Guilt Free Coconut Barfi Recipe
It is a guilt free, quick and easy recipe which combines dates and desiccated coconut into a sweet barfi.
This Guilt-Free Coconut Barfi is a quick and easy recipe which combines dates and desiccated coconut into a sweet barfi. Being an Indian, I always keep some barfi, pedhas or rasgulla in my kitchen to enjoy sweets after spicy Indian food. But being a cautious mother and a wife, I keep a tab on how much sugar my family consumes every day and try to substitute sugar with alternatives. I try to make use of dates in most of my desserts, because of its beneficial properties. This coconut dates barfi is quite easy to prepare and tastes yum. You just have to make almonds powder and mix it with homemade sautéed dates paste. Add some dry desiccated coconut and done. Press it on a plate, give desired cuts and enjoy. Prepare this barfi and enjoy whenever you crave for sweets. If you love hot and spicy Indian food, then you won’t regret munching this delicious sweet Indian dessert right after.
Did you know: Thanks to being loaded with health benefits, dates have gained the name of being one of the best ingredients for muscle development and a great alternative sweetener with nutritive value. They are an excellent source of energy, sugar and fibre all in one. Along with vital minerals like calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc, dates also contain vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K.
Explore more of our Indian sweets with the below-mentioned recipes
- 1/2 cup Almonds , powdered
- 15 Dates , seedless
- 3/4 cup Dessicated Coconut Powder , + little extra for garnishing
- 3 tablespoons Milk
- 1 tablespoon Ghee , /clarified butter + a little extra for greasing the plate
- 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder
Directions for Guilt Free Coconut Barfi Recipe
To prepare Guilt Free Coconut Barfi, get ready with all the ingredients and grease your plate or pan where you will be removing your barfi dough to cut into shapes.
Make almond powder. I prepared the powder at home in a mixer grinder, you can also use store bought one.
Using 3 tablespoons milk, make a thick puree of Dates by wet grinding it in the mixer.
Heat a tablespoon ghee in a saucepan kept on medium high and once the ghee melts, add dates puree. Sauté it for about 5 minutes.
Add almonds powder and mix well. It should form a nice and dry dough.
Add Coconut and mix well for about 2 minutes and switch off the flame.
Add cardamom powder and mix.
Pour this barfi mixture on the greased plate or pan that you had prepared.
Press and spread the recipe well with a spoon.
Sprinkle some dry desiccated coconut on top for garnishing and press with your palm.
Give the cuts using knife. You can give square or diamond shaped cuts.
Let them cool completely and only then, remove the pieces of guilt free coconut barfi out and serve along a nice Indian menu to make your weekday meal memorable.