Coconut Laddoo

My little one is so fond of laddoos that I knew it would be easier for me to do a week long of category as part of the cooking carnival...the weird thing is that when I went through my blog to see which all Laddoo recipes I have posted so far, I was shocked to know that it has been shockingly negligible.

Unlike my childhood when laddoos were made for some special occassion, my little one gets to feast on it anytime. But my mom used to make 100s of these little monsters at one go. At times, I have managed to make 2 laddoos on demand for short break tiffin. I have in a way commoditised the laddoo making process.

This week, I will be sharing the entire batch that got prepared in 2-3 hours of a lazy sunday afternoon..

To kick off , I will share the easiest recipe of laddoo 

2 cups freshly grated coconut (use only white flesh, avoid mixing the brown skull)
2/3 cup full fat milk
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup jaggery
2 tbsp chopped , semi crushed mixed nuts (cashews, almonds, pistachios)
1 tbsp raisins
1 tspn cardamom powder
2 tspn clarified butter/ ghee
1) In a non stick pan, on low-medium flame, heat the ghee.
2) Add the coconut and quickly saute it for less than a minute.
3) Add the crushed nuts and raisins and mix well.
4) Now add the milk and continue sauteing until the mixture slightly thickens.
5) Add the sugar and grated jaggery and continue to stir until it melts and the mixture starts sticking together. Do not overdo this, as soon as the mixture is slightly dry it is good enough
6) Add the cardamom powder and mix well
7) Let it cool down completely
8) Now using greased palms start making small balls of the mixture. Roll it gently when they are firmed up 
9) Store on greased plate of butter papers

Store in refrigerator until they disappear. 


Gayathri Kumar said…
These ladoos are one of my fav from childhood days. Your version looks so inviting..
I have yet to try the fresh coconut ladoos , they are tempting me ! Can i use sugar instead of jaggery , if so what proportion ?
Usha said…
Oh, so the theme of the week is laddu? I pretty much like any laddu except boondi laddu. So looking forward to this series. Whenever there was excess coconut, these use to show up on the table as evening snack when growing up. Never tried jaggery version though.
Priya Suresh said…
If i prepare this laddoo, i wont stop munching them, dangerously addictive.
Srividhya said…
kids approved ladoos. Can't go wrong.
Harini R said…
One of my favorite kind of laddu.
Coconut is my weakness and these mist, juicy laddoo will be over within few minutes.
Archana said…
Love these monsters as you call them. I can have them all.
Kalyani said…
I make barfi with coconut & jaggery, but ladoos are a great option too :)
Smruti Ashar said…
The ladoos look so pretty yet easy to make!! Loved it. Making this in Diwali this year :)
Suma Gandlur said…
I have made coconut Laddus without any dairy or with the addition of condensed milk. I am a sucker for desserts and your post has been duly bookmarked.
Pavani said…
Delicious looking laddoos Pradnya. Perfect make ahead dessert.
i have made this with dessicated coconut, never tried with fresh coconut, thanks for giving an easy sweet for diwali!!!!
Srivalli said…
Ary wah your son loves Laddos!..what a fantastic thing prandya..wish mine liked them too..nobody touches laddoos at home..coconut version sounds and looks yum!

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