Coconut Laddoos/ Coconut Fudge Balls
EVENT: DESI BLOGGERS CONNECT
THEME: DIWALI DHAMAKA
The Group Desi Bloggers Connect:
My contribution for this theme is Coconut Laddoos/ Coconut Fudge Balls. Bloggers Connect is a Facebook Group where members support each other by sharing and commenting on each others post. I’ve met many food bloggers though this group. For this Diwali Festival, the admins decided that we should prepare a sweet and savory or either dish to share for the theme.
When I volunteered to take part in this event, I had jotted down a few options. One was a recipe that my mother in law use to make often during Diwali. However, its a bit time consuming and it will have to wait for another time. After I got back from India, wasn’t keeping well because of a very bad viral infection. It has taken a couple of weeks for me to overcome it. I had planned to mark a sweet dish that my Mother in Law use to make often during Diwali. However, due to my illness had to cancel the idea as its a time consuming recipe.
Coconut Laddoos/ Coconut Fudge Balls – my contribution
I was going to inform the admins that I cannot take part. Then I remembered the quick coconut laddoos/ coconut fudge balls recipe that I usually make for Diwali. Every year, I make a huge batch to give out as Diwali gift. I also serve them to people who come home to wish us on that day. As I hate to back out at the last minute when I’ve committed to something, I thought that these coconut beauties would make a perfect contribution to the Diwali celebration.
Diwali Celebration/ Diwali Dhamaka
Diwali is known as the festival of Lights. And it is one of the most important festivals celebrated by Hindus world over. The celebrations include making a variety of food for families and guests. We also carry out various religious ceremonies. Read more about Diwali here.
Our Diwali Celebration
As hubby and I are getting older, we tend to miss family even more during the festivals and Diwali is no different. I really wish we could be with them. However, that it is not possible. We have a tradition of inviting the few family friends we have over for dinner or lunch. I try and make it as festive as possible.
Diwali Goodies that I always make:
- Masala Farsi Puri – spicy fried puri or crackers
- Magas – famous Gujarati Sweet made from Chickpea Flour
- Kansar – Diwali festivities begin with this humble sweet dish
- Googra – another Gujarati speciality. Fried Pastry is filled with nuts and semolina. My all time favorite.
- Some years It is tough a choice between Boondi Laddoo and Mohanthal.
- I make Gur Na Ladwa in remembrance of my mum.
- Date and Nut Cookies to add to the goodie bag I prepare
- Kiddies too need special treats, so I make Coconut Chocolate
- These Saffron Pistachio Muffins too go in the goodie bag.
Coconut Laddoos/ Coconut Fudge Balls
Coming to this easy peasy recipe, its a must for coconut lovers like me, I cannot resist anything that has coconut. Once you have the ingredients at hand, its very easy to make. So lets get right to the recipe. The combination of milk powder, ghee (clarified butter) and milk makes the fudge. You can roll the coconut balls or laddoos in coconut, or finely chopped nuts. Sometimes for a more festive look I roll them in colored sprinkles or chocolate ones.
Ingredients required for Coconut Laddoos/Coconut Fudge Balls
Desiccated Coconut – best to use unsweetened. Need extra for coating the balls.
Milk Powder – any variety
Milk – fresh milk
Melted Ghee or Unsalted Butter – make sure you measure melted ghee or butter
Cardamom Powder – best to grind fresh for full flavour
Rose Water – optional
- Gluten Free
- Vegetarian – no eggs, gelatin
COCONUT LADDOOS/ COCONUT FUDGE BALLS
- 4 cups milk powder
- 2 cups desiccated coconut unsweetened
- 1 cup milk at room temperature
- ⅓ - ½ cup melted ghee (clarified butter
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ tsp cardamom powder
- 2 tbsp rose water
- Mix milk, ghee and rose water in a wide pan.
- Put the pan on low heat. Immediately add the milk powder and stir the mixture till its like a smooth paste.
- If there are lumps, break it with the back of the spoon. Remember to keep on stirring continuously for 2-3 minutes.
- Add sugar and keep on stirring it, over low to medium heat. At this stage the mixture will become like a liquid.
- Keep stirring and cooking it for 3-4 minutes over low heat.
- Add the desiccated coconut and cardamom powder. Keep on stirring till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan and comes together like a dough.
- Take the pan off the heat. Remove the mixture into a bowl or plate.
- Let it cool till you're able to touch it without getting burnt. Don't let it become cold completely, otherwise it becomes difficult to roll into balls.
- Grease your hands with some ghee or butter.
- Take about 1 -1½ tbsp of the mixture and press it in you fist and roll it into a ball.
- Roll the ball in desiccated coconut and keep on a tray or a plate.
- Roll balls with the remaining mixture. Grease your hands often so that the mixture does not stick to your hands.
- Store in the fridge in an airtight container till you're ready to serve it.
- Use unsalted melted butter instead of ghee.
Add flavours of your choice like orange zest, vanilla, etc.
Roll the balls in finely chopped nuts or sugar strands.
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October 21, 2018 at 6:36 pm
Hard to resist to this incredible coconut laddoos.. Such an easy peasy recpe na, just love to dish out these laddoos often especially for sudden get together. Our favourite anytime.
October 21, 2018 at 10:49 pm
Thanks Priya and yes very easy to make.
Seema Doraiswamy Sriram
October 22, 2018 at 6:03 am
This is simple and so satisfying. More over it is coconuttyyyy…I cant resist
October 22, 2018 at 10:20 pm
Heeheee Seema, me too just love coconut laddoos.
October 23, 2018 at 1:08 pm
Coconut ladoos look so delectable, they are tasty, I had made earlier. Lovely share.
October 23, 2018 at 8:44 pm
Thank you so much Jayashree.
October 24, 2018 at 12:35 am
These incredibly looking and moreish coconut laddos are my favourite, with just a few ingredients, easy and fuss free recipe you can have super duper looking sweets in no time on your table.
October 24, 2018 at 6:35 pm
Thanks Jagruti.. don’t know how I’d missed blogging these as I make them for gifts.
October 26, 2018 at 9:26 am
laddoos look delicious.. my favourite as well…
October 26, 2018 at 10:03 am
October 31, 2018 at 3:50 pm
Coconut laddos are so simple and easy to make yet super delicious. This recipe comes handy not only during festive season but also when we crave for quick and easy dish to satisfy our sweet tooth.
October 31, 2018 at 8:09 pm
That’s so true.. whenever I need to carry something sweet for my Lions Meetings, I make this.. easy and everyone enjoys them.
November 1, 2018 at 4:24 am
Delicious and easy to make .. Coconut laddoos are perfect for any festival.
November 1, 2018 at 3:47 pm
Thank you so much Shobha.
November 1, 2018 at 2:07 pm
The ladoos looks so tempting and so easy to make just loving it .
November 1, 2018 at 3:42 pm
Thank you Soma.
December 7, 2018 at 5:41 pm
They look so tasty! Coconut and fudge are among 2 of my most favorite things on the planet! I can’t wait to try these!
December 7, 2018 at 6:45 pm
Thanks Beth, I too love them and they also make a great homemade gift.
December 7, 2018 at 6:54 pm
I love that you can make these from the store cupboard so perfect for gifts. I love anything with coconut in so I’m sure I’ll be eating them as soon as I make them though!
December 7, 2018 at 11:01 pm
Do try them, they’re easy to make and yes delicious.
December 7, 2018 at 8:45 pm
It looks like an easy recipe to make and I’m sure they’ll taste delicious! Thank you for sharing it 🙂
December 7, 2018 at 11:00 pm
Most welcome Claudia..its easy and tastes good.
Jeannette (Jay Joy)
December 8, 2018 at 6:01 am
I am so happy about this alternative to the normal fudge. The combination of milk powder, ghee and milk sounds simple and divine! I live on an island and we are always looking for new ways to use the coconut shavings!
December 10, 2018 at 7:29 pm
Thank you so much Jeannette, if you don’t get ghee you can always replace it with butter or coconut oil.
December 9, 2018 at 7:44 pm
Anything coco will make me go nuts – this recipe sounds really delicious.
December 10, 2018 at 7:27 pm
Thank you so much Ramona.
August 1, 2020 at 6:40 pm
October 14, 2020 at 8:25 am
Easy and quick festive recipe.. love coconut ladoos and these are a must make on menu for festive occasions.. beautiful festive pics
October 14, 2020 at 7:07 pm
Thank you so much Swaty and yes during festivals some of these easy recipes come in handy.
October 14, 2020 at 10:42 am
So many festivals are on the way. This could be a perfect sweet. Love coconut and milk sweet. This is a combination of both. It’s so irresistible. It looks fudgy and yummy. Great share di.
October 14, 2020 at 7:07 pm
Thank you so much Malini. Make it for the festivals and enjoy.
October 14, 2020 at 1:26 pm
Coconut laddoos are such an inviting and delicious recipe. I loved your version of using milk and milk powder. I always admire these cute small snow balls. I make palin one, rose flavoured and pan flavoured ladoos.
October 14, 2020 at 7:04 pm
Thanks Niranjana, its a good recipe when khoya is not available. I sometimes add rose water but has enot tried with pan flavour.
October 15, 2020 at 2:58 am
Coconut ladoos look incredible. They are so easy to make and versatile as we can add so many different flavours. Perfect edible gift for any festive occasion. Home made edible gifts are the best. Milk powder is a nice option when there is no Khoya.
October 15, 2020 at 6:48 pm
Thanks Preethi and that’s so true as khoya is not easily available in Canada so this recipe comes in handy when I need to make coconut laddoo for my son.
October 15, 2020 at 11:26 am
I love coconut in any form, these Ladoos looks so inviting and delicious. It looks perfect for this festive season, can’t wait to try them. I have never tried with milk powder, it sounds interesting, will try this method.
October 15, 2020 at 6:46 pm
Thank you Jolly, please do try the recipe.
November 2, 2020 at 10:05 pm
These ladoos look so cute, just like snowballs! I love the addition of rose water to them for fragrance and exotic flavor.
November 2, 2020 at 10:32 pm
November 3, 2020 at 1:18 pm
This is such a great combination of flavours. I love coconut candy, so I know that I will enjoy this. Probably eat about half a dozen in just a minute!
November 3, 2020 at 5:52 pm
Thank you so much Azlin and then I can imagine you running to burn all those calories 🙂