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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Coconut Laddu

Coconuts are loved by everyone, from the tender ones to the grated flakes.I, too, love them a lot.In the southern parts of India, many of the dishes are prepared using coconuts.But when it comes to coconut laddu, I don't think there is any partiality of not liking it. The very look itself is a luscious one. The recipe goes very simple with dessicated coconut powder, milk and sugar. Do give these tempting laddus a try and enjoy !!

PICS UPDATED (I have used homemade dessicated coconut in this recipe, link shared in NOTES)

Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~ 17-20 minutes
Author ~ Julie                    
Serves ~ 18-20 laddus
dessicated coconut 3 cups 
milk 1 cup
sugar 1 1/2 cup
cardamom powder 2tsp
almond   15-20 halves


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  • Roast the dessicated coconut on low flame in a non-stick pan till you see light coconut oil streaks on the pan and a good nutty flavour.
  • Add the milk and keep stirring until all milk is absorbed.
  • Add the granulated sugar, keep stirring on low flame. This may take 3-4 minutes when the sugar leaves out moisture and starts cooking. Add the cardamom powder and keep stirring continuously, on low flame.
  • After about 7-8 minutes, the mix is sticky but moisture is dried up. Switch off the flame at this point and keep stirring for another 2 minutes, otherwise the coconut may change colour and start browning. Move from heat and leave to cool slightly. 
  • Start to roll into balls when warm by placing an almond half and make balls. Roll in dry dessicated coconut and keep aside. Similarly, make all other coconut laddus. 
  • Store in airtight containers for 3-5 days, or refrigerate longer.

* I have used homemade dessicated coconut in this recipe, you can use this link to get the recipe.
* The coconut laddu is moderately sweet, you can use 1 cup for mildly sweet version.
* Stays good at room temperature for 3-5 days.Refrigerate in airtight containers for days.


Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh those looks gorgeous and delicious!!! Love the almond decoration :)

Jayanthy Kumaran said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome clicks...very tempting n perfect version Julie..
visiting your space for the first time..amazing blog you have..interesting recipes..
Am your new follower now..:)
do stop by mine sometime..
Tasty Appetite

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx a lot for your encouraging comments!

Raji said... Best Blogger Tips

The laddoos are looking gorgeous...I too make them but I use condensed milk. The almond topping is looking too good.

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely laddus..nice clicks..topping looks great!!

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

hi Julie ,
This is my 1st time to your have a gr8 set of recipes. is my blog.drop by when you get time..
thanks in advance

Christine's Pantry said... Best Blogger Tips

Easy and tasty. Love it.