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Saffron Coconut Burfi

Almost every Indian loves coconut burfis and its usually plain and chewy. Well this recipe has its own twist- I have added saffron and also they are not chewy but moist and soft to eat.  If you are looking for a twist and a different sweet recipe for the festive season try these and you are sure to win the hearts of your family and friends
Recipe Source ~ slightly modified Nestle
Makes ~ 8-10 medium sized burfis
5 tablespoon hot milk (I used semi-skimmed)
Few strands of saffron, approx 15
2 tablespoons ghee (I used KTC)

2 tsp milk powder
1/2 Cup condensed milk (I used Nestle)
2 cups desiccated coconut 
1/4  teaspoon ground cardamom
Few pistachoes for decorating (optional)
  • Dissolve Saffron powder in hot milk and set aside.
  • In a medium sauce pan over medium heat melt ghee, add Condensed Milk, add desiccated Coconut, milk powder and stir to an even consistency. Let it cook for 1 minute stirring often and making sure it does not get burned. You will find it forming into a thick consistency, more like a dough
  • While its hot divide the mixture in two separate bowls, add saffron milk to one and Cardamom to the other part and mix well
  • In a square tin/air-tight container, grease the inside with some ghee and layer the cardamom Coconut mixture and flatten it with greased spoon/ greased fingers until smooth on top, top with the saffron coconut mixture and flatten top.
  • Place in fridge to cool for 2 hours before cutting the layered Burfi using a greased knife into desired shapes. Place your preffered nuts on top to decorate (optional)
  • Keeps fresh for 4-5 days in a air-tight container, take out of the refrigerator 10 minutes before serving.


- Use good quality ghee for better flavor 
- Using quality saffron stands gives a wonderful flavor as well us color, if your burfis don't show the color simply add a drop of orange color and mix well
- You can replace condensed milk with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup whole milk, if you desire so
- Adding milk powder is optional, for me the burfi was soft and moist


  1. Tempting and delicious Burfi.. Lovely presentation..

  2. This looks gorgeous and so yummy!

  3. awsome..mouth watering priys..and beautiful presentation..

  4. Simple and flavorful burfi... Love the color

  5. simple and delicious barfi....

  6. I loved the presentation.. It is making me drool. This coconut barfi looks out of the world.

  7. Beautiful Saffron coconut burfi, you are sweet queen.

  8. Coconut burfi looks yummy dear...Loved the clicks...

  9. Wow tempting clicks dear,love the addition of saffron,looks divine

  10. loved the color Priya! perfect clicks and the sweet looks delicious. have a nice weekend!

  11. Too good, mouth watering...... Coconut Burfi.

  12. Sooper tempting sweet...Awesome presentation!!!

  13. lovely presentation sweet....

  14. This looks great. Should I say I love it? I have only tasted the crunchy coconut burfi and the taste still lingers in my mouth. Chewy burfi...I will try this. I have a doubt though. While you are mixing saffron and cardamom in 2 bowls won't the mixture harden as it cools?
    The presentation is very appealing!
    Sridevi Ravi

    1. Hi Sridevi,

      Lovely to see your comment, dear you need to be quick while mixing the cardamom and saffron milk. Once mixed immediately trasfer to the greased tin/ box and follow the instructions. Since i have added milk powder the burfis are soft and not too chewy.

      Thanks for the queries dear, hope u like it :-) take care would love to hear from you

  15. looks yum;loved the presentation !

  16. Omg! I am drooling here, so delicious burfi. Priya, could you please pass it to me? Super yummy and nice presentation.

  17. Love that soft texture of the burfi.

  18. Looks awesome..... after ladoo, now burfi... looks tempting dear....

  19. Pistacchi e cocco che dolcino meraviglioso!!!!
    Felice settimana e complimenti!!!!!!

  20. Yummy barfi...Beautiful presentation dear...

  21. Yummy burfi.. Pics are beautiful..

  22. Absolutely love the color that saffron has lent to the burfis! New recipe with dessicated coconut and love the addition of milkmaid! :-)

  23. great presentation and great topic plz keep with update.
    kashmir kesar

  24. wow delicious and tempting recipe,cute burfis...


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