Holi is the festival of colors. It is a day filled with color, laughter, fun and lots of sweets. It is probably one of the kids favorite festival. They would leave the house in the morning armed with their gulal (colors), water filled balloons and pichkaris and roam the streets with their friends to play Holi. We have shifted to dry whole, we do not play Holi with water now.
I was a little busy with household works and had only one day i.e. today left to cook. So I decided to prepare sweets that can be made quickly. Coconut Ladoo is the first thing that came to my mind as I had some desiccated coconut in my fridge and an unopened tin of milkmaid which my kids have been eyeing greedily for quite some time.
Coconut Ladoo made with milkmaid is probably the easiest, quickest and simplest dessert to make at home. I can add a lot more est to the description. If you are in a hurry (like I am always) then this is the dessert for you.
These Ladoos hardly takes 15 minutes from start to finish. A perfect dish to make at the last minute. These ladoos are so simple that they were taught to us in school in the cooking class. There are only two main ingredients and you can involve your kids also. They would love to roll the ladoos in coconut powder.
Since I still have a lot of sweets and savories to cook I would leave now. I wish the rest of the things could also be so simple. I will be making besan ki barfi (I will post the recipe later on), mathri, chiwda, and Sandesh.
How to make Coconut Ladoo
Preparation time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 5 minutes
makes around 20 ladoos
250 grams desiccated coconut powder
300 gms Milkmaid ( I have used 400 gms tin of milkmaid. The remaining 100 gms was a reward for making these ladoos which my kids and I fought over 😉 )
¼ tsp elaichi (cardamom) powder
To make Coconut Ladoo
Keep aside ½ cup of coconut powder for rolling the Ladoos. Add remaining desiccated coconut and milkmaid to a nonstick pan.
Cook on low flame for 5 minutes. Coconut mixture will start leaving sides of the pan. Switch off the gas.
Add the Cardamom powder. Mix well and shape into round balls while it is still warm.
Roll into coconut powder.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.