Vegan Dessert Recipe: Apple Coconut Barfi

Apple barfi

Barfi is  an Indian sweet usually made from dairy products. This is an easy-to-make vegan barfi with 5 simple ingredients that have a soft texture, melting in the mouth.

Ingredients, Serves 6
1 cup apple, thickly grated with skin
1 cup desiccated coconut
½ cup walnut
¼ tsp cinnamon powder
10 soft dates, soaked and deseeded
Garnishing
Chopped pistachio & almonds
Rose petals

Preparation
Soak the walnut for 30 mins.

Method
1. In the pan, dry roast the walnut on slow flame for 5 mins. Then switch off the stove, add the coconut and roast it until the pan is hot.
2. In a blender, add coconut, dates, cinnamon powder, and walnut and blend it until sticks to each other.
3. In a bowl, add the grated apple and the coconut dry mixture and mix it well.
4. Take a small square shape mould or 7”inches diameter thali and spread a bakery paper or parchment paper, pour the mixture and spread it using a spatula.
5. Garnish with chopped pistachio, almond & rose petals.
6. Keep in the refrigerator for 1 hour and then cut into square shape pieces.
7. Always store in an air tight container in the fridge and stays up to 4-5 days.

Recipe by Nidhi Parekh
Nidhi Parekh is an Early Childhood Educator in Mumbai, India who runs a start up “ninos Out-of-School Club“. She works with children from 8 months to 13 years focusing on honing their various developmental skills. She also works with parents to spread awareness about parenting. Since the beginning of 2019, she and her husband are following a whole food planted -based lifestyle (healthy vegan). While moving on this journey she has created many recipes to satisfy her foodie husband’s taste buds and she wishes to share her lovely recipes.

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