A super easy Instant coconut laddoo Indian dessert recipe made with the goodness of almond powder and condensed milk ready in 15 minutes.
It has been an exciting and busy time in the Dutta household with the countdown for the new arrival and finally the advent of our 2nd angel Ryka on 30th September 2015.
‘Ryka’ means born out of prayer.
A name acquired from the prayer of an innocent heart of my elder daughter who has been wanting a baby sister since she was 2! It just goes to show how an earnest and unselfish desire of wanting something has a way of coming true!
Such a blessed feeling!
Like most traditions, the arrival of a new life is always a big celebration!
It is no different in the Indian culture too, just that it needs to start with something sweet.
It is the practice to offer prayers and sweets to God and seek blessings for the new arrival.
Visitors who come to see the baby are offered sweets as a mark of being thankful for the new blessing.
It is considered auspicious!
Considering that I have had my hands full with a little bundle and recovering from a c-section, my choice of making a quick sweet treat that was easy to prepare and make was limited.
Although one could easily buy sweets from the shops, I wanted to make something at home as it’s more fulfilling and I had the help of my mother being around too!
My chosen sweet also needed to be something my global friends did not mind eating.
Indian sweets are an acquired taste. Not all enjoy it as they would enjoy an Indian main or a side dish!
This is a dry coconut laddoo recipe and is super easy to make.
It comes together in 15 minutes and needs only 5 ingredients.
This coconut laddoo made with condensed milk is very similar to taste like the Ferroro Rocher Coconut Raffaello chocolates! Just that it does not have any chocolate.
Add the condensed milk to the coconut and almond mixture and fold it in.
Add cardamom powder and chopped raisins if using them to the mixture.
Continue to stir the mixture until it becomes dry and sticky.
Remove from heat, cool and start rolling them into balls.
Coat each coconut ball with desiccated coconut, garnish with half almond and serve.
Your Almond Coconut Laddoo is ready to be served.
Cooking Tips To Note for Making Almond Coconut Laddoo
Below is the recipe card for you with detailed steps
|For the coconut balls or laddoos|
|Desiccated Coconut – 2 cups|
|Almond Powder – 1 cup|
|Condensed Milk – 1 250 gm tin|
|Raisins (chopped, optional) – Handful|
|Cardamom powder – 1 tsp|
|Desiccated coconut – 1/2 cup|
|Whole Almonds ( cut into halves) – as per the balls|