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Coconut Ladoo

Happy New Year 2014!

I wanted to start the New Year 2014 with a sweet and coconut ladoo has been on my ‘to-try’ sweet list for a long time now. What better way to welcome 2014 than preparing something that I wanted for a long time. This is the first time I tried this recipe it was so moist, soft and tasty.






Ingredients:

Grated coconut (fresh/dried) 1 and ½ cups tightly packed
Sugar ½ cup (adjust according to taste)
Whole milk 2 cups
Powdered elachi/cardamom a pinch
Broken nuts 2 tblsp
Ghee or melted butter 1 tblsp

How to:

  • Use a large, flat, heavy bottomed skillet and add milk to it.
  • If using fresh coconut add the coconut to the milk now. If using dry coconut you can let the milk boil for 5 minutes and then add the coconut.



  • Stir the coconut and the milk for 15-20 minutes in medium flame.
  • Once the mix is dry, add the sugar and ghee. Adding sugar will make the dish more watery.

  • Keep mixing until the dish is fully dry. When you try to squeeze the dish with a flat ladle, you should not be able to see wetness in the skillet.
  • Do not burn the dish. Keep the flame in medium. Once the dish is done switch off the flame and let the dish cool. You can add the broken nuts.
  • When the dish is warm, make small balls out of it.
  • Moist and sweet coconut ladoo is ready.

Tips:


Beginners can prepare this dish easily as there is absolutely no way to spoil the dish as long as the flame is medium and the coconut doesn’t brown. Good Luck.