November 30, 2022

Navratri 2022 Day 8 special recipe: Coconut barfi prasad for Goddess Mahagauri

ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

On the 8th day of Navratri, Mahagauri is thought to bless Hindu devotees with fearlessness and well-being. She holds a damru and a trident in her two fingers whilst the opposite two fingers are held in postures of ‘abhay’ and “varad” and with 3 eyes, 4 fingers and an even complexion, Mahagauri is thought to defeat all evil forces of the universe.

White and yellow are Mahagauri Devi’s favorite colors, so devotees consume white or yellow-coloured meals and put on garments in those colors. If you’re fasting this Navratri and yearning a scrumptious white or yellow-coloured fudge that your entire circle of relatives will love, here is a 15-minute recipe to make Coconut Barfi as prasad or in bhog for Goddess Mahagauri this 8th day of Navratri.


3 cups grated coconut, contemporary or frozen

1-1/2 cups sugar

¾ cup heavy whipping cream

3 tablespoons confectioners sugar

½ teaspoon freshly floor cardamom

A teaspoon of ghee for greasing

Finely chopped pistachios for garnishing, not obligatory

Tools used:

Non-stick kadhai

9-inch sq. pan


Heat a non-stick kadhai over medium-low and upload grated coconut, sugar and cream. Mix them properly until they’re properly mixed. Continue to prepare dinner them whilst stirring regularly until the combination turns yellowish golden in colour and begins leaving the edges of the kadhai.

Remove the kadhai from warmth and upload cardamom powder and confectioners sugar and blend properly. Grease a thali or a 9-inch sq. pan with ghee. Pour the combination into the greased pan and unfold it lightly.

Sprinkle finely chopped pistachios (if the usage of) and let the coconut barfi set for an hour or so within the fridge. Slice the barfi into 16 equivalent items. Store within the fridge for per week.

(Recipe: Anushree Shetty)