Nariyal barfi – Coconut fudge

Since i promised mom that i will make something traditional πŸ˜› so here’s an attempt πŸ˜€

This is a neat and cheat recipe πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

nariyal barfi - coconut fudge

Mom makes loads of such traditional sweets during Durga Puja and Deepavali………and i am her favorite ‘taster’ of all the goodies she churns out πŸ˜€ Ofcourse, the portions have become smaller since we lost our father :/ He was a true foodie. He never did any cooking himself, but he was an encyclopedia of recipes. ❀

Perhaps some of those foodie genes have passed on to his crazy daughter πŸ˜›

Presenting here a traditional Indian sweet made of dried coconut powder.

nariyal barfi - coconut fudge

Here’s what i did…………


200 gms – dried coconut powder

1/4 cup – sugar

1/2 cup – water

1 tbsp – unsweetened khowa/ Indianized condensed milk

1 tbsp – mixed crushed nuts (pistachios, almonds and cashew nuts)

2 tbsp – rose syrup

2 tbsp – vetiver syrup/ khus

1/2 tsp – cardamom powder

little oil to grease the plate


Heat sugar and water in a non -stick pan. Once the sugar has melted add the cardamom powder and cook a few more mins for the syrup to thicken.

Lower the heat and add the coconut powder, khowa and the crushed nuts. Fold it into the syrup well and cook a few mins till it starts looking more like a dough like paste. take it off fire.

Divide the coconut mixture into two. Add rose syrup to one half and vetiver to the other. Flatten the dough out on a greased plate, while it is still hot, one on top of the other.

nariyal barfi - coconut fudge

Allow this dough to cool a little and using a bread knife, cut them into shape of your choice or use a cookie cutter.

Cool it to room temperature and refrigerate for 15 mins before serving.


nariyal barfi - coconut fudge


Note : The sugar used in this recipe is minimal keeping in mind that both the syrups come already sweetened.

Wishing all a sweet, syrupy and prosperous year ahead !

happy deepavali

Happy cooking !! πŸ™‚

Cheers !! πŸ˜€


About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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7 Responses to Nariyal barfi – Coconut fudge

  1. Jayeeta says:

    nice colour combination…….they look really pretty…… πŸ™‚

  2. Happy Deepavali, Andy πŸ™‚ Your dessert looks very nice!

  3. Hi Dear,
    Sorry to hear about your loss, even I have that kind of people around me who never cooked anything but have suggestion for every recipe, but that’s good for me. It helps me to improve my recipes.

  4. Malar says:

    Happy Diwali Andy πŸ™‚ They are just perfect πŸ™‚

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