Sharing these easy to make coconut laddoo recipe that I made on the occasion of janmashtami a few days back. Though I don’t observe fasting anymore, I do pooja at home. I have very fond memories of janmasthmi as a child. I have been brought up in a joint family so you can imagine the scenario. All the kids used to observe fast and used to break it at 12 in the night after doing pooja. Our pooja ghar used to be in the terrace so just imagine the fun we used to have the entire day, from decorating the jhula and pooja ghar to helping mummy and chachis in making laddoos. I can really go on and on about the these things.
Also, while typing this I realised that I haven’t really shared a lot of sweet recipes that I make at home during festivals. After gur makhana, this would be my second sweet recipe that I have shared so probably you can expect some more of them here in this space in the coming days as festivities have officialy begun.
Anyway, coming back to the laddoos, I usually make coconut laddoo with full cream milk but here I have used packaged toned milk and added milk powder for the rich taste. I have also used desiccated coconut powder and not fresh coconut. If you try the recipe and use full cream milk than you can completely skip adding milk powder. These laddoos tastes excellent and the texture is just so perfect.
2 cups desiccated coconut powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk powder
2 cups milk
1 tbsp ghee
2-3 cardamoms, powdered
Lightly roast coconut powder in a tbsp of ghee. Don’t let it turn brown, keep it in low flame. Once done, transfer the powder to a plate. In the same kadhai, add milk. Let the milk come to a boil and let it boil in high for 2 to 3 minutes. Add milk powder, mix and cook for 2 more minutes. Now add coconut powder, let it come to a boil and then turn the flame low. Let it cook, it will thicken after a few minutes. Keep stirring so it doesn’t stick to the bottom. Once its almost dry, add sugar, mix and cook again till the mixture starts leaving oil. By the end, the mixture will be thick enough. Switch off the flame. Add cardamom powder, mix, let the mixture cool down a little and then make laddoos.
You can also roll the laddoos into some desiccated coconut powder like I did but it’s completely optional.
You can also make this using fresh coconut but you need to roast the coconut really well in ghee.
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