Sugar cane being a native vegetation of India, there is no dearth of sweets in Indian cuisine, whichever culture in the sub continent. Coconut barfi or nariyal barfi, is one such dessert which is popular in the whole of South India and made with coconut, sugar, ghee, cardamom and tossed with some cashews, perhaps. It is also referred to as the Indian Fudge or Coconut fudge.
The shelf life of coconut barfi is 10 days. It has nutritious benefits such has high fibre content, manganese and boosting hemoglobin in the blood, thus treating anaemia.
The seemingly easy to make dessert is as tricky as other sweets. Crispness is a challenge, however carefully the desiccated coconut might be dry roasted. The milk and desiccated coconut ratio counts and results are different owing to the thickness of milk used. Some women toss semolina with the hope of getting it crisp and sometimes, something totally different happens.
Coconut barfi is a part of the menu not only in festivals like Deepavali and Holi, but also during fasts like Navratri, Shivratri and Krishna Jayanthi.
Coconut barfi is not a festive sweet exactly, and fits the picture in any occasion. Though making it is a memorable experience, irrelevant of the results, it is a better bet to buy coconut barfi online at Opportunity Infinity site, and serve guests with the dessert.
Opportunity Infinity offers coconut barfi in quantities like 250 grams, 500 grams and one kilogram. The price range is from rupees 120 to 480.