Sunday, 29 September 2019

BEST COCONUT LADOO

When I imagine coconut flavours, I think of delicate, fresh, creamy, and that's exactly what these Coconut Ladoos are. 

Coconut ladoos are hugely a popular Indian sweet recipe, made and enjoyed during Indian festivals such as Navratri, Diwali, Holi or Raksha Bandhan. 

These easy and sumptuous ladoos are made using only 3 ingredients - desiccated coconut, milk, and sugar. Here is how to make the best coconut ladoos.

When I imagine coconut flavours, I think of delicate, fresh, creamy, and that's exactly what these Coconut Ladoos are. Coconut ladoos are hugely a popular Indian sweet recipe, made and enjoyed during Indian festivals such as Navratri, Diwali, Holi or Raksha Bandhan. These easy and sumptuous ladoos are made using only 3 ingredients - desiccated coconut, milk, and sugar.



Now that the Indian festival season is approaching, we have an excuse to get busy in the kitchen! It's time to get cracking on snack foods such as Methi farsi puri , Ratlami sev  and my personal favourite - Indian sweets Fig chocolate and cashew rolls , Thor - Meetha Saaata, Habshi halwa

When I imagine coconut flavours, I think of delicate, fresh, creamy, and that's exactly what these Coconut Ladoos are. Coconut ladoos are hugely a popular Indian sweet recipe, made and enjoyed during Indian festivals such as Navratri, Diwali, Holi or Raksha Bandhan. These easy and sumptuous ladoos are made using only 3 ingredients - desiccated coconut, milk, and sugar.


We recently played a little game in the house, in which we had to work out which Indian sweet/mithai best described different members of our family. Coconut ladoos came up in the mix.. so naturally, I'd been craving for them since. I bought all of the ingredients and had a go making them once I found the time. The result definitely curbed my craving and everyone was super happy with the way that they turned out, and because the recipe is pretty straightforward, I wasn't slaving away in the kitchen either!

When I imagine coconut flavours, I think of delicate, fresh, creamy, and that's exactly what these Coconut Ladoos are. Coconut ladoos are hugely a popular Indian sweet recipe, made and enjoyed during Indian festivals such as Navratri, Diwali, Holi or Raksha Bandhan. These easy and sumptuous ladoos are made using only 3 ingredients - desiccated coconut, milk, and sugar.


Circulon Total Stainless Steel 24cm Shallow Casserole Review


To make our Coconut Ladoo, we needed a high-quality non-stick pan as all of the ingredients used in the recipe can be easily burnt. We used our Circulon Total Stainless Steel 24cm/2.8L Shallow Casserole.



In particular for making Indian sweets, you need to get them a little TLC making non-stick pans a necessity. For years, my mum used her heavy-bottomed pans from India but we needed good options from pans available here in the UK. We know that we can rely on Circulon to provide the best non-stick surface for our kitchen endeavors. We previously used the Circulon Infinite Wok to make a Burnt Garlic and Tofu Rice.

The Circulon Total Casserole is oven safe, dishwasher safe and also Induction suitable. It heats up to 20% faster with no hot spots and boasts vigorously tested high heat resistant handles for safe use. The body of the pan is beautiful stainless steel, with an extra thick steel base. It has a hard anodized body for durability, comes with a tough glass lid and for peace of mind a lifetime guarantee.

The pan was an absolute joy to use, I had no worries of the milk sticking to the pan when heating and was super easy to wash up. I love the mirror effect of the body of the pan - it's beautiful whilst still being a very sturdy pan.

Now that Christmas is approaching, this casserole would make for a wonderful gift option for those who love to cook, or those who are starting out (and need the extra security of using a good quality non-stick)!

How To Make The Best Coconut Ladoo At Home?


Always use a nonstick or heavy bottom pan to prepare coconut ladoo, and cook the ladoo mixture on a very low heat to avoid sticking the mixture to the bottom of the pan.

Never use rancid desiccated coconut, if you use the expired shelf life or stale coconut, the freshness of the ladoo is not guaranteed. If the coconut is yellowish. very dry or brittle, that means that batch of coconut has gone bad.

I have used fine variety of desiccated coconut but you may use medium too.


It is always best to add sugar when the milk totally dries up.


Frequently Asked Questions:


How long do coconut ladoos stay fresh?

These ladoos stay fresh for a couple of days at room temperature around 18-20C, refrigerate if you want to keep for a week or so. Just bring it to room temperature before consuming it.

Can I add any flavours or nuts to it?

Although these coconut ladoos are so delicious as it is, you may add cardamom powder or extract, saffron or rose water. Nuts such as cashews, pistachio, almonds can be added into the mixture before rolling the ladoos or garnish after giving the shape.

Coconut ladoos suitable for Navratri fasting?

Absolutely yes, also these ladoos are naturally gluten-free too.

The Ingredients Needed For Coconut Ladoo:



  1. Desiccated coconut - It is available almost everywhere and can be found in lots of varieties, but here we are using fine variety. 
  2. Milk - Whole milk works best as this milk has more fat which provides a richer and creamy taste.
  3. Sugar - Normal white granulated sugar works fine. 


Other Coconut Recipes That You Might Want To Try: 



COCONUT LADOO



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Coconut Ladoo | Nariyal Ladoo


Yield: 24-26 small ladoo
Author:
prep time: cook time: 45 Mtotal time: 45 M
These delicate, fresh and melt in mouth coconut ladoo, prepared with only 3 ingredients. This recipe is easy and foolproof, have a go at making these today.

ingredients:

  • 200g + 4 TBSP fine desiccated coconut
  • 750ml whole milk
  • 200g sugar

instructions:

How to cook Coconut Ladoo | Nariyal Ladoo

  1. Dry toast the coconut in a wide and large nonstick pan over low heat for a couple of minutes without burning or getting brown.
  2. Remove it in a plate, and keep it aside for later use.
  3. In the same heat milk and bring it to boil over medium heat.
  4. Turn the heat low and add toasted coconut, reserve a few spoons for decorating later.  
  5. Keep stirring continuously and cook the mixture until the milk dries up completely. 
  6. Add sugar, keep stirring the mixture at this stage again mixture will become watery and loose.
  7. keep stirring the mixture until the mixture starts leaving the pan and become shiny and quite firm.
  8. Remove the mixture in a wide plate and bring it to room temperature.
  9. Divide the ladoo mixture into an equal portions and make round balls.
  10. Roll them into the remaining coconut.
  11. Once totally cool, store it in an airtight container.

NOTES:

I have used medium size desiccated coconut for rolling the ladoo, but you can use fine variety if you like.
Add cardamom powder for cardamom flavour coconut ladoo.
Calories
55.88
Fat (grams)
1.29
Sat. Fat (grams)
0.83
Carbs (grams)
10.33
Fiber (grams)
0.09
Net carbs
10.25
Sugar (grams)
10.26
Protein (grams)
1.04
Sodium (milligrams)
16.42
Cholesterol (grams)
3.21
The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.
coconut, ladoo, nariyal, diwali, navratri, raksha bandhan, easy coconut ladoo, ganesh chaturthi
Dessert, Snack, Mithai
Indian
Created using The Recipes Generator


Disclaimer- I was gifted the Circulon Total Stainless Steel 24cm shallow casserole and not told or paid to write anything positive. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you, Circulon team.

21 comments:

  1. Gorgeous looking, pristine white coconut ladoos looks so tempting Jagruti. Your clicks are awesome and I am so tempted to make it soon for upcoming festivals.
    Fabulous share.
    Lata

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    1. Thank you Lata! Coconut Ladoos are good option to celebrate any Indian festivities.

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  2. I am moving next door to you! All these sweets make drool! Love love coconut Ladoo. Wish I could pick one up! And your pictures are spectacular!

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  3. Definitely the best because these are made from scratch! Boiling milk till solidified surely adds so much richness to the laddoos... Totally delicious...

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    1. Thank you Rafeeda and that's a highlight of these coconut ladoos :)

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  4. Coconut ladoos are famous in every state of India and each home has their own favourite recipe..your ladoos look awesome

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    1. Thank you Amrita and best part is that they all are equally delicious.

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  5. Coconut barfi or coconut laddoo is my all time favourite. Love the beautiful clicks of this mouth watering Indian sweet. These laddoos are always on my list during Diwali festival.

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    1. Thank you Mayuri, coconut ladoos are always hit in our family.

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  6. The coconut ladoo looks so delicate and mouth watering. I always make coconut ladoo with condensed milk, this method sounds more easy and delectable.

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  7. This is the quickest and easiest sweet we can prepare and can't go wrong with making this sweet. A favourite at home too!!...Such beautiful captures!!

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    1. Thank you Padma, totally agree coconut laddos one of the oldest and easiest Indian sweets recipe around.

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  8. The ladoos look absolutely mouthwatering and your clicks are making them all the more irresistible. Perfect recipe for the upcoming festive season!

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  9. Awesome !!! These coconut ladoos look just like melt in mouth kind :) With just 3 ingredients this a definitely easy-peasy type dessert one should try for festive time ....

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  10. Coconut ladoo looks so inviting and feel to grab from the screen. I always use condensed milk. Love the way you have used milk with sugar. Lovely treats for upcoming festival season

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  11. Coconut ladoo is one of my favorite Indian dessert recipes. There are so many beautiful memories associated with it. Loved your simple recipe, need to try it soon. Your photos are awesome too.

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