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Coconut Ladoo


Delicious coconut balls is a true relish for sweet lovers. It has the rich flavor of coconut and cardamon. Easy to prepare sweet it hardly takes 10 minutes to put together. It is best when served warm and fresh. One of my friend loves it as a chilled  dessert. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients
Shredded Coconut- 2 cups
Sweet Condensed milk- 1 cup
Milk- 1/2 cup
Sugar - if you need extra sweetness
Cardamon powder- 1/2 tsp
Ghee- 2 tsp
Cashew nuts chopped- 2 tsp
Sweetened coconut powder- 1/4 cup

Heat a heavy bottom pan and add ghee and coconut. Roast them for a few seconds till there is a slight change in color. Do not allow the coconut to change color to brown. Add in half cup of milk and allow to cook. Now add in the condensed milk and cardamon and stir well. From a loose mass the mixture will get thick and form a single mass. Continuously stir in till the mixture leaves the edges of the pan. Spread it on a greased tray and allow to cool a bit or till it is safe to handle. make small balls or ladoos and roll on coconut powder and then allow to cool off completely.


This is a happy moment for me. I feel extremely happy and honored to receive "One Lovely Blog Award" simultaneously form Six blogger friends of mine Akhila of Learning to Cook, Deepa,Soumya, Priya of Elaichii, Akheela of Torview and Biny Anoop. 

Thank you ladies for your appreciation and support. It means a lot for my blog and for me personally. Do visit their blog for yummy recipes which you will surely be tempted to try out.

Here are the rules of the award:

1. Accept the award.
2. Pass it to 15 other bloggers.  Please don't leave it general and just invite all your blogger friends to collect the Award.  It's always nice to be nominated so please  nominate 15 friends to share the award with.

3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they’ve been chosen.


It is hard picking fifteen bloggers as there are so many who constantly encourage me and have maintained warm friendly relations both within and outside blog world. Adhering to the rules I would like to share this with


Sangeetha of Kothiyavunnu
Uma of Uma's Culinary World
Deepa of Hamaree Rasoi
Nisha of Nisha's Kitchen
Madhu of Sweet Spicy and Sour
Beena Shylesh
Reshmi of Rookie Qookie
Maya and Lakshmi of Yummy Team
Satrupa of Food for Thought
Umm of Taste of Pearl City
Kairali Sisters
Roshan of Roshan's Cuisine  
Aipi of US Masala
Sree of Sree's Recipe
Nami and Suni of Collaborative Curry


Thank you all once again...

Comments

  1. Congrats Suja!
    Thanks Suja for sharing the award!
    share some ladoos too :).. love coconut ladoos!

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  2. That was real quick..sure dear would love to share the ladoos too:)

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  3. congrats suja, beautiful ladoos, yummy

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  4. Congrats Suja chechi and those laddos looks awesome, eniku ella ladduvum eshtanu, be it coconut, rava, boondi enthum..

    Thanks a lot for sharing your happiness with us...

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  5. congrats on your award, :) wish u many many such lovely awards. ladoos are awesome. will try this recipe at my home:)

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  6. So cute and pretty looking laddoos..I would love to have one now :)
    Congrats on the award Suja..well deserved and thanks a lot for sharing it with me..means a lot to me..lots of love!!

    US Masala

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  7. Congrats Suja...coconut ladoos look delicious...my fav for Diwali...

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  8. Congrats dear, ladoo looks so yum and perfect click too..

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  9. Those ladoos look so tempting, especially the one with red specs! Congrats!

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  10. Lovley laddoos,perfect click. Congrats on ur awards!!!!

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  11. kandittu kothi varunnu photo super ayittundu ketto

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  12. Ente fav annu coconut laddoo but I have never tried preparing it. Will try this recipe for sure..Yummy yummy laddus..

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  13. And Congrats on your award!! Thanks a lot for sharing it with us :)

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  14. Laddu looks superb .Congrats and thanks for sharing the award:)

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  15. Coconut laddoo looks delicious..And congrats for your award..

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  16. Thats a lovely ladoo..looks irrestitable.Perfect round ladoos !!

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  17. Yummy ladoos. Congratulations on your award, thank you so much dear for sharing with me :))

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  18. Thanks for the award Suja! It was so nice of you to think about me.

    Nice looking laddos. 1 question though, why are you using coconut powder again in the end?

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  19. Delicious ladoos...so tempting..nice click...

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  20. coconut ladoos looks divine ...love ur version ..yummy ...congrats on ur award dear

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  21. divine looking dessert...my all time favourite. Congrats on the award too.

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  22. congrats well deserved
    coconut laddoos looks delicious

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  23. Irresistible coconut laddoos, feel like gobbing some..congrats on ur award Suja..

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  24. Thanks for sharing the award with me ....... Coconut laddus are my all time fav. Looks gr8 !

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  25. Congrats on ur award! the ladoos looks awesome... very beautifully presented!

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  26. njanonnu eduthotte......adipoli

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  27. Cute looking laddoos..Looks sdelish

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  28. Hi. The laddoos look absolutely lovely and the touch of pink, beautiful.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  29. Adipoli suja..kanumbo sharikkum thinnan thonnum..Congrats and wishing many more to come da..pinee thx for sharing with me..very happy to receive it from utou..:)

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  30. Wow...adipolyayittundu...........Looks delicious and nice clik too.....

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  31. Congrats on your awards...! ladoos looks so inviting and tasty !!

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  32. Wow,the middle one looks so pretty,nice recipe!

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  33. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)

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  34. Yummy and delicious.Very tempting.......

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