Kobbari mithai recipe | Kaayi burfi | Kayi paaka | How to make coconut burfi

By Latha on June 16th, 2016

kobbari mithai or kaayi burfi or coconut burfi

Kobbari mithai or kaayi burfi explained with step by step pictures. This is a very simple and tasty sweet recipe. Kayi burfi or coconut burfi is prepared using very minimum ingredients like coconut, sugar and a little ghee. Kobbari mithai or kaayi burfi is also popular by name "kayi paaka".

I learnt this coconut burfi recipe from my mother. I love this sweet a lot. So I keep preparing it often. Since kayi burfi or coconut burfi is a very easy and simple dessert, even the beginners can try and enjoy!!

There are two methods of preparing coconut burfi. First method is mixing sugar and coconut together and then stirring it. The second method is making sugar syrup and then add the coconut. I have explained here the second method because it gives a nice white colour to the burfis. I have made a quick video of this recipe. Please have a look.

If you are looking for more sweet recipes then do check our easy milk peda, hurigadale unde or fried gram laddu, kesari bath, banana halwa, carrot-badam payasa, easy carrot halwa and kayi holige or kayi obbattu recipes.

Kaayi or coconut burfi recipe

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Serves: 10 - 12 burfis

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 cup grated coconut
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 2 tbsp ghee
  4. A big pinch of cardamom or crushed cloves
  5. Plate or tray greased with ghee

Instructions for making kaayi or coconut burfi recipe:

  1. Grate the coconut. Grate only the white portion.grate coconut for kayi burfi or coconut burfi
  2. Dry grind the coconut.grind coconut for kayi burfi or coconut burfi
  3. Take sugar and little water (1/4 cup water for 1 cup sugar) in a wide pan and heat it.sugar for kayi burfi or coconut burfi
  4. Keep boiling the sugar syrup by stirring continuously until you get one string consistency. Or when you pour it, it should fall like honey. This step will take around 5 minutes. Time might vary depending on the quantity and the flame.sugar syrup for kayi burfi or coconut burfi
  5. Now add in ground coconut.coconut for kayi burfi or coconut burfi
  6. Keep stirring the mixture continuously.sugar for kayi burfi or coconut burfi
  7. At one stage the sugar and coconut mixture will become a mass or a soft lump. At this stage add in cardamom powder or crushed cloves.cardamom for kayi burfi or coconut burfi
  8. Also add in ghee and keep stirring continuously. When the mixture becomes a lump and turns little whitish in colour, it is done.Ghee for coconut burfi or kayi paaka
  9. Transfer it to a greased plate or tray.transfer kayi burfi or coconut burfi mixture to greased plate
  10. Level the surface using the back of a greased spoon.levelling the kayi burfi or coconut burfi mixture
  11. Immediately cut it into pieces using a knife. When it completely cools down take out the pieces and store it in a airtight container.cutting kayi burfi or coconut burfi

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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