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Coconut Burfi Ingredients [with Jaggery], Calories, Benefits

This TrekBite is a juicy burfi made out of dry coconuts. It is a sweet that can be an instant energy booster. To make it healthier you can have it prepared with jaggery. You will be blown by the taste it offers along with other health benefits.

Names

PlaceName
Most parts of north IndiaNariyal Burfi
PunjabNariyal da Burfi
Andhra & TelanganaKobbari Burfi
ManipurYubi Burfi
MaharashtraNariyal ki Burfi
AssamNarikol Burfi
BengalNarikel Burfi
KarnatakaKobri Mithai
Tamil NaduTengai Burfi
Kardantu called in different places across the world

Origin

August 29, 1911

The need for a Wrestler

Buri translates to something snowy (Burf is snow in Hindi). A Punjabi bodybuilder from India by the name Harbans Vig was bored of consuming ghee and milk.

August 29, 1911
January 10, 1912

Barfi’s invention

He decided to do something delicious too and retain his fitness and strength. This is when he mixed milk, cream, sugar, and ghee along with nuts.

January 10, 1912
February 12, 1912

Satisfying Sweet

This gave birth to the burfi as it was white in color and looked, and felt like snow. This satisfied Harbhan’s craving.

February 12, 1912
July 7, 1925

Adding coconut

Coconut was added to this delicious sweet and in many cases, sugar was substituted with jaggery to make it healthier.

July 7, 1925

Regions

Barfi is available in these places

Ingredients

Coconut (Dry)
Ghee
Milk
Sugar or Jaggery

Variations

Cashew
Peanut
Almond
Cocoa Powder
Vanilla
Cardamom

Shelf Life

Up to about 7 – 10 days

Portion

It is very juicy if prepared the right way. Along with its deliciousness, it also increases the hemoglobin level, proving its worth during a trek as a TrekBite. You can eat 1-3 burfies at a time and not more than that.

Sides

NA

Nutrition

Calories182Sodium27mg
Total Fat7.7gPotassium104mg
Saturated4.7gTotal Carbs29g
Polyunsaturated0gDietary Fiber1.8g
Monounsaturated0gSugars26g
Trans Fat0gProtein1.6g
Cholesterol1.8mgCalcium1%
Vitamin A1%
Vitamin C1%
Nutrition from 1 piece of Coconut Burfi

Benefits

coconut is rich in dietary fiber, manganese, copper, iron, and healthy fats
this burfi is rich in Vitamin B6
heart protective good cholesterol is raised by a saturated fat called lauric acid
the immune system is taken care of by the ingredients along with the strengthening of bones

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