Out of all the traditional Indian sweets, coconut burfi is the one easy to make at home sweet that you would find in every part of the India and savored with equal liking for every occasion and festival. It is popularly known as thengai barfi in southern India, kopra pak in Gujarat and as nariyal ki barfi in northern India. Making it at home requires just 3 basic ingredients; fresh coconut, sugar and milk and you can give it your own personal touch by adding either cardamom, saffron or pineapple essence. To give it a richer taste and texture you can either use condensed milk or mawa (khoya) which also helps in binding the mixture. This step by step photo recipe of Nariyal Barfi uses condensed milk (which is easily available in any grocery store) for smoother feel, cashew nuts for extra nutty texture and cardamom powder for nice flavor. Don’t forget to see tips section below give it your personal touch and alternative of using fresh coconut.