Ladoo is a very popular Indian sweet. Ladoo prepared with dry coconut or desiccated coconut and mawa is coconut ladoo. Coconut ladoo bursts with the flavors of coconut and has a hint of cardamom. Nariyal ladoo is soft and moist and has melt-in-the-mouth texture. Coconut ladoo recipe calls for a handful of ingredients and is very simple and quick. It is absolutely fuss-free as it doesn’t call for any sugar syrup etc.
It is often prepared on special occasions and festivals. Coconut ladoo can also be prepared to gift to friends and relatives as these are pretty simple and quick to make.
Mawa/Khoya: This coconut ladoo recipe calls for khoya. I prefer to use homemade khoya for this recipe. Soft khoya works best for it. The khoya is cooked till the bind-able consistency. If you have hard khoya, you can add little milk to make it soft and workable.
Dry coconut/copra and desiccated coconut: I prefer to use grated copra i.e. dry coconut kernel to make coconut ladoo. Further, I have coated the ladoo with desiccated coconut. You can use desiccated coconut to make the ladoo but dried coconut gives better flavor.
Powdered Sugar: Since sugar is added after cooking the mawa, it is important to use powdered sugar. Otherwise, the crystals of sugar will ruin the texture of ladoo.
Flavoring: Cardamom complements the coconut ladoo beautifully.
Nariyal ke ladoo can be prepared on special occasions or festivals etc.
1.This recipe makes 10-12 coconut ladoo.
2.In a mixing bowl add 1 and ½ cup of grated copra. Add powder of seeds of 8 cardamoms and ¼ cup of sugar which has been powdered. Mix and keep aside.
3.In a pan heat 1 cup of khoya.
4.Cook till the khoya becomes golden in color and leaves the sides of the pan. I have not used any ghee as the khoya was greasy enough. However if you feel the khoya is dry, you can add in a teaspoon of ghee.
5.Take it out on a plate and let it cool till it is warm.
6.Add the coconut- sugar mix prepared at step 2.
7.Mix and shape into laddoo.
8.Roll it in desiccated coconut.
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME 15 minutes
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