Monday, September 27, 2010

Coconut Ladoo / Sweet Coconut Balls

DRIED DESICCATED COCONUT: Coconut comes in dried forms as well as fresh. Most chain supermarkets have the sweetened variety only. For this recipe look for the unsweetened grated or shredded coconut in a health food market or Asian market. Both forms may also be found in the freezer in Asian groceries. Dried coconut can keep at room temperature for several months if sealed in plastic bags. This dish is very easy and can be made instantly, & served as a dessert, or anytime snack

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 5 mins

Ingredients:
2 C desiccated coconut
1/2 C set aside to roll these coconut balls (laddus)
8 Oz condensed milk
1 tsp Cardamon Powder / few seeds
some saffron strands & little ghee (clarified butter)
A pinch lemon - yellow food color (optional)


Method:
1.. In a heavy bottomed pan, pour condensed milk & saffron strands / food color, mix it & let it get warm and then add desiccated coconut to it.
2.. Cook over low flame mixing it continuously for about 3-5 minutes.
3.. Add cardamom powder, few cardamonseeds.
4.. When the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, remove from flame & let it cool down for about 5-7 minutes. Don’t let the coconut mixture cool completely as it hardens quickly and it will be difficult to roll into balls. When it is still warm to touch apply ghee on your palm, take small portions and roll into a balls.
5.. In a cup, add already kept aside, dried coconut & roll each balls in it, so that the dry powder coats well on it..
6.. Place on a plate to dry.

Optional Garnishing:

Colored coconut scrappings can be sprinkled over the Laddus.
Garnish with roasted almonds or cashew nuts (optional)

Event Participation:
These Coconut Laddoo's is our contribution to DLC food festival, hosted by Divya.
This goes to PJ's event Lets Go Nuts- Coconut



This dish also goes to Think spice- think spiced sweet treats, hosted by Sunita.

28 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow my favourite ladoo's......looks yum....feel like eating them right now......

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Looks so awesome... I am hungry now...

Prathibha said...

They look really yumm..Would like to grab them from the screen gal..

Kalaivani said...

Ladoos' makes me to drool.Love the dry coconut coat.I can feel the taste with condensed milk.

Pooja said...

oh i never knew coco ladoos were this simple..thanx a ton..i love these ladoos.going straight to the kitchen to prepare these

Preeti Singh said...

You are perfect mind reader yaar ....
was thinking to make some.... and these loodoosssssss look heavenly...very tempting.

Priya said...

My fav...lovely presentation and laddoos looke prefect and gorgeous!

Ashwini said...

wow.. the laddoo looks perfect..please pass few them pls..

Pavithra said...

Lovely laddoos..drooling. Something for u in my blog.

Happy cook said...

Beautiful and they look so perfect shape.

Parita said...

Wow these look delicious!! looks perfect, lovely click!!

Pooja said...

hi just tried the ladoos and it tasted great ! i have published it my blog please check

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks Everyone for your healthy comments..it really boost me up..oH YA EVERYONE gets one laddoo from my plate..enjoy...

Thanks Pooja for trying out my recipe, your laddoo looks good too..

Uma said...

Pretty laddus! looks tooo tempting. Yum!! :)

Nithya Praveen said...

They looks really cute...nice one!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

I do luv making this laddu's. Easy to make yummy to eat. Nice presentation:).

Kalai said...

Coconut is my favorite!! Ladoos look perfect. Will have to try this. :)

iRaw said...

These look beautiful and delicious. Well done!

kittymatti said...

this looks great n simple! nice post!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks Everyone for your healthy comments..Please do visit again for more healthy recipes..

Varunavi said...

Lovely ladoos,yummy clicks

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Whoa,looks gorgeous and neatly done,wanto taste one:)

Aruna said...

Oh yummy these are my favorites, thanks for posting.:-)

rekhas kitchen said...

what a shape and what a pic.looks so tempting ummmmmm mouthwatering.

Prajusha said...

looks yummy and delicious. drooling pic:)
thnks
prajusha
www.icookipost.com

didolivescooks said...

Such a festive recipe! congrats!
I invite you to post your festive recipes at global ganesha food festival
http://didolivescooks.wordpress.com/dlc-food-festival/
The sooner you post the more views for your recipes ;),
See u there!

churningthewordmill said...

thanks for putting up this recipe.. i have been looking for it for agessss!!! will try it soon!:D

didolivescooks said...

thanks for entrering into DLC global ganesha food festival... This ladoo did bring some festive spirit ;)

 
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