With Ganpati Bappa having made his way to our homes this season, here is another dessert you could celebrate with.
Narali Pak (Coconut barfi) is ridiculously easy and gets done in a jiffy.
Yes, this is another ‘dessert in a jiffy ‘after the decadent aate ka halwa!
The best part about these traditional desserts is the fact that the ingredients are always available on our kitchen shelves and if they’re not, a quick walk to the kirana store round the corner,is pretty much all you need to whip up another indulgence for your family.
So here is another recipe to impress Bappa this season!
- 2 cups freshly grated coconut
- 1 cup white sugar
- ½ cup fresh cream
- 2 tsp green elaichi powder
- ½ tsp jaiphal( nutmeg) powder
- A pinch of saffron
The Making of the Barfi
- In a hot kadhai, heat in some ghee, tip in the coconut, the sugar and the cream.
- Work your ladle through this mixture.
- Keep your flame on low heat throughout the process.
- Pop in your green cardamom powder, the nutmeg powder and the saffron.
- Work your ladle again.
- The coconut will start turning into a beautiful brown.
- We need to work this through, till your ladle stands upright in your mixture, yes literally it should stand upright.
- Once that happens, the mixture is ready.
The Assembly of the Barfi
- Smear a deep steel thali with some ghee
- Pour your mixture in
- Set it aside on your kitchen counter, till the mixture cools down
- Refrigerate it for around an hour
- Get the thali out and then cut your barfis out into squares
- You could garnish these with dry fruits as well. We used almonds for ours.
Indulgent barfis are ready. Enjoy!