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Recipe | Easy to Cook Semolina Coconut Barfi

Today’s recipe comes from our reader, Musky. It’s an original recipe of a sweet dish – Coconut Semolina Barfi. A personal favorite of the contributor and one that requires simple ingredients and is hassle free to prepare. So let’s get started!


Recipe | Coconut Semolina Barfi – Assamese Style.


  • 1 and ½ cups Shredded Coconut
  • 2 cups Semolina
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 and ½ cups Warm Water
  • 3 tablespoons Oil or melted Ghee
  • An array of Dry Fruits (Cashew nuts, dried dates, dried coconut, Kishmish, Almonds)
  • Cherry – for Garnish



Ingredients ( top left, clockwise) : Semolina, Dry Fruits of choice (Raisins, Almonds, Dried Coconut pieces, Dates, Cashew Nuts), Grated Coconut and cherries (middle)

Directions to Cook :

  • In a pan, heat the shredded coconut along with half a cup of sugar – until the sugar melts, and the coconut acquires a translucent color. Set it aside.
  • Heat a wok, pour oil and add the semolina. Fry until the semolina turns a golden brown color.
  • Put the flame on low heat, and add the dry fruits and the coconut-sugar mix. Mix it well and cook for 1-2 minutes. Keep stirring continuously.
  • Add another half a cup of the sugar and mix well.
  • Add the warm water and stir vigorously until the water is fully absorbed into the mixture.
  • Put the mix on a flat tray and spread it evenly (flat) – making sure the thickness is same throughout the tray.
  • Cut them in squares or barfi size and add a cherry to the centre of each barfi.

Enjoy these homemade barfis with some hot tea or coffee in the evenings!


Recipe | Coconut Semolina Barfi.

Musky Miris
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