Saturday, May 15, 2010

Coconut Besan Laddoo

What I used:

Fresh grated coconut : 2 cups
Besan (Senagapindi) : 1 cup
White granulated sugar : 2 cups
Ghee or butter : 1/4 cup or less
Cardomom powder : 1/2 tsp

How I did:
  • Seive besan.  Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat, and fry besan for 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Transfer besan on to a plate and in the same pan, heat 2 more tbsp of ghee and fry raw coconut fry for 7 to 8 minutes.
  • In a saucepan, take 2 cups of sugar, add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.   Keep boiling on medium flame for almost 15 minutes until you get teega pakam.  To test if you've got exact teega pakam, take a drop of sugar syrup (be careful, it's hot) between your thumb and index finger.  Open the two fingers and if the syrup stretches itself to form a thread between the two fingers, you are done.
  • Mix in besan spoon by spoon without forming lumps.  Add coconut too spoon by spoon and combine properly.  Mix cardamom powder.
  • Pour remaining ghee and cook until the mixture leaves the edges.
  • Switch off the stove.  At this moment, the mixture will be still in greasy consistency, and you may doubt it may not be shaped into laddoos. 
  • Let cool for 15 minutes and it'll harden a little and can be shaped into laddoos.


  1. Hey wow yummy vasavi..chala baunnai...chusthuntee thinayelani undhi...

  2. Thanks Gayathri.. Tappakunda try chestavanukuntunna..

  3. abboo nijanga chustunte maatram noru oorutundi:)


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