It is raining sweets everywhere as we are gearing up to celebrate Diwali. The celebrations are not the same in the new normal except for the variety of sweets and savory dishes we get to enjoy during this festival. May the festival of lights bestow upon us more Positivity and Peace. It has been tough for all of us. Lets cheer up to the festive spirits with a big Smile. We don’t use fire crackers here as we do our part to save the environment and also as we play our part towards social responsibility.Check out this delicious Paneer Almond Coconut Burfi in case you are looking for last minute recipes.

What is Diwali?

Diwali / Deepavali — festival of lights celebrated during the month of Kartika. We decorate the whole house with colorful lamps and lighting. Diwali is celebrated by Indians across the world. Families gift each other with amazing gifts. Whole street is well lit and decorated with beautiful Rangoli. In North India Lakshmi Puja is performed to attract wealth. All the offices do perform puja in office .

What is the theme for Shhhhh Cooking?

This month the theme suggested by our dear Admins Mayuri Patel and Renu is Diwali Dhamaka,. Do check the lip smacking Kalakand with Cottage Cheese by Mayuri Patel. You should check her space for many amazing recipes .My partner this month is Renu one of the admins of this fabulous group. She is a versatile blogger and blogs at Cook with Renu. She gave me two secret ingredients Ghee and Saffron and I gave her Milk Powder and Almonds.She created these delicious Milk Powder Chocolate Ladoo and I made Paneer Almond Coconut Burfi.


Preethi Prasad
Burfi with melt in the mouth texture that is perfect for any festive occasion and super addictive too.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 People


  • Wide Bottom Pan
  • Spatula
  • Grater


  • 1 Cup Freshly Grated Coconut
  • 1/2 Cup Finely grated Paneer
  • 2 Tsp Coconut Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Powdered Almonds
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 10 Strands Saffron
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 Tsp Cardamom Powder


  • Soak saffron in warm milk and keep it aside
  • Finely grind the Raw almonds and keep it aside
  • Heat the wide bottom pan on medium flame. Add ghee
  • Add freshly grated coconut and roast for 3 minutes.
  • Add sugar , finely grated Paneer and mix all the ingredients.
  • Keep stirring and ensure it does not burn.
  • After 5 minutes add saffron soaked milk and powdered Almonds.
  • Mix well until it starts to form a lump and leave the side.
  • Lastly add coconut cream and give it a good mix.
  • After 2 minutes sprinkle cardamom powder and mix gain
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Grease tray and place the baking paper.
  • Transfer the mixture on this baking paper and spread evenly.
  • Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Cut into desired shapes and serve or store it in an air tight container.
  • The weather being unpredictable here I keep the container in the fridge.
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  1. 5 stars
    Preethi, I am a huge fan of coconut barfi. Your paneer almond coconut barfi is super tempting. For this Diwali season have already made my coconut barfi. Next time, which will be probably around Christmas, I am surely trying out your unique recipe or adding paneer. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Diwali.

  2. 5 stars
    Preethi, I loved the addition of paneer and almond powder to your coconut barfi. Sometimes, one does not have khoya, so paneer is a wonderful replacement. With the aroma of saffron these must have tasted heavenly. I am adding these to my bucket list.

  3. 5 stars
    coconut and paneer – what’s not to love… and that it comes tigether quickly is a huge bonus too ! great share, Preethi.
    PS – loved the new commenting box layout too!

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