Coconut Barfi: The eighth manifestation of Maa Durga, Mahagauri, is worshipped on the eighth day of Chaitra Navratri. Maa Mahagauri represents spirituality, tranquilly, and purity in Hindu mythology. You can offer Maa Mahagauri this delectable prasad recipe on this day.
Coconut Barfi: Ingredients
- Scraped coconut fresh 2 cups
- Ghee 1 tablespoon
- Castor sugar (caster sugar) 1-1½ cups
- Milk 1 cup
- saffron strands a pinch
- Green cardamoms 3-4 + for for garnishing
- Pistachios Chopped to sprinkle
Grease a baking dish with ghee.
In a nonstick skillet, melt the sugar. Add milk and cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar melts. Mix in the saffron thoroughly.
Crush cardamoms coarsely in a mortar with a pestle, then add to pan and mix.
Cook on low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Turn off the heat and stir in the ghee.
Level out the coconut mixture in a greased baking dish. Cool before sprinkling with cardamom powder and pistachios.
Slice and serve.
This year’s Chaitra Navratri festival gets underway on March 22. The Hindu festival of Chaitra, which lasts nine days and usually occurs in March or April, is one that is observed by Hindus. Hinduism celebrates the goddess Durga and her nine forms or avatars during this important holiday.