Coconut Laddoos (Koprapaak Burfi)


Coconut Burfi is an all-time favorite in India, and there's a reason behind it! It is really easy to make, and it tastes heavenly! What's more, people say that its an excellent offering to Gods, serving as perfect ambrosia. Isn't that enough reason to enjoy this treat?! It can be shapes as squares, called Burfi, or roll it up into balls called Laddus; anyway you serve it, your guests are bound to enjoy it! Also known as Koprapaak, this has been my favorite since childhood. So try this coconut burfi recipe yourself, and you'll know why its on everyone's crave-list!

Ingredients
1 can condensed milk
2 cups dessicated coconut
2 tsp cardamom powder
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup nuts - chopped (pistachios, almonds, cashews)
A few strands of saffron - to decorate

Method
Keep a little coconut and a few pistachios aside for garnishing. Mix the condensed milk and the remaining coconut in a bowl. Add the sugar and elaichi powder and stir on a low flame for about 4-5 mins. The milk is already thick, so don't over-heat else it may get burnt. Remove from flame, then add the chopped nuts and set aside till the mixture has cooled down enough to handle with your hands.

Shape into small laddoos(round balls). Roll each laddoo in a little dessicated coconut. Garnish each with a slit of pistachio and saffron. Alternately, you can spread the mixture after removing from flame into a slightly greased plate or thali which has edges. Then use a knife to cut into squares or diamonds if you want to make Coconut Burfi instead of laddoos.

Garnish with chopped nuts and saffron.

Tip: You can dissolve saffron (kesar) in 1 tsp warm water and add it to the mixture while heating to make yellow-colored Kesar Koprapaak.


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24 comments :

Anita said...

I love coconut burfi!!!! oh man, never knew it was so easy to make!! thanks mansi:) you made my day!!

-Anita

Kribha said...

My mouth is watering as I read the recipe and looked at your pic. Looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing this.

bee said...

i love love love this. btw can i vote twice for peach for AFAM? ;-)

cherries are not available right now.

Mansi Desai said...

Bee, you can vote twice as I've enabled multiple coting:) I myself voted for peach for the same reason...its avlbl in plenty!! but i wasn't sure about fruits in india, so just wanted to be fair, hence this poll:)

Shahida said...

omg!! these laddoos are so amazing!! and you can make it in less than 15 mins..I never knew:( but now that I do, this is going to be a regular in my family!:)

-Shahida

Manisha said...

hey the laddoos look damn cute yaar!:) quick easy and delcious...all you need in a recipe is right here:D

-Manisha

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Coconut burfis...used to have them a lot when I was a child :-)
I don't do it now mainly bcoz of the lack of fresh sweet coconut......
Good one dear :-)

Tee said...

'Perfect' is the word! I have always had this in burfi form...laddoos look like a good idea too. :)

Cris said...

I'm amazed at our similarities... we have similar treats here, we call them "little kisses" (beijinhos), and I add butter to cook it. Then 1 clove on top of each ball (usually they are half inch round). Good for kids party huh? Your touch of cardamom and nuts... sounds so good!

remya said...

perfect sweet...i just lov'em....didt know that it is soooo simple...thanku for sharing...will try nexttime for my sweet lover hubby.......

Pooja V said...

My fav burfi only after kaju katali. Loved this...can you please send me a few ?? please please.

KayKat said...

Unbelievable! I'm trying to stay off desserts till I finish my marathon. And now I see this. And I'm craving for it :)

Looks delicious!

Daily Meals said...

Coconut laddoos look delicious...I make them with jaggery.

musical said...

What a simple and sweet recipe! The picture looks really great!

Truffle said...

I absolutely adore burfi! Fabulous post!

Cinnamon said...

Coconut Burfi... I love it .....

Timepass said...

Lovely pic.. am sure the burfies would have vanished from the plate very soon..

Meeta said...

Oh boy you've got my mouth watering. Brilliant!

bindiya said...

h7Mansi these are my absolute favorite ever since childhood, my mom used to make them in exactly the same way!Out of the world Delicious!I strongly recommend everyone to follow ur recipe,these are superb!

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks for all the heart-warming comments ppls:)

Bindiya - to compare these to the ones your mom made is an absolute honor that you bestow upon me!!! If they'd be half as good as her's I'd be thrilled:D

Seena said...

with coconut?, have to try this definitely..thanks Man..

Mallow said...

Coconut and cardamom? Yuuuum - I have to try this!

Mocha said...

Wow I miss this a lot. No one in my family likes it, but I love it. I think it is high time I give myself this treat. Thanks for invoking sweet memories of childhood.

Gopi Shah said...

hey Mansi Happy Diwali!!! Did you use dry or fresh coconut? btw i also started the blog...