The festive season is in full swing. Diwali is right around the corner and I thought I’d quickly share a recipe for these delectable coconut laddus. Every festival has its own charm and Diwali is no different. The diyas (oil lamps), the food, the fireworks, the grandeur all make up the festive mood around this joyous festival. Celebrating these traditional festivals to me mean reliving the memories of the past and creating new ones along the way.
These laddus are super simple to make. If you have made besan laddu or rava laddu before, these pretty much follow similar process. It takes only a handful of ingredients to make these bites of deliciousness. The dry shredded coconut can be substituted with fresh coconut and it might yield even better taste since they are unprocessed and have full fat content. I’ve used finely shredded coconut but you could instead use coconut powder for a much smoother texture.
If you are short on time or just want to make a sweet that is easy but super flavorful, try making these coconut laddus.
Have a happy and safe Diwali!!!
– 1n1/2 cup of finely shredded dry coconut (un-sweetened)
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 3/4th cup milk
– 1 tsp cardamom powder
– handful of cashews
1. In a wide pan, saute the shredded coconut on low flame for about 5 to 6 mins. Make sure it doesn’t change color.
2. Add sugar, cardamom powder and milk now. Saute until the sugar has melted well and everything comes together for another 5 mins.
3. In a small pan, heat 1n1/2 tablespoon of ghee. Add cashews and saute until they are pale brown. Now, add the cashews and the ghee to the coconut mixture.
4. Mix everything well. Remove the pan from the stove and let it cool down just for a few mins. The mixture should still be warm.
5. Mold the laddus to your desired size. I decided to make small lime sized ones. Add more milk a teaspoon at a time if the mixture feels dry.
Here are some other sweets you could make for Diwali –
Paramannam – Jaggery Rice Pudding
A must treat during festive season specially in bengali culture. Mom made a batch for me before she left 🙂
Mom’s cooking is always the best! Enjoy the laddus 🙂