What is Diwali without sweets? I mean that holds true for any Indian festival to be honest, but for the biggest festival of the year, you need to prepare loads of things at home. Since we moved to the Netherlands, it hardly feels festive unless you make something at home and light up the house and invite friends over. That’s the downside of living outside your country maybe? These coconut barfi were such easy peasy ones that even if you haven’t made any sweet this Diwali, you can totally make this one. I mean anyone can make this!! TRUST ME.
I remember this was something that my maa always made using sugar or jagerry with coconut once a month atleast. On being asked why, she said what if there are guests on the doorstep who come unannounced? How can I not serve sweets to them. Haha! Sounds funny isn’t it? That’s how Bengali hospitality is, serving sweets to each and everyone who knocks your door, even the postman or electrician.
Taking that tradition in mind, I made this sweet quite often for events or for festivals at home. With the use of condensed milk, the barfi turns out extremely creamy and melts in your mouth instantly. Ofcourse not healthy, but hey, why not have a few this festive season?
All you need is grated coconut, condensed milk, ghee and cardamom powder – that’s all. Now that you read the super small ingredient list, go run to the local Asian store/supermarket and get the ingredients and make it right now. This sweet can be stored in the fridge for upto a week easily, ofcourse you don’t need to keep it for that long if you have enough takers by then haha!
Okay, so let me list the recipe down, feel free to make your adjustments and let me know what you think.
Wishing you a Happy Diwali in advance 🙂