Wednesday, October 8, 2008

KOBBARI / COCONUT LADDOO

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This was offered as naivedhyam to Devi on the 9th day of Navrathri.

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup=1 cup measured of standard measuring cup(get in any US stores)

Dessicated Coconut---------1 cups
Ghee-------------------------1 tsp
Milk--------------------------1 to 1-1/4 cup
Sugar-------------------------1/2 to less than 3/4 cup depends
Saffron-----------------------two big pinches (optional)


DIRECTIONS:

1.Take tsp of ghee in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute or till ghee melts

2.When the ghee has melted add 2 cups of dessicated coconut and mix thoroughly with a spoon.

3.See that ghee is properly distributed.Now microwave it on high for 1-2 mins till its very slightly brown .It should be very light in color.Now add sugar accordingly and mix.

4.Add rubbed saffron, milk enough to cover the mixture.mix well.Milk will be absorbed a bit by the coconut.Again add milk enough to make a smooth texture.Donot make it loose.It should be of the cocnut chutney consistency.

5.Microwave on high for 5-6 mins and stirring in between for every 1 minute.

6.The milk starts to boil and slowly evoporates making it a slowly dry texture. without any milk.Keep an eye as the whole mixture might get spilled out when the milk starts boiling....So be near it.

7.Depending on the milk you have added it might take more or less time to get to that stage.

8.When the milk has just evoporated make sure that uyou microwave for not more than 5 mins while stirring for every 30-45 secs,as the mixture might get burnt.

9.Now the mixture still gets dry and slightly sticky because of the sugar.While at that stage try to take a small amount of the mixture and try to make balls.You should be able to form balls without breaking them.Else microwave for few more mins.

10.You should be able to get the right consistency to get them right.Let them cool after making.

11.Store in airtight container.the less milk you add the more its shelf life.Enjoy!!!!!



6 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks mouthwatering raaji,perfectly made ladoos and nice photography too!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

All ur sweets look so good. Loved the pictures and all ur silverware....

Cham said...

Lovely variety of sweets :) Happy Dusshera

Priti said...

Ladoo looking yummy and the thali looks wonderful...

Usha said...

Wow this laddoo looks perfect and the pics are wonderful too :)

Sanghi said...

Great ladoo. Very similair to coconut burfi. but, ur ladoo idea is different. Good work! keep it up!