Diwali is celebrated as the ‘Festivals of Lights’. Sweets are made on this occasion and lamps lighted in houses . I remember when we were small, our neighbors and we together used to light lamps and crack crackers and had loads of fun. It is usually celebrated by the Hindus, but now it is celebrated by one and all.
This time ,I have also bought the lamp or also called as ‘Diya’. It is a small earthen lamp that is being lit on. It really adds beauty to the house when these small lamps are being lit at night. My kids are waiting for the lamps to be lit. For Diwali this time I thought a simple and lovely sweet would be the best choice. This is so simple that, all those busy moms could make this and treat their families on this great day. With just hardly four ingredients, you get these lovely and yummy burfi or ladoo.
Servings – 15-20 nos
5 cups desiccated Coconut, 1 cup for garnishing
1- 1 1/2 tins Condensed Milk
A handful of crushed pistachios ( optional)
A pinch pf Cardamom powder.
. Mix all the ingredients together till well mixed.
. Heat a non stick pan and mix this mixture stirring continuously. Mix till the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan.
. When at bearable temperature, wet your hands and roll small balls out of this mixture.
. Roll these balls in desiccated coconut for garnish.
. Serve either immediately or refrigerate for half an hour.
This burfi would disappears within seconds that you may have to make in large batches if you need to have more…..:)
If you do not have desiccated coconut, you can make it at home. I did it that way.
. In a dry non stick pan add grated coconut and stir continuously on low to medium flame. Stir till the water content of the grated coconut is evaporated. Make sure that you do not over do it as it may turn brown then. It should be taken of flame before the coconut turns brown.
. Make sure that you rolls the balls, when the mixture is still warm, or else the mix would get sticky.