Friday, October 28, 2011

Coconut Laddu

Hope all of you had a wonderful Diwali. I too had a great time with my family and close friends. Today's recipe is another sweet, Coconut Laddu. I made these on the Diwali eve and distributed these laddus to our friends. This was the first time I tried out these laddus and they came out awesome. My hubby is a sweet lover and he was really impressed. My friends also appreciated and they said the laddus tasted just like the store bought ones. I was so flattered and on top of the world. I come from the Land of Coconuts - Kerala...and I was wondering why I never tried these yummy laddus before :)




What you need?

2.5 cups shredded Coconut (fresh or frozen)
1 cup Milk
1.5 cups Sugar
1 tbsp broken Cashews
2 tsp Ghee
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
1/4 cup sweetened Coconut (optional)


How to prepare?

Heat ghee in a pan. Fry the cashews till golden brown and keep aside.

In the same ghee, saute the grated coconut for 3-4 minutes or until the raw smell goes. Now add milk and allow it to boil. Stir continously and cook until the milk is all absorbed . Add the sugar and cook by stirring continuously until you get a thick mixture. Now add cardamom powder and mix well. When the mixture starts leaving out the pan, its done.

Remove from heat and keep the mixture aside. Roll them into laddus while they are warm. Now roll over these laddus on the top of sweetened or regular coconut for extra taste. Place one cashew on top of each laddu. The laddus are now ready, serve when they are cooled completely. Refrigerate them for storage.



Makes about 20 laddus.

Notes:
* Use condensed milk instead of milk and sugar for making quick laddus. Add approx. about 1 3/4 to 2 cups of sweetened condensed milk.
* If you feel the mixture is very sticky while rolling, grease your hands with a little ghee and then roll into laddus.
* You can avoid frying the cashews in ghee, instead place whole plain cashew on top of each laddu.
* You can also garnish with other nuts or raisins.






28 Tasty Comments:

sangee vijay said...

Super delicious coconut laddu sobha...it's been ages I had them :( I wish to be your neighbor to taste the laddu on festival day :) seems you had a blasting fun with your family n friends...super !!!

Archana said...

Delicious and beautiful.Happy Diwali!!
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Alpana said...

Awesome , awesome awesome Sobha ......I'm sure these were a hit with everyone.....ever since I made these with condensed milk & post them I have already made them 4 times.....& they are such a big hit. Everyone is telling me that I should start marketing them. I can imagine how your's must have tasted as they look very moist & delicious. Will try this version also . Thanks for sharing. Great to hear U you had a wonderful Diwali.

Deeksha said...

Laddoos with fresh coconut sounds so delicious.

vineetha said...

That looks so pretty and cute,I too havent tried or tasted this ladoo ...

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Delicious Coconut Laddu Dear.Luks temptingly yum yum.Luv it.

Square Meals said...

Looks Yummy :-)

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking laddoo

Vani said...

Nice recipe..laddoos are tempting me a lot!!

Priya said...

Woww cute looking snow balls..feel like gobbing some..

Santosh Bangar said...

nice idea i also make these laddoo. super pic

Now Serving said...

Looks So delicious - coconut is my weakness :)

Suja said...

Tempting melt in mouth ladoos..yummy

julie said...

Delicious n mouthwatering ones.. ..lovely for Diwali!!

Rekha shoban said...

yummy ladoo! for this diwali i prepared...

Neha said...

Lovely looking ladoos....

R said...

they look really delicious!

Amina Khaleel said...

wow... laddos look awesome...i too made a sweet with coconut.. made coconut burfi... will be posting it soon..

Kalyani's Platter said...

looks delicious and tempting clicks .........

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lovely looking ladoos dear. Wonderful clicks as well.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

soujanya said...

They look soo lovely!!!
tempting..

Kaveri said...

Mmmmm...These laddoos look mouthwatering...hope you had a great diwali

Tina said...

First time to ur beautiful blog..Coconut ladoo looks mouthwatering...Following uuuuu.

Treat and Trick said...

Beautiful and so tempting!

Kurryleaves said...

coconut laddus look delicious...easy and yummy recipe...really tempting dear..

Sowmya said...

Very inviting laddoos.....lovely clicks too!

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Purabi Naha said...

Oh, I can have a box of coconut laddoos at one go! Your's look so tempting!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Delicious and lovely one.

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