Coconut Burfi

What You Need:

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup coconut powder
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ tea spoon cardamom powder
  • ¼ cup nuts (cashew nuts, almonds and pistachios) shredded finely
  • 6-7 saffron strands

What You Do:

  1. Mix the cheese, coconut, sugar and cardamom powder in an oven proof bowl.
  2. Broil it for 20-30 minutes, stirring every five minutes. Cook until the sides are brown.
  3. Once it’s ready, take the hot mixture out, put it into another bowl, and add half of the nuts.
  4. Roll the prepared mixture on a flat surface and spread evenly with a spoon.
  5. Allow it to cool down completely, then slice it into squares as you would brownies.
  6. Garnish the top layer of the sweet with the remaining nuts and saffron strands. Enjoy!

More About Diwali

According to legend, Diwali commemorates the homecoming of King Rama, who returned after a fourteen-year exile in the forest. Citizens welcomed him back by lighting rows of lanterns to drive away the darkness. Today, Diwali is a chance to celebrate all the joys people tend to overlook during the year—to visit friends and family, and catch up on news, while gazing at fireworks exploding overhead. It’s also time to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Many businesses tempt her with beautiful decorations, and husbands have been known to lavish jewelry and other gifts on their wives.

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