Coconut ladoo is simplest of all recipes that I have shared here on this sweet little blog of mine. It had to be simple because these ladoos were made with help of 7 years old cute daughter of my neighbor.
Actually, she was participating in fire-less cooking competition in her school and she had to make something all by herself without using fire.
So, I suggested her to make easy coconut ladoos. Coincidentally, coconut ladoos are her favorite and she instantly liked the idea of making her favorite dessert all by herself. So we both made it – I pitched in only where required.
It was a fun thing to do and even my 3 year old daughter was all excited to see her friend shaping ladoos. She also tried her hand at making ladoos! 🙂
Since I’m talking about kids, I would like to add that if your kid is too fussy about drinking milk (like my daughter), give him/her homemade cottage cheese in various combinations. It’s so healthy and can be easily made at home. You can also try egg-less cottage cheese muffins and healthy and easy Italian veggie potato.
Coming back to coconut ladoo, this recipe only requires mixing of all ingredients and making balls. I find this recipe really handy when I have unexpected guests coming over and I am running short of time.
Alright, here is the list of ingredients for coconut ladoo with condensed milk:
- Condensed milk: ½ tin
- Desiccated coconut: 1 and 1/2 to 2 cups
- Cardamom powder: 1 tsp
- Rose extract: 1 tsp
- Rose petals for garnishing
- Ghee (clarified butter): 1/2 tsp
- In a bowl bring together condensed milk, dry coconut, cardamom powder and rose extract. Mix evenly to bring everything together and form a soft dough.
- With the help of spoon, divide the dough into small equal parts. Apply ghee on your palm to prevent dough from sticking on your palm.
I mostly use home-made ghee in cooking. Do read how to make ghee in microwave where I have shared easy process that I follow to make ghee at home.
- Take each part between your palms and give it round shape.
- Garnish ladoo with some red rose petals, as red petals compliment beautifully with white coconut ladoos.
Both the kids were eager to try the result of their hard labor. 🙂 Truly speaking, I was extremely happy to see both of them enjoying coconut ladoos just like they enjoy having healthy ramdana (amaranth) ladoo.
So, next time when your kid has fire-less cooking competition, you have one more option to pick from. It’s a perfectly suitable and enjoyable recipe for kids to try.
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