The moment I saw Veena's recipe, I knew I was going to make it for Navarathri. As I was doing it, I was reminded of the Milkmaid advertisement in Doordarshan where the mother would roll the ladoo in dessicated coconut.. Back then, that ad would make me salivate very badly. I curbed all those carnal instincts since I was making a neivedyam and proceeded with the job on hand. Being a no-cook sweet, it can be quickly assembled while visiting any friends or relatives, or can serve as an excellent quick fix dessert for an emergency sweet craving.
Navarathri Neivedyam II - Dessicated coconut laddoos with condensed milk
Ingredients (yields 10 medium sized laddoos)
Dessicated coconut (store bought): 1 heaped cup + 2 tbsp (for rolling the laddoos in them)
Sweetened condensed milk (milkmaid): 1/3 cup
Sugar: 1/4 cup
Elaichi powder: 1 big pinch
Ghee: 1/2 tsp (optional, just for greasing your palms while making laddoos)
Mix the dessicated coconut, sugar and elaichi powder thoroughly.
Now pour the condensed over it and mix well with your hands.
Now this coconut mixture will become slightly moist. Knead using fingertips and you will be able to make laddoos out of them.
Make medium sized ladoos.
Spread the 2 tbsp of dessicated coconut in a plate. Roll the laddoos in this.
Dessicated coconut ladoos are ready in 10 minutes flat!
Offer to God and enjoy!
This neivedyam finds its way to 'Only' Festive Food Event conceptualised by Pari and hosted this month by Preeti.