When the festival season arrives, it is time to brush up our laddoo making skills and to expand our choice of laddoos because from Ganpati to Diwali, laddoo is a favourite offering to God. And laddoos like this Coconut Laddoo are also easy to make. Immensely rich and tasty, this Coconut Laddoo has a luxuriant milky flavour and an exciting mouth-feel that combines the crunch of coconuts and nuts with the creaminess of condensed milk. Keep aside some desiccated coconut to coat the laddoos, as that gives a very appetizing appearance and taste.
|Freshly grated coconut||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Melted ghee||1 Tablespoon|
|Condensed milk||1/2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Finely chopped mixed nuts||2 Tablespoon|
|Cardamom||1 Teaspoon ((((elaich))))|
|Desiccated coconut||1/2 Cup (8 tbs) ((((for rolling))))|
1.Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan and add the coconut and sauté on medium flame for 6 to 7 minutes or till it turns light brown in colour.
2.Add the condensed milk, mixed nuts, saffron strands and cardamom powder, mix well and cook on medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring continuously.
3.When the mixture leaves sides off the pan switch off the gas and transfer the mixture onto a plate and keep aside to cool 30 minutes.
4.Once cooled, divide the mixture into 14 equal portions and roll each portion into a round laddoo.
5.Roll each laddoo in the desiccated coconut till they are evenly coated from all the sides.
6.Serve or store in an air-tight container. Use as required.
These laddoo stay fresh in an air-tight container for a week at room temperature.