This Pineapple coconut barfi was one of those Ah ha!! That eureka moments for me when I sliced a small piece for myself after my two boys finger licked their share.
The ‘ber months always make me feel nostalgic.. They remind me of the lanes I left behind in my rush to keep moving & grow up quickly but somehow every year these few months drag me back, heel foot and head to those forgotten misty lanes. The temperatures dip slightly in my beautiful costal hometown bringing in the mist from the oceans beyond and I remember as I used to stand staring into the future past the shrouded sun would make its brief appearance as if playing a game of hide and seek. The early morning chirping of the birds would be broken & starkly pierced by the resounding blowing of the conch shell and the repeated ringing of the temple brass bells signalling the commencement of the commerce of the lanes.
As the birds would fly out in flocks from the banyan tree as if running late for an appointment, the ringing of the bells would also bring in the urgency in the milk delivery man and the fishermen would noisily heave their catch from the ocean. The flower girls would be on the streets and the small tea stalls would be handing out cardamom infused chai in little glass tea cups with big round large biscuits. Memories are such fine figments of ones journey through life.
September heralds the birthday of Ganesh- the potbellied everyone’s favourite god, Followed by Dussherra in October and Diwali in November leading up to the grand Bada Dina (the big day) Christmas. Sweetmeat shops are at their peak of production and sales and every year they try and outdo their own milestones and that is how I remember fondly these ‘ber months.
Sometimes when you challenge yourself and are able to create that something unique that amazes you and for a brief instant makes you vain, you know in your heart of hearts that it is the true essence of victory, for what else is victory if not for being able to make you realize that you too have the potential of a genius hidden within yourself that a completely novel idea springs forth from absolutely nowhere & your own creation makes you smile for it has managed to surprise yourself.
This Pineapple coconut barfi was one of those Ah ha!! That eureka moments for me when I sliced a small piece for myself after my two boys finger licked their share and impromptu hugged me thanking me for the sweetmeat, As it melted into the deepest recesses of my soul I realised it would be unfair of me not to share it with all of you who have come to be my dearest friends on the web in my journey in life. Now if you are looking for another different version this barfi then the beetroot barfi/ fudge is a keepsake too.
Lets make this Pineapple coconut Barfi
PIn it for later