2 dolls were given to me on my marriage day. These 2 dolls are thought of as Goddess Laksmi and God Narayana. The the story of navaratri is knows in every part of india.This is my mother's recipe.

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  • 2 Cups grated Coconut
  • 1 & 1/2 Cup Sugar (acc to taste)
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 2 tbsn Cashews small pieces
  • Pure Ghee - 4 tsp
  • Mix well coconut and sugar in a large wok (kadai) leave for 5 to 8 mins.
  • Switch on the stove. Keep stirring constantly on low flame .
  • Add cardamom powder & cashwes pieces, stir until the mixture turns into a non-sticky paste.
  • Add Ghee stirring constantly then
  • Pour into the greased ghee plate allow it to cool and cut into a square or diamond shape
  • Store it in airtight boxes.
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Cham said...

Burfi is just divine :) Happy Navaratri!

Happy cook said...

I love coconut barfi, mom used to make them too.
Happy Navaratri to you and family

Annarasa said...

I adore coconut Barfi. It makes a frequent appearance in my kitchen!


Aparna said...

This a favourite at home. We also cakeep the dools on decorated steps for Navrathri and its called Bomma Kolu. If not Kolu we keep the two wooden dolls called Maraipachi.
Happy Dussera celebrations.

anudivya said...

Awesome... love coconut burfi, but don't make it that often :(

Divya Vikram said...

looks perfect Vanamala..I miss navrati celebrations back in india

sowmya said...

love coconut burfi..looks delicious!!

Sangeeth said...

yours looks exactly like my moms! great yaar! my barfis were always hard! will try ur recipe!

Sia said...

happy navarathri to u mala. miss all the fun.
kobbari mithai is my hubby's fav and have been asking me to make some for him. i am directing him to ur website now :)

Priti said...

Happy Navratri....burfi looking yum

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Happy Navrathri, your coconut brufi reminds me of Mom...

Medhaa said...

Mom used to make them a lot and i miss them. Love the way yours look

Usha said...

Burfi looks yummy and tempting :)

Uma said...

ooh, burfi looks great. Happy Navarathri to you too.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Happy Dasara to you as well!!!! You have the pattada bombe with you? thats gr8. nanhatra illa :(. WIll bring it next time

Anonymous said...

Nice Vanamala! .Happy Navaratri to u and ur fly :)
warm rgds..

Kamalika said...

Hi Mala ,

I love coconut barfi .. was actually planning to make them for diwali .. thanks for visiting my blog ..


Vani said...

Kobbari mithai looks delicious. Vanamala!

DEESHA said...

burfi looks very delicious