Monday, December 13, 2010

Coconut Ball


4 cups fresh coconut, outer skin/brown skinned removed and grated
12 oz condensed milk.
1/2 tsp powdered cardamom powder
1 Tbsp ghee/Clarified butter
1/4 cup dried cranberries
15-16 slightly roasted whole Almond
1/2 cup fresh coconut flakes


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and keep it aside.Heat ghee in dutch oven over medium high heat, add grated coconut and on low flame cook the same stirring continuously, so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes and then add the condensed milk and mix everything properly. Keep stirring continuously until the mixture gets thick and begin to stick together. After 3-4 minutes you will see everything combined together then, just take small amount of the mixture and try making a ball and if it does not fall through then the mixture is ready make laddu.At this point of time add cardamom powder and dried cranberries to the mixture and mix everything well.Turn of the flame and wait for couple of minutes for mixture to cool down little bit to handle without burning your fingers. But the mixture should not be cooled of completely otherwise you will not able to make laddos. Take a small amount of mixture in between your palms and roll down into a golf sized ball. Make a small hole and insert an almond and again roll the laddos into a smooth ball.Now roll the laddos in fresh coconut flakes to cover them on top. Keep it on the baking sheet.Repeat the above two steps to complete the rest of the mixture. Once done, preheat the oven to 400 deg farhenit. Bake the laddos for 4-5 minutes in the oven or until you see the coconut flakes on top gets slightly golden brown. It will not take more than 5 minutes. Cool off completely and enjoy this little goodness.


Post a Comment