Now, who doesn’t love a fatafat sweet? I totes do! Coconut Ladoos with Just 4 Ingredients gets all the heart eyes.
This super quick coconut ladoo is bombdiggity and I say so for a very solid reason. All of just 4 ingredients, hella yummy and literally no prep work, it gets done in less than 20 minutes! Can’t really go wrong with that combination.
This was the first sweet I made in Sydney upon arriving here; it is a special memory because this brand spanking new wife was all about wowing her husband with treats. As you can all reasonably guess, it was a huge hit. So much so that he requested I make more and pack some for his colleagues too! You know what they say about proof and pudding. J
Coconut Ladoos with Just 4 Ingredients is making an appearance in this year’s Deepavali menu. Here’s the ridiculously easy sweet for Deepavali or any festival. Also, festivals are just an excuse to have a sweet something, make this when you’re craving a quick sweet fix.
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Here’s how you can make Coconut Ladoos with Just 4 Ingredients:
Yields: 15 to 20 pieces
- Desiccated coconut – 1 cup + ¼ cup for coating
- Condensed milk – 250ml
- Almonds – ¼ cup (chopped or slivered)
- Ghee – 2 tbsp.
- Heat one tablespoon of ghee in a pan.
- Roast desiccated coconut in slow flame until slightly browned. Make sure the coconut doesn’t get too burnt or brown.
- Transfer to a plate.
- In the same pan, add a tablespoon of ghee.
- Roast almonds until golden brown.
- Pour the condensed milk and let it bubble on the sides.
- Slowly add the roasted desiccated coconut to the bubbling condensed milk and keep stirring simultaneously.
- In low flame, keep stirring the mixture until it thickens.
- Turn off the stove when the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
- Allow it cool.
- Leave the reserved desiccated coconut in a plate.
- Grease your palms with some ghee.
- Start making the ladoos by rolling the cooled mixture into little balls.
- Roll and coat each ladoo with the desiccated coconut.
- Coconut ladoos are now ready to serve.
- You could refrigerate and serve later.
- The nuts are optional. Add or replace almonds with you pistachio, cashews or any other of your choice,
- I am not too fond of the cardamom flavour in many sweets, so I have skipped this one here. You could add crushed or powdered cardamom in the condensed milk while it bubbles.
- Add saffron strands to the condensed milk for a rich and luxurious coconut ladoo.
- You could use fresh grated coconut in place of the desiccated ones. However, note that this may extend the cooking time.