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thengai burfi recipe

Dry Coconut Burfi Recipe Without Milk & Without Condensed Milk, How To Make Coconut Burfi With Dry Coconut

Easy and delicious Indian coconut sweet recipe known as coconut burfi (also known as barfi which is kind of a coconut fudge like sweet) made using shredded coconut, sugar etc.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword coconut barfi, coconut burfi recipe without milk, coconut burfi without condensed milk, dry coconut burfi recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Cooling time 30 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 367kcal


  • 2 cups dry shredded coconut or finely grated coconut
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Water 
  • 3 tablespoons Ghee (or melted butter)  


  • Heat ghee in a pan, add grated coconuts and roast it for few minutes.
  • Once the coconut flakes are roasted, remove the pan from the stove and keep it aside.
  • Dissolve the sugar in water and let it get heated in another pan.
  • Keep stirring, until the sugar and water mixture reaches a syrup consistency.
  • Add the roasted coconut flakes to the sugar syrup and cook in low flame.
  • Make sure you keep stirring the mixture, otherwise it may burn at the bottom.
  • The burfi will soon absorb all the sugar syrup, and it is ready when the coconut mixture thickens and form a soft, firm mass that come off easily from the sides of the pan.
  • Grease a flat tray or plate with ghee or melted butter.
  • Transfer the coconut barfi from the pan to the greased tray. When the burfi is cooled enough (about 30 minutes to one hour), you can cut them into pieces (square or diamond shaped slices) and serve!


You can store the coconut barfi in airtight containers for few days or keep it refrigerated.
If you refrigerate the burfi once its cooled, it will set even better so you can slice it even more easily.
This amount of ingredients will give you about 8 to 12 pieces of burfi which is around 4 to 6 servings, provided two pieces for a person.
We have made this simple burfi without milk, but you may also make coconut burfi more rich using milk, condensed milk etc and you can add flavors to it using rose water, cardamom powder, vanilla essence etc.


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg