Strawberry Coconut Laddoo (Rolls)

Strawberry Coconut Laddoo

Strawberry Coconut Laddoo is my fruity version of the delectable Coconut Laddoo - sweet, soft, spherical delicacy made of coconut. Coconut Laddoo is a massively popular "Mithai" (Indian sweet) in North India, available all year round in sweet shops and a huge favorite during Indian festivals. One of the easiest and quickest Indian sweets to make, this fuzzy and delicious delight is a must-try at home for anyone planning to make a party dessert or looking to satisfy their sweet cravings.

Always a rebel at heart, I just had to add my spin to this popular sweet. So I added strawberry to the Coconut Laddoo, and voila! The result amazed me (though I did suspect that I was on to a good thing) - as the soft Ladoo melted in the mouth it released the tangy flavors of strawberry, that swirled in the sweet coconut and amplified its deliciousness. And I just had to keep it all as low-calorie as possible to satisfy my health-nut hubby, so I replaced the more fatty versions of the recipe that use either ghee (clarified butter) or condensed milk, with regular milk (2% fat). Having hubby polish off one laddoo after another was ample proof that my recipe worked - both in taste and in calorie-count. Thanks to hubby, I have no Laddoos left, but I can certainly offer you the recipe... try for yourself :)

Strawberry Coconut Laddoo Recipe


Makes : 18-20 Pieces

Ingredients:
2 cups Dessicated Coconut; grated
1/2 Litre Milk (2% Milkfat)
1 cup Fresh Strawberry purée
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp Sugar, or to taste
1/3 cup Dessicated Coconut; powdered
Water in a small bowl

How to make Strawberry Coconut Laddu (Rolls)

  1. Boil milk in a thick-bottomed deep pan.
  2. Add strawberry puree, sugar and grated dessicated coconut. Cook on medium heat, while stirring constantly.
  3. Once the mixture becomes thick, lower the heat. Cook till the mixture starts separating from the sides of the pan or till the mixture becomes dry & of binding consistency. 
  4. Remove from the heat & let the mixture cool down to room temperature. 
  5. Divide the mixture into equal portions. 
  6. Apply little water on your palms & roll each portion between your palms into medium-size balls/laddoos. 
  7. Roll each ball/laddoo into the powdered dessicated coconut such that it gets completely covered.
  8. Refrigerate till serving time.


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