Coconut Sweet / Coconut Fudge / Coconut Barfi - call it whatever name you want.
Serves 6 Preparation and cooking Time 45 minutes
2 cups scraped coconut
2 cups sugar
½ cup milk
1 tablespoons butter or ghee
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
½ teaspoon food colouring (pink or green)
Take a thick -bottomed vessel and heat the sugar and ¼ cup water on high heat. When the sugar melts, add the cocoanut, vanilla essence and the milk. Cook on medium or low heat till the mixture thickens and leaves the sides of the vessel. Mix in the butter / ghee. Drop a teaspoon of the mixture in a cup of water and if it forms a ball when rolled between the fingers, the right consistency is reached. Grease a flat plate well and pour the mixture on to it. Cool and cut into squares.