Sweets!! my favourite food, to make or to eat. They r so quick to prepare, well most of them, and sooooo yummylicious too. With Diwali around the corner, kukskitchen tried a few of them too. There is an interesting story to share about one of them, let me leave that till I post its recipe ;-) It was sooo embarassing!
Anyways, anything to do with coconut and I get excited, yes me the Keralan wakes up again. One night I had the erge to eat some thing sweet and, as it always happens on such occasions, there was nothing sweet in the house, well, except for sugar and honey. I was so desperate for a sweet and it was past 10 at night already, and we were watching X-factor. My mind got to work, something very quick to make, with the ingredients I already have stock in house. Something that I can prepare during the ad break!
YESSSS! The good old 7 cups, my mums masterpiece. I was so happy and I raided my cupboard. And to my despair there was no gramflour left. Oh dear. What next? Coconut balls! Yes, that is the verdict. Coconut balls it is then :-)
Here is how I made it.
Preparation: 10 mts
Cooking Time: 15 mts
Makes approx 16-18 balls
Grated coconut, dessicated - 4 cups
Milk powder - 1/2 cup
Condensed milk - 1 tin (400g)
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
A few tbsps of dessicated coconut to garnish
- Heat 1/2 tbsp ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add coconut and saute for 4-5 mts on low flame.
- Add 1/2 cup milk powder and a tin of condensed milk and keep stirring constantly (on low flame) till it starts leaving the sides of the vessel, approx 8-10 mts.
- Add 1/2 tsp cardamom powder and mix. Turn off heat and cool. Grease you hand, make small coconut ladoo balls and roll in dessicated coconut.
In an air tight container, place the balls in your fridge for longer shelf life.
At room temperature they stay fresh up to 2-3 days.