This is perhaps the easiest indian sweet (read dessert) that one can make at home. Coconut barfi is absolutely delicious and kids love this more than anyone else.
1. Sweetened condensed milk 397 gm
2. Unsweetened Dessicated coconut or coconut powder approx. 250 gm
3. Green Cardomom powder 1/2 tsp
4. Salt 1 pinch
5. Ghee 2 tsp
6. Pistacios 8 chopped into small pieces roughly
7. Cashews 8-10 chopped into small pieces roughly
Heat a non stick pan on low flame. Add condensed milk, coconut powder, salt, 1 tsp ghee, green cardamom powder and cashews. Stir nicely so that everything is nicely blended. Stir this mixture until it is not flowy anymore. It approximately takes 5 min to reach the right consistency.
Now grease a plate or a baking tray with another tsp of ghee. Transfer the mixture into the tray. Pat so that it is evenly spread out (refer to the picture). Now sprinkle pistacios on top and pat them a little so that they stick on to the surface.
Keep this in the refrigerator for an hour. After an hour, you can cut out the coconut barfi in your favorite shape. My favorite shape is a diamond barfi.
Store in air tight container, refrigerated for upto a week.