Goan Sweet Khatkhati Recipe (Coconut Candy)

It is a simple and quick sweet which is filled with the goodness of coconut.

Pooja Nadkarni
Goan Sweet Khatkhati Recipe (Coconut Candy)
1432 ratings.

Goan Sweet Khatkhati is a simple and quick sweet, or you can say coconut candy, prepared by melting Jaggery (Panela) and adding in, fresh or dry shredded coconut, roasted sesame seeds and some crushed peanuts or cashew nuts. The jaggery used in Goa(India) for such type of dessert is called chiki god, which is a sticky kind of jaggery available in India. You can store the prepared Khatkhati pieces in an airtight container and finish it within 2 weeks.

Sometimes if you overheat the jaggery after it melts, Khatkhati becomes very hard after cooling down. But don’t worry about it, you can microwave them for 15-20 seconds just before eating. I enjoy the hard type of Khatkhati, so I cooked my jaggery a bit longer.

Serve Goan Sweet Khatkhati on its own on special occasions to your friends and family.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other similar sweet recipes such as

  1. Summer Fruit Tart
  2. Chocolate Ganache Tart
  3. Nutella Filled Hand Pies


Cuisine: Goan Recipes
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

30 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Fresh coconut , shredded (or dry coconut)
  • 1/4 cup Sesame seeds (Til seeds) , dry roasted
  • 1/4 cup Raw Peanuts (Moongphali) , roasted and crushed
  • 250 grams Jaggery
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • Ghee , clarified butter for greasing the plate

How to make Goan Sweet Khatkhati Recipe (Coconut Candy)

  1. To begin making the Goan Sweet Khatkhati recipe, grease a plate with ghee and keep it aside.

  2. Heat the jaggery in a non stick saucepan on medium high heat. Stir in between.

  3. Once the jaggery is melted properly, switch off the heat.

  4. Add in all the ingredients like shredded coconut, sesame seeds, crushed peanuts and cardamom powder and mix well.

  5. I used store bought roasted sesame, but you can roast the raw sesame on a skillet kept on low flame till they slightly change colour.

  6. Let the mixture cool down for 5 minutes. Don't let it cool down completely.

  7. Take a tablespoon of mixture on your palm and shape it into a ball and then flatten it by pressing into disc shape.

  8. Keep it on a greased plate and repeat for the remaining mixture.

  9. Let them cool down completely and then store in the air tight container.

  10. Serve Goan Sweet Khatkhati on its own on special occasions to your friends and family.