Janmashtami special recipe: How to make coconut burfi at home1 min read

coconut burfi

It is that time of the year when the chants of ‘Jai Shri Krishna’ reverberate all around you. The festive spirit of Shri Krishna Janmashtami has gripped one and sundry as it is widely celebrated not just in the country but across the globe. Devotees observe fast, sing his songs and pray to the god with much gusto. The day is also special as several delicacies are prepared at home for celebrating the birth of Thakur Ji.

This year Janmashtami happens to be on September 2. So, we thought of helping you prepare some mouth-watering dishes at home. Almost every household in India will either observe a fast else make delicious recipes for Kanha Ji.

Here’s how you can make the yummy coconut burfi at home:


2-3 cups of scraped coconut shreds
1 cup of sugar
1 tbsp of ghee
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1-1/2 cups of water
2 tbsp of milk


Put coconut shreds in a heated pan and fry it for some time. After the coconut milk moisture looks settled a bit, remove it.

Then, boil water in another container. Add sugar and stir till it boils. Put the milk to the boiling sugar syrup, add the fried coconut shreds to it.

Stir till the coconut and sugar syrup are blended properly. You can now add ghee and cardamom powder.

When the mixture turns thick, place it on a plate with ghee smeared over it.

Flatten the surface evenly with the help of an oiled flat slice.

Cut into squares or any shape of your own choice once it turns cold.

Your dish is ready to be served.

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