Kopra Pak ( Gujarati Recipe)

Kopra Pak ( Gujarati Recipe)

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Although very delicately-flavoured, this coconut sweet gets a rich feel thanks to the tinges of saffron and cardamom that are added. I would suggest the use of traditional coconut grater in order to attain the perfect texture of this sweet. Another key ingredient is the mava, which helps to bind the kopra pak well. Also, make the saffron-milk mixture exactly as mentioned in the handy tip, so as to enhance the colour of the pak. Pay attention to both the texture and the colour; and you are sure to have edible gold on your hands!

Kopra Pak ( Gujarati Recipe) recipe - How to make Kopra Pak ( Gujarati Recipe)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 15 pieces
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2 cups grated fresh coconut
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup mava (khoya)
1/2 tsp saffron (kesar) strands , soaked in 1 tbsp of warm milk , refer handy tip
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
3 edible silver foil

For The Garnish
a few almonds (badam) slivers
a few pistachio slivers

  1. Combine the coconut, sugar and milk in a non-stick kadhai, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 15 to 17 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  2. Add the saffron-milk mixture, mava and cardamom powder, mix well and cook on a slow flame for approximately 10 minutes or till the coconut mixture becomes sticky and forms a lump.
  3. Transfer the coconut mixture onto a greased 175mm. (7”) diameter and 25mm. (1”) thickness thali and spread it evenly using the back of the spoon.
  4. Cover the kopra pak with edible silver foil.
  5. Allow it to cool for atleast 30 minutes and cut into 15 equal pieces.
  6. Garnish with almond and pistachio slivers.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. Warm the saffron, rub it with your thumb, add the warm milk, again rub with your thumb and keep aside for atleast 30 minutes.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per piece
Energy130 cal
Protein1.5 g
Carbohydrates15.2 g
Fiber1.8 g
Fat6.8 g
Cholesterol1.6 mg
Sodium4.6 mg


Kopra Pak ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 25 Oct 19 06:53 PM

maam coconut used over here is dry coconut?... if not then can we use same method for dry coconut?
Tarla Dalal
30 Oct 19 04:15 PM
   Hi, You can try with dry coconut, but the timing might vary of cooking. Do try the recipe and give us your feedback..
Kopra Pak ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 30 Aug 19 12:35 PM

Tarla Dalal
30 Aug 19 04:03 PM
   We are delighted you loved the Kopra Pak recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
Kopra Pak ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 30 Sep 16 02:55 PM

Tarla Dalal
30 Sep 16 02:56 PM
   Thanks Heena. We are delighted you loved the Kopra Pak recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
Kopra Pak ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 29 Sep 16 01:19 PM

I had referred to this recipe in the beginning of last year and there were so many reviews with valid suggestions which I had incorporated when making this recipe. I have tried to look for the other reviews but cannot find them. Please upload the other reviews which have helpful tips and suggestions. Thank you
Tarla Dalal
29 Sep 16 03:59 PM
   Hi Arzina, please check Meena Desai''s comment. Hope this helps. Also here is our latest recipe and video of it. http://www.tarladalal.com/Kopra-Pak-2035r Hope this helps.
कोपरा पाक
 on 11 Feb 16 05:19 PM

Tarla Dalal
12 Feb 16 12:05 PM
   Thanks Raval. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
Kopra Pak ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 17 Aug 12 03:15 PM

I made this kopra pak for Raksha Bandhan It is simply superb & mouth watering It was distributed among many people every body called me up to say how tasty it was. I am also asked by two my relatives to make this fabulous kopra pak for them. Of course I have used the milk maid and milk powder as suggested by Shirin Motani as it was readily available at home I would like to suggest with the increased quantity of coconut one must recduce the quantity of milk