Coconut barfi with nutty chocolate crust

Ingredients 

 

Full fat milk 1 and 1/2 l

Juice of 1 and 1/2 of a lemon

Khoya or mawa 100 gm

Desiccated coconut 3/4 th of a cup

Powdered sugar 1 and 1/2 cup or adjust as per your taste

Chocolate ganache 1 and 1/2 cups

Roasted and ground cashews 1/2 cup

 

Procedure 

 

  • heat the milk in a heavy bottomed saucepan and bring to a boil by stirring occasionally. Once the milk starts boiling add the lemon juice little by little with continued stirring till the milk curdled.
  • once the milk have curdled, switch off the flames a let it cool a little. Then strain the chenna with the help of a kitchen cloth or any clean cloth
  • wash the chenna with cold running water and squeeze the cloth containing the chenna with full pressure to remove as much water from it as possible
  • now take out the chenna in a flat bottomed plate and press and rub the chenna with your palm for about 15 to 20 minutes or till it comes to a smooth texture
  • now add the khoya and again rub and mix well with the chenna
  • then add the coconut and powdered sugar and mix well with constant rubbing
  • now heat a non stick frying pan at medium flames and once hot add this mixture to it and keep stirring and mixing the chenna mixture untill it stops sticking to the pan
  • now take out the mixture in an oil greased tray or a flat bottomed plate or you can use a parchment paper if available and flatten the mixture evenly on the tray
  • in a bowl mix the chocolate ganache and the ground cashews and pour it on top of the flattened mixture to form a semi smooth layer
  • now keep it in the fridge for about 2 hours and then cut it out into barfis or any shape of your choice.
  • coconut barfi with nutty chocolate crust is ready to be served.

 

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