How to Celebrate August festive season?  When festivals and celebrations are there, sweettooth and sweet cravings automatically arise. “Isi baat par muth toh meetha karna hi Hoga.” With so many festivals around the corner my sweet cravings are growing. So let’s celebrate August festivity with some sweets on platter. In all the sweets the simplest to make is coconut barfi. Raksha Bandhan in Maharashtra is associated with coconut and that’s why this day is also called as “नारळी पूर्णिमा”, will share the recipe to make this yummy simple sweet. It’s considered auspicious to make नारळ or नारियल or coconut sweet that day.
 नारियल बर्फी or नारळाच्या वड्या

Sharing my mom’s simple recipe of nariyal barfi/ नारियल बर्फी or नारळाच्या वड्या

1 coconut grated
2 cups of sugar
2 cups milk if you have mawa or khoya then reduce milk and increase khoya
If milk or khoya both are unavailable we can use milkmaid tin also by decreasing sugar as milkmaid is already sweet.
  • Heat desk ghee or clarified butter a spoonful in pan
  • Next, add grated wet coconut to it.
  • Roast properly till it’s milk is reduced.
  • Add milk/ khoya/ milkmaid to it with sugar.
  • Keep stirring continuously till reduced to a thick paste.
  • Add cardamom powder before switching off-the gas.
    Once warm spread on the greased steel plate and cut in desired shapes.
    Enjoy the sweetness of Rakhi with this sweet.

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Nariyal/ Coconut Barfi

Nariyal Barfi or coconut barfi is a sweet made of coconut and sugar. It's very simple recipe made onfestivals especially on nariyali poornima that is raksha bandhan.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Cardamom, Coconut, Nariyal, Sugar
Servings: 8


  • Kadhai or Wok
  • Plate


  • 1 no coconut grated
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups milk or mawa/ khoya or milkmaid
  • 2 cloves cardamom
  • 1 tbsp clarified ghee


  • Heat desi ghee or clarified butter in a pan/ wok or kadai.
  • Next, add grated wet coconut to it. Roast properly till it's milk is reduced.
  • Add milk/ khoya/ milkmaid to it with sugar.
  • Keep stiring continuously till reduced to thick paste. The sign is that the mixture will start to come together and turn thick.
  • Add cardamom powder before switching off gas. 
  • Grease a steel-plate with little butter, and immediately pour this mixture on greased plate.
  • Using a bowl or katori or even spatula try to fit it properly in plate and level it from above to get uniform surface.
  • Allow it to cool for 15 minutes and cut in desired pieces.


If you have mava or khoya then reduce milk quantity.
Increase khoya if using less milk
If both khoya or milk is unavailable we can use milkmaid tin also by decreasing sugar as milkmaid is already sweet. 


Along with coconut barfi if you need a chocolaty treat for kids don’t forget to try chocolate nutty. Find my chocolate nutty recipe here

Also if you are in the mood to bake, just don’t wait. Click here for an easy recipe of carrot walnut cake.

Also, Do check my post on why August is such an Auspicious and Awesome month do read and be aware.

“This blog is a part of the #WeeklyBlogHop hosted by Alpana of mothers gurukul and Neha Sharma of growing with nemit. I would like to thank Varsha for introducing me to this blog hop and would further like to introduce Ujjwal to share her take on the prompt.

Chocolate nutties


Arushi Seth · 16th August 2019 at 13:26

Delicious!!! My mouth is watering.. I love coconut barfi though never tried making it!! Will try my hand at it now 🙂

    PraGun · 17th August 2019 at 10:08

    Thank you, it’s super-duper easy.

Alpana Deo · 16th August 2019 at 18:44

Mastach. I also made Naralachya Vadya yesterday. Festivities gives us a good reason to keep up with our roots and try authentic dishes.

    PraGun · 17th August 2019 at 10:10

    Thank you u liked it, glad you also made naralyachi vadi.
    True, and we can tell our kids also about the importance of sweets related to particular festivals.

Varsha Nitin Gode · 16th August 2019 at 20:38

5 stars
We make Narlachi Vadi here in Konkan too. My MIL is pro, do check my post for pure barfi without milk/khoya/condensed milk.
I love Khoya one although never tried this version. I live for sweets and desserts so will try this for sure 🙂
#WeeklyBloghop #bloghop #GWNxMG

    PraGun · 17th August 2019 at 10:12

    Thanks, Do try it’s super easy.
    I too learned the way to make it from my aai and mil. will surely chk ur recipe

Neha Sharma · 16th August 2019 at 21:01

My husband and son have a sweet tooth and they want something sweet daily. I am not a great cook & the only easy recipes I know are of kheer & halwa. Thanks for sharing this recipe of coconut barfi, I will definitely try this out.

    PraGun · 17th August 2019 at 10:15

    Ditto except me my complete family has a sweet tooth and something has to be there after lunch/ dinner daily.
    Do try its super easy.

Ujjwal mishra · 17th August 2019 at 20:23

Great, will try this. In aug i make narali bhat for rakhi pornima

    PraGun · 19th August 2019 at 18:31

    yes, we also make naryali bhat/ keshari bhat/ sweetened rice and that too is yum treat.

Kinshoo · 17th August 2019 at 22:55

You just made my mouth watering. I love coconut barging but never tried making it. Thanks for the simple recipe.

    PraGun · 19th August 2019 at 18:28

    My pleasure
    do try its super easy

Leha Divakar · 4th September 2019 at 13:46

Reminded me of childhood when Grandma made these delicious diamond cut barfis. yummm

    PraGun · 4th September 2019 at 14:58

    Yes, they were my favorite too.

Prerna wahi · 4th September 2019 at 19:26

This is an awesome recipe and I can’t wait to try it. It’s one of my favorites!

    PraGun · 4th September 2019 at 21:47

    Thank you for liking it.

Srishti RajeevMenda · 4th September 2019 at 23:00

My Favourite…. mom makes it and mom in law too! And now I prepare it… A lot of sweet memories attached with this dish!

    PraGun · 4th September 2019 at 23:47

    Wow glad to know, it’s your favorite.
    it’s very easy to make sweet dish.

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