How to make Suji and Coconut Barfi -

Semolina and fresh coconut cooked with sugar and yogurt to make these delicious burfis.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Semolina (suji) (सूजी), Scraped fresh coconut

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Desserts


For more recipes related to Suji and Coconut Barfi checkout Steamed Semolina Cake with Lemon Syrup. You can also find more Desserts recipes like Gulabi Malpua, Chocolate Peda, Nutella Ice Cream, Sabudana Kheer.

Suji and Coconut Barfi

Suji and Coconut Barfi Recipe Card


Karnataka cuisine comprises of many vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes that are full of flavour and taste. It is one of the oldest surviving cuisines and its origins can be traced back to the Iron Age. 
The varieties in Karnataka cuisine have influenced the neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra. The cuisine also reflects influences from these four neighbouring states on its food habits. 
Being a coastal state, coconut is grown in abundance. Needless to say coconut in its various forms like oil, milk, fresh and dried coconut is put to excellent use in its cuisine.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 1-1.30 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Suji and Coconut Barfi Recipe

  • Semolina (suji) 2 cups

  • Scraped fresh coconut 1 cup

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Baking powder 2 teaspoons

  • Yogurt 1 1/2 cups

  • Ghee 1/2 cup + for greasing

  • Rose water 1 teaspoon

  • Juice of ¼ lemon


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180º C. Grease a barfi tray with ghee.

Step 2

Heat 1 cup water and sugar in a non-stick pan and cook till the sugar dissolves.

Step 3

Put semolina and baking powder in a bowl and mix well. Add yogurt and mix well.

Step 4

Add ghee and mix well. Add coconut and mix well. Add rose water and mix well. Refrigerate for ½ hour.

Step 5

Add lemon juice to sugar syrup, mix well and cook till it thickens. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 6

Spread the semolina mixture evenly in the greased tray. Smoothen the surface with a little water. Cut into squares, place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes.

Step 7

Remove tray from the oven. Pour sugar syrup on top and let the barfi pieces soak the syrup.

Step 8

Separate the pieces and serve.

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