Thengai / coconut burfi is one sweet that we make every year for Diwali at home. Thengai burfi is a very quick and simple sweet with coconut, sugar and cardamom. Unlike other Indian traditional sweets which require lots of ghee, this coconut burfi needs just a tablespoon of ghee.
Making thengai burfi is so easy that even beginners can try this sweet. The burfi tastes best when made with fresh coconut but it comes out well with frozen shredded coconut too. Check out the notes and tips section if you using frozen coconut. So try this delicious coconut burfi for this Diwali and enjoy with family.
Notes and Tips
- To check one string consistency, wet your fingers and take a drop of syrup in between your thumb and index finger. If a single string is formed between the fingers, it means syrup has reached one string consistency.
- To get white coconut burfi, while scraping the coconut do not grate the brown portions.
- If using frozen coconut or dry shredded coconut, add ¼ cup water and microwave for 30 seconds. Drain excess water and use this water to dissolve sugar.