Kopra Pak ( Coconut Burfi or Fudge )
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Recipe Type: Dessert
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Serves: 10 pieces
 
A traditional Indian Sweet which is too famous in most of the Indian Homes. Burfi or Fudge is among one of the commonly preferred sweets in India.
Ingredients
  • Fresh grated coconut – 2 cups
  • Powdered Sugar – 1 ½ cups
  • Milk – 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Ghee – 2 teaspoons
  • Safforn Strands (Kesar) – ¼ teaspoon
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • Cardamom Powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Pistachios sliced – for garnishing
  • Water – 1 ¼ cups
Instructions
  1. Warm milk and add in the saffron stands, pinch of turmeric and keep aside.
  2. Blanch the pistachios and slice them, keep them for garnishing.
  3. Prepare the sugar syrup in a heavy bottom pan, by boiling water and sugar. Keep stirring in between; add the lemon juice to it when the mixture starts boiling.
  4. After adding in the lemon juice if you see the dust over the sugar syrup mixture then, remove it from spoon or strain the syrup if required.
  5. Keep boiling the sugar syrup mixture till it reaches the two thread consistency.
  6. Add the grated coconut, two teaspoon ghee (you can reduce it to one teaspoon if you wish to have less ghee in the sweet) and the saffron paste.
  7. Stir continuously and remove from the heat immediately.
  8. Grease a flat metal plate and spread the mixture on the plate. With the help of a spatula spread it evenly.
  9. Garnish it with cardamom powder and the sliced pistachios.
  10. Allow it to set for about 8 hours in the refrigrator covered with a plastic wrap and let it cool.
  11. Cut into desired shape and serve.
Notes
Adjust sweetness as per your taste. This burfi has to be refrigerated or else it becomes very soft. You can use dessicated coconut also to make this burfi, however I used fresh coconut. If using dessicated coconut then you need to increase the quantity of the coconut accordingly.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/kopra-pak-indian-coconut-sweet/