Coconut Burfi – Nariyal Mithai | Indian Dessert

So are you a Coconut fan? Look what we have here for you, the simplest and the yummiest Burfi you can ever make! The best thing about it is that it has a long refrigerator shelf life so you can make a big batch and keep it in the refrigerator for all the cravings you have. As as we all know, there is no dearth of festivals and occasions where Mithais and Burfis are handed out and served, this is a great one to pass around. So, when that sweet craving hits you, you know in which direction to head.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 60 minutes
Serves: 12-15 pieces


Coconut – 4 cups (400 g), dry, finely shredded
Sweetened Condensed Milk – 14oz can (400 g)
Cardamom – ½ tsp, powdered
Butter or Ghee – ½ tsp


1. In a non-stick pan, on Medium heat, roast Coconut until you get a nice aroma. Do not brown.
2. Add in Sweetened Condensed Milk and Cardamom.
3. Mix well and continue to cook and stir until the ingredients clump together (approximately 2 to 3 minutes).
4. Turn off the heat
5. Lightly smear bottom of a flat baking sheet with Butter or Ghee.
6. Pour coconut mixture onto the baking sheet and spread it evenly.
7. Refrigerate for about an hour.
8. Remove from refrigerator and cut into squares or diamond shapes.
9. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.


1. Refrigerating the Burfi makes it easier to cut.
2. Burfi tastes the best at room temperature.

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0 thoughts on “Coconut Burfi – Nariyal Mithai | Indian Dessert

  1. I just wanted to ask you that per above the ingredients how many burfis can you get? How many people can I serve if I follow your recipe above?

    Many Regards,
    Mrs. Vakani

  2. Hi Hetal and Anuja
    We just made a batch of your Coconut Burfi (or ‘Kopra-Paak’ as we call it in Gujarati); Happy to report that it turned out well.
    The only change we did was to make small balls and roll them in dessicated coconut. The best part of this mithai was that it went from raw materials to finished product within 30 minutes flat!
    Keep up the good work… Thanks!
    – Rushika

  3. hey Hetal / Anuja

    I have grated sweetened coconut (dry).. can i use that..and please tell how much sweetened condensed milk should i use when using sweetened coconut..


    1. Hey Ladies! can you please help!..i have two packets of sweetened coconut…i really want to make burfi out of it today (i’m a working weekends are my best bet), waiting for your response!..Thanks soo much!


      1. Hi Madhu,

        Sorry for the late reply…
        We have not tried this recipe with sweetened coconut. The condensed milk is already really sweet so it may be too sweet with the sweetened coconut. 🙁

  4. Hetal and Anjua,
    Yaay! Thanks to you I finally found an Indian sweet my non-desi husband loves. He says it tastes like a bounty bar so next time I may experiment with coating the pieces of burfi in dark chocolate.
    My coconut got a bit toasty but it didn’t affect the taste.
    Thanks ladies!

  5. Hi Hetal and Anuja,
    First of all a big congrats for making Indian cooking easier without letting go of the taste! Whatever I have tried has been great!
    I have a few friends who are diabetic. I want to make something for them this Diwali (sweet). Do you have any ideas? Using sugar free is a bit tricky as it doesn’t help set anything.
    Thanks in advance for your help

    1. Hi Renu,

      Sorry for the late reply… We have not tried it, but many people use Splenda (the granulated version) in place of sugar.

  6. hi ,

    I prepare the coconut burfi as per uer video. it taste realllllllly good. i want to ask u , how many days is can remain good? i want to send it to my husband to out of india.
    plz guide me.

    1. Hi Sonali,

      It stays fresh in the fridge for a couple of weeks but I’m not sure if you will be mailing it. You never know the heat/cold conditions that parcels go through in route.

  7. Hey Anuja & Hetal! I just wanted to thank you for this easy recipe! I have made this few times now. It is awesome!
    I also wanted to let you know that last time I made, I had made two batches so I had leftover which I put it in the freezer & it stayed fresh for four months!!

  8. hi ahuja and Hetel. i would like the recipe for KAJU ANJEER ROLL.please help me with a video .love all your recipes and your smiling faces .keep up the good work .cheers
    kamla masalawalla NZ

  9. Hi Hetal and Anuja

    Loved your receipe.

    Can we use a steel plate instead of the baking dish ….to refrigerate the barfi mix?

  10. hi Anuja and hetal,

    I have been watching your website for over 2 yrs now. I tried this recipe for Pongal and it turned out great . thanks and keep uploading exciting recipes such as these!
    hope to see more in the spicy snack section!

  11. thank u so much Hetal.
    appreciate ur prompt reply 🙂

    i wish u guys had an easy recipe for Marzipan too.
    im desperately trying to find an easy one but no luck 🙁

    hopefully by next Christmas Showmethecurry will come out with one 🙂

    Good luck ladies.. u guys are doing simply gr8 !!

  12. Hi.. approx how many barfis do we get with the measurement ?
    im planning to make it today for Christmas .
    tried the rava ladoos yesterday and they turned good. u guys r doing a marvelous job.. im so glad to have found ur site.
    also in the coconut barfi, i want to put a little bit of colour . at which step do u suggest to add it and how do i go about it ?

    wud appreciate a quick reply.
    thanks 🙂

    1. Hi xyz,

      This recipe will make 25-30 pieces standard size pieces. Of course, it will depend on how big you make your pieces. We have not tried this recipe with food color but you may be able to mix it into the condensed milk before adding it to the pan. If you try to add it into the coconut, it will not disperse properly.

  13. I recently discovered your website and must congratulate you both for doing a wonderful job. i made the coconut burfi for diwali and i divided it in two portions and coloured one half orange and got a layered white and orange look, taste was wonderful, its my favourite dessert so far.

  14. Greetings,

    I tried your coconut burfi recipe and it turned out to be hit recipe. Eveyone with whom i shared loved it. Thank You

    Before seeing your sight i was not trying to cook any sweets as i started cooking after my marriage 3 years back. i was not enjoying any kitchen work, but seeing your site i got inspired and started try you recipes with full enthu. Thank You for making me look to the kitchen a different way.

  15. This recipe is awesome. It is easy to make as opposed to the traditional coconut burfi way. But it tastes delicious and was a hit at my party! Easy to make & lot of compliments;)

  16. This recipe is so easy!! Can’t wait to make the Burfi! It really reminded me of my nanny ma, who past away couple of months ago 🙁

    Quick questions – Is it possible to use sugar instead of condensed milk?

    1. Hi Jagruti,
      Our condolences 🙁
      The condensed milk does 3 things: provides moisture, acts as the binding agent and provides sweetness. The sugar will only provide the sweetness 🙁

  17. hey guys!, I am 13 years old and absolutley love cooking! You make it so easy to understand. I am doing an assignment on India for school and I really wanted to make this coconut Burfi. Looks delicious. Ill let you know how it turns out soon.

  18. Thank you very much for the receipe. Can I use freshly grated coconut flakes? If so what is the measurement please? Thanks in advance..

  19. Hey girls,
    I have made this so many times and it has been to so many places. After first bite everybody is asking for the recipe!!!! But I dont give them instead direct them to your website. I want them to have a look and try all the wonderful dishes u have on your website!!!!! Few days later I get emails/phone calls Thanks for the website and they cant stop praising……:)

    1. Thanks Ami. We appreciate you spread the word about SMTC. That is the only way we grow, by word or mouth 🙂
      Thanks for doing your part.

  20. Hello,

    I am looking forward to make Naaiyal/Coconut Ladoo.
    I hope the recipe should be same as this.. just not to put the mixture on a flat plate rather rolling them in shape of ladoos right?

    Please suggest.

    Keep up gals!!!


    1. Hi Shaveta,

      Yes, the same recipe will work for Coconut Laddus as well. Grease your hands with some ghee or butter to help you roll smoother laddus.

  21. Can you give me these conversions
    4 cups – how many grams – i think it is 100g per cup?
    14oz – how many grams – i think it is 400g ?

    Is that correct?

    Thank you, i am making this with my Primary 3 class as we are studying Nepal.

  22. i just made this kopra paak (coconut burfi)
    but it seems like i didn’t roast coconut for enough time

    it tastes like its not cooked enough
    i was afraid that it’s going to burn so i didn’t it roast it too long

  23. Hello guys,

    This recipe has turned out awesome everytime I made them and have friends requesting for the recipe and being surprised by the 2 step process to it.Thank you.

  24. thanx a lot dear….will definitely show patience in this case (although, i m totally impatient)…anyways just wanted to tell u that my son(3 yrs 10 months) luvs watching u….he likes u so much….he wants me to replay ur videos everytime….just to c u….
    wish u all the best…

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