Recipe for a 3 ingredient coconut laddoo | Indian festive recipe| Quick Diwali Recipes
VIDEO RECIPE: Instant Coconut Laddoos on my YouTube Channel
My son is 5 and a half. While he’s quite unfussy over food in general (KALA TEEKA!!), he’s always running away from all Indian sweets. Sometimes, I manage to be creative and give posh names, like calling these cocoa burfis as chocolate fudge, and he may agree to taste one.
The only Indian sweet he cares for is Jalebi, that I get for him once in a while from our local sweets and chaats place, which makes absolutely delicious Jalebis in ghee on weekends. Those are worth every calorie they come laden with.
We have one kids’ channel on TV and this week, I was watching the program Little Krishna with him. One of the ads that came in the commercial break had us both riveted to the screen.
It was Nestle Milkmaid’s new TVC for coconut laddoo. And my son, the Indian sweets hater, was suddenly all wide eyed, as he saw the lovely little story roll out in 30 seconds. He watched with great interest the mother and son make coconut laddoos and he said, “Mummy, I want to make those with you. Please get the ingredients.”
I told him that laddoos will be sweet and he may not like them. He was so enamoured by the ad that he insisted that he would love them. He reminded me every single day for the last 3-4 days and I finally got around to making them this afternoon.
He even sneaked in his finger into the stream of condensed milk like the kid in the ad does. Talk about absorbing every little detail to the T!!
While the ad doesn’t spell out the exact recipe, I have made these laddoos earlier. A friend once made this for Diwali and I had one little taste and I was hooked. It’s the simplest sweet you can make for a festival.
While I made this in the afternoon, my househelp, who’s quite a good cook herself, looked on in wonder and declared that it was so easy that she was going to make it for Varalakshmi Pooja herself.
These laddoos are soft and gooey as soon as you make them, and totally fudgy when you refrigerate them. I love them both ways. For 3 ingredients and less than 5 minutes of your time, this is a brilliant recipe.
Try it and you wont be disappointed. My son popped a couple of them into his mouth immediately and declared me the best mommy in the world (for the second time today)
Instant Coconut Laddoos / Coconut Fudge
Makes 24 Laddoos
Recipe for Instant Coconut Laddoo | Coconut Fudge - 3 Ingredients, 2 Minutes
- 200 grams coconut desiccated
- 400 grams condensed milk
- 3 - 4 cardamom green (seeds removed and coarsely powdered, optional)
- 2 tbsps milk powder
- 1/2 tsp ghee
- In a non stick pan or heavy bottomed steel pan, on a low flame, toast the desiccated coconut for 1 minute until slightly aromatic. Remove 3 tablespoons of the coconut in a flat dish.
- To the remaining coconut in the pan, add the green cardamom / elaichi powder, milk powder and almost all the condensed milk, reserving 4-5 tbsp as you may not need all of it.
- On a low flame, stir them all together. In 2-3 minutes, they will come together to a ball that doesnt stick to the sides.
- Grease palm with a few drops of ghee. Divide fudge into 24 portions and roll each into a ball. Roll the ball in the plate with desiccated coconut.
- Do this for all 24 laddoos and then refrigerate them in an airtight container, but not before eating a couple of them while they are still warm and gooey.
- To impress the kids, you can place each laddoo in a colourful cupcake liner and may be add a few sprinkles over the top!
They Look absolutely delicious! Yum 🙂
How do you get that light texture ? Really informative and quite helpful. I read one here too..Health Tips for the Monsoons
This sounds awesome and yumm.. I have few pita pockets at home..This will be my dinner 🙂
Hi Nandita! Thanks for putting this recipe up, I’m going to try it this week for Diwali. But I’m a bit confused with the term desiccated coconut (You can guess I’m a newbie in the kitchen). Do you mean grated dry coconut (Kobri in kannada)? If not, do we get packets of desiccated coconut in the supermarkets? Which brand would you recommend? Thanks a lot for taking the time to reply 🙂
Hello Nandita, I have been bookmarking your posts for the palaaharam making venture for the weekend. Can I use the frozen grated coconut directly after defrosting or should it be the dessicated(Dried?) coconut available in the supermarkets? Thank you for a wonderful blog. You are an inspiration 🙂 Love the clean look and the photos 🙂
@poornima – not the wet coconut, you need desiccated 🙂 thank you for your kind words