15-minute Coconut Barfi (Coconut Fudge)

Craving something sweet? Try this 15-minute recipe Coconut Barfi - a perfect recipe for when you want something sweet and satisfying without spending hours in the kitchen.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Diwali sweet, Indian dessert, Narial Barfi
Method Stovetop
Diet Vegetarian
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 232kcal
Author Anushree Shetty


  • 3 cups grated coconut fresh or frozen
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground cardamom
  • A teaspoon of ghee for greasing
  • finely chopped pistachios for garnishing optional


  • Heat a non-stick kadhai over medium-low and add grated coconut, sugar, and cream. Mix them well till they are well combined. Continue to cook them while stirring continuously till the mixture turns yellowish golden in color and starts leaving the sides of the kadhai like in this picture.
  • Remove the kadhai from heat and add cardamom powder and confectioners sugar and mix well.
  • Grease a thali or a 9-inch square pan with ghee. Pour the mixture into the greased pan and spread it evenly.
  • Sprinkle finely chopped pistachios (if using) and let the coconut barfi set for an hour or so in the refrigerator. Slice the barfi into sixteen equal pieces.
  • Store in the refrigerator for a week.


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.7mg