Friday, 31 August 2012

Coconut oats burfi

The other day I stumbled upon the recipe book, I got with Saffola oats  and found that it contains lots of interesting recipes, to inspire my family to have oats, as otherwise they find it very boring to have oats in plain cooked form that too to start the day with it. 

Oats is a good source of soluble fibre, which helps one stay fuller for longer and helps in reducing cholesterol from our body.

I decided to try the Coconut oats burfi since my family love the normal cocunut burfi and believe me it turned to be yummy!!!!!!!!!!!. Will share the snaps soon.

Its the same coconut burfi, but with a twist.

Ingredients                                  Quantity                                                                                    
Milk                                                          : 4 cups
Fresh Grated coconut                      : 2 cups
Powdered oats                                     : 1 cup
Cashew nuts                                          : 1/4 cup   
Thick coconut milk                            : 1 cup
Ghee (Clarified butter)                     : 1 to 2 tbsp
Saffron                                                    : 1 to 2 pinches (Soaked in hot milk)
Cardamom powder                            : 1 to 2 tbsp
Condensed Milk/Brown Sugar      : 1 tin or 2 cups of brown sugar
Salt                                                           : A pinch

Preparation method:                                                                                                                  
  • Take a plate and grease it with ghee before you start to prepare the burfi mixture.
  • Heat a non stick pan, mix all the ingredients together except ghee.
  • Keep stirring and add ghee when it sticks to the bottom of the pan.(add 1-2 tbsp more ghee if required).
  • Stir continously till mixture turns think and leaves the bottom and sides of the vessel.
  • Pour the mixture on the greased plate.
  • Allow it to cool and then cut into small squares.

Note: Please store this in refrigerator as it might get spoiled due to the presence of milk in it.

Health Benefits:                                                                                                                           

Its said that Romans used to cultivate the wholesome, healthy and nutritious Oats around  2500 B.C and it used to be a staple food in most of the parts of Europe.And now with its power to control so many diseases and easy availablity , its become a favourite breakfast options even in India. One should include oats in his/her daily diet menu as its loaded with loads of nutrition. Especially children.

The health benefits of oats are as below: 

  • It contains all the essential Minerals (magnese, selenium), Vitamins(A, E and B1), Protein, Calcium and dietary fiber to keep you healthy and fit. 
  • Oat bran contains a mixture of about half soluble and half insoluble fibers. Our body needs both soluble and insoluble fibers as they help to maintain a good health.
  • These fiber helps in waste elimination aiding in bowel movements and prevents constipation.
  • Studies have shown that oats are almost gluten-Friendly.
  • Oats contains a unique antioxidant called avenanthramide that helps in reducing the chance of heart disease, as it prevents free radical damages of LDL.
  • Since its rich in fiber, its believed to reduce the risk of colon cancer and breast cancer.
  • Its found that children who consume oats regulary as breakfast performs better as the glucose contained in the oatmeal, boost memory and concentration level. 
  • Oats are the best vardhan/boon to diabetic patients as it stablilizes blood sugar level.
Recipe Source:  Saffola Recipe book
Health Benefits source : Google


  1. Hi Preeti.. awesome blog.. best part is that it provides the health benefits as well... I will definitely try this recipe......

  2. Hey thanks a lot ..Do try this. I am sure u will love this.


  3. I was skeptical to try this thinking maybe this will be too sticky and not barfi like.. but after seeing this blog, i am going to try.. will put in my comments on how it turned out to be.. :)


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