Nice ladoo recipe, I tried it for the first time at home though have grown up eating these since childhood as mom use to make these ladoos on puja or selective festive occasions, I thought I could manage this one, took the recipe from her and gave it a shot; the outcome was great! I think this is one of the quickest, easiest way to make a sweet
- Dry coconut grated – 1 1/2 cups
- Makhana (Puffed Kernel of Gorgon Nut or Fox Nut (not Lotus seed)) – 1 cup
- Tarbooj Seeds (Watermelon Seeds)- 1 teaspoon
- Dry fruits of your choice ( I used Almond)
- Cardamom Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
- Sugar for Syrup – 1 cup
- Dry coconut powder for rolling the ladoos – 2 tablespoon
- Water – 1 cup
In a kadai, dry roast the grated coconut, watermelon seeds and the makhana separately. Now in a blender coarsely crush the roasted makhana. Remove it from the kadai and keep aside.
Makhana (Puffed Kernel of Gorgon Nut or Fox Nut (not Lotus seed))Picture -
In the same Kadai, make a sugar syrup of one thread consistency by adding sugar to water and gently stirring it on low flame till it reaches a one thread consistency (dip a spatula in the mixture and check it with your forefinger and thumb, you will see a single thread when touch from both forefinger and thumb). Add crushed cardamom powder to it. Now your syrup is ready.
Sugar Syrup making is very important step for this recipe, it should not be too watery and should reach a one thread consistency else tha ladoos will be too sticky to manage.
Mix the dry roasted mixture of coconut, watermelon seeds and makhana into the sugar syrup and stir gently for about few minutes. Add dry fruits of your choice, I added sliced almonds to it. Let the mixture cool for few minutes, now with both the hands make ladoos with firm grip of your hands, make small balls of the mixture and roll them in the dry coconut powder. You can also make burfi with this but I prefer ladoos.
The ladoos will be little sticky initially but after few hours they will be fine as the sugar syrup will be absorbed in the ladoos well. Tip – Prepare in advance these ladoos if you plan to serve them on any particular occasion.
Your recipe of ladoos is ready.
Enjoy these Ladoos without any Ghee!!