The final day of Diwali celebration is called the “Bhai Dooj”. On this day, sisters apply tika on the forehead of their brothers and brothers in return bless their sisters and promise to protect them throughout life. It is a very sacred day for all brothers and sisters. I miss this festival and my brother on this day because I stay away from them……wish on all the festivals to be close to my entire family and friends but may be not that easy in today busy corporate world with job commitments etc…..
When we were kids, I remember we really use to look forward to this day as I use to get lots of gifts from by brothers . With the ongoing Diwali fever, this day would also add a lot to the overall excitement in the family. Meeting up with all the cousins, having meals together, playing and enjoying all day long was a different experience all together and good old days memories.
Now back to my Coconut Ladoos that I prepared today morning, would love to share in my journal for my friends and everyone who makes me feel great by stopping by and going through my recipes, it makes me feel special!! These ladoos are a traditional Indian Dessert, Coconut is the most auspicious fruit for Indian and is used in all ceremonies. These ladoos are easy to make and taste too good.
- Grated fresh coconut – 1 cup
- Milk – 3 cups
- Sugar – 1/2 cup
- Coconut Powder for rolling the ladoos
- Cardamom Powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Take a heavy bottom pan and boil milk along with the grated coconut,after first boil lower the flame and let it cook on low flame. Keep cooking it on low flame till the coconut absorbs the entire milk and gets soft. This will take about 40 minutes or more. After this add the cardamom powder along with sugar to it and stir well.
Cook for another 7 minutes till sugar also gets dissolved. Switch off the flame and keep aside for 10 minutes till the mixture cools a little. The mixture should not be hot while you make the ladoos and it should be lukewarm. Grease your palms with ghee and make small lemon size balls from it. Roll these ladoos on the dry coconut powder and coat them with it.
Your delicious coconut ladoos are ready to serve.
Enjoy these with your loved ones!!