Diwali countdown has begun! I’m busy wrapping up my work orders, home repair projects. The house is getting a sparkle and shine, we are filling it up with flowers, candles and diyas. Yes, you can almost smell the sweet excitement in the air. With the biggest festival comes the food..sweet, savoury, rich, delightful, indulgent! What’s Diwali without mithai? And nothing like homemade treats like these Easy Coconut Ladoos ( laddu)!
I have to be honest, while I’m not much of a mithai maker, every year I do like to make at least one kind at home. It usually is Besan Burfi or Coconut Saffron Burfi or the simplest besan ladoos. Last three years, I’ve been attempting to make coconut ladoos, but never got them right. Yes, I’ve somehow managed to bungle up the easiest of them all!! This year though, I nailed them, all thanks to the wonderful recipe from Veg Recipes of Karnataka .
They turned out moist, soft, with just a slight chewiness, sweet but not cloyingly so. Fabulously easy and quick to make too. I made these in about 20-25 minutes, including the rolling time!! Faster than the time it would take anyone to drive up to a shop and purchase some, right?
Making your own sweets at home isn’t just about getting control on the ingredients you are using ( which is so great), it’s also about making your own traditions, memories with your loved ones. That’s the most precious gift, gift of love, you pass on to everyone around you.
I hope you’ll enjoy making these with your family and enjoy them as much as we do. Wish you all a very happy and peaceful Diwali!
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I mixed a little bit of dried rose petal powder with desiccated coconut for rolling the laddoos in, just to add some colour and fun. 🙂 Its completely optional though. For making your own, please check the recipe for Coconut Almond Rose Bliss Balls.
Easy Coconut Ladoo ( Laddu)
- 1 tbsp Ghee
- 1/3 cup Milk
- 1/3 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Mik powder
- 3/4 cup Dessicated coconut
- 1 tsp Cardamom powder
- 2 tbsp Dessicated coconut For rolling the ladoo/laddu
- Heat ghee in a non stick pan. Immediately add milk, then sugar, then milk powder. Continuously stir on low heat until the mixture becomes thick. Make sure its lump free.
- As soon as the milk mixture thickens, add the dessicated coconut and cardamom powder. Cook for about 5 minutes, till it all comes together.
- Let it cool for 4-5 minutes, then roll it into even sized balls and dust liberally with coconut. Serve immediately!