Monday, May 16, 2011

Kobbari mithai- coconut fudge

Kobbari mithai aka khopra pak or coconut fudge is very popular sweet. Despite my love for this delightful fudge, I was too scared to try making this myself. The one time I tried, me and S had eaten this from a cup and spoon as the consistency was that of a halwa. After that I had given up trying any kind of fudge. I always thought that making burfis and fudges needs a certain knack and I surely lacked that knack. But recently, one of my friends shared her recipe of kobbari mithai and I must say that my assumptions about the fudges changed after that.The fudge was chewy, moist and just perfect in texture, consistency and sweetness. The great thing about this recipe is, it uses some sparse ingredients, it is so simple to prepare and yet it has the promised elegance of taste. 

Coconut fudge recipe:
Preparation time: 40min
Cooking time: 25min
Yields- 30 1" pieces

Fresh or frozen grated coconut- 5 cups
Condensed milk- 1 can
Cream- 1/2 cup
Cardamom- 6, ground to a powder in mortar and pestle
Saffron- 1/4tsp
Warm Milk- 1tbsp
Clarified butter- 2tsp
Almonds- 8-10, slivered (optional)

  • Grease a rimmed plate with clarified butter and keep it aside.
  • Add the saffron strands to the warm milk and crush it between your fingers so that the flavor and the color is released
  • Mix the shredded coconut and the cream and let it stand for half an hour
  • Heat a wok and add the coconut cream mixture and fry till the moisture is absorbed
  • Add the powdered cardamom, saffron mixture and the condensed milk and mix.
  • Keep mixing the contents for 10-15mins till the mixture starts leaving the sides and a lump is formed.
  • At this point, take off the heat and tip the contents onto the greased plate and spread with a spatula
  • Sprinkle the slivered almonds and Allow the mixture to cool completely. Cut into desired shapes and Store in an air tight container
This recipe goes to Nancy's YBR event for the month of may


  1. Wow looks so yummy and perfect burfis u've got!

  2. Love to have these yummy burfis anytime. My favorite ones...

  3. Nice burfi..looks very exotic.

  4. yum, they look so inviting and mouth watering.

  5. I love anything coconut!!! will try this one out soon :) Beautiful pictures :)

  6. Omg, cant take my eyes from ur coconut fudge, soo tempting..

  7. More than the recipe, the pictures grabbed my attention- so sharp and such beautiful frames. The recipe is a bonus too!

  8. They looks so tempting!!! Superb clicks!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  9. Been some time since I ate a nice Kobbari Mithai .. SO the saffron explains the color cuz the ones that I have come across are the white ones :) beautiful pictures

  10. Shake looks yummy and refreshing. Great color.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. Helloo - Love your description and pictures. Coincidentally I have also posted a recipe which calls for coconut and condensed milk but my post does not have nice pictures. Check it out:


  12. Hi Nandita, Every time I visit your blog I learn about a new dish or sweet. I love that. This coconut fudge sounds so fresh and just enough sweet. Thanks for participating in this month’s YBR :)

  13. Mmm coconut fudge sounds so delicious! Great recipe, pretty photos :-) Found you through Spicie Foodie's YBR!

  14. The barfi looks fantastic. Can u please tell me which cream did u use? Is it whipped or thickned or light? We get lots of varieties here. So am confused as which cream to use?

  15. I remember using the regular thickened cream. Try using that and let me know. How it turns out :)


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