Today's recipe in my festive food series is Coconut ladoos or Narkel Naadu as we call it in Bangla. This is a very simple dish, with very few ingredients.My mother used to make them regularly and stored them in airtight containers. I don't make them quite often, as my kids prefer baked items, like cake, muffins etc. But this time I hv decided to try out all the bengali sweets at home.
Milk : 1/2 cup
coconut : 2 1/2 cup
Sugar : 1 1/2 cup approx. (can add more if u like it too sweet)
Cardamom powder 1/2 tsp (optional)
Pour the milk in a pan. Add cardamom powder to it and let it boil. Keep aside 5-6 tbsp of grated coconut for rolling purpose. Once the milk starts to boil add the coconut (shredded) into it. Mix it properly. Now add sugar and cook it on medium heat till the mixture starts leaving the sides.Remove from the heat and let it cool down a bit. Now make small size balls from this mixture and roll it on the shredded coconut. Delicious ladoos are ready to eat!
For variation you can also insert kishmish/finely chopped almonds in the ladoos.
Do try it and let me know how it turned out.
Happy cooking !!!