Seriously!!! Grab one and you will not regret having it. These Rose flavored Coconut Balls or Ladoos are drool-worthy. It’s a 5 ingredient recipe that takes just 5 minutes to be ready! You heard me..5 minutes only. That is the beauty of this dish. So if guests announce a surprise visit and you have no time to make dessert then this can be your go to recipe. Specially if it’s for kids then I assure you that they will gorge on these yummy balls without a fuss. This also applies to other fussy eaters! 😉
If I remember correctly then, this was the first dish I made solely by myself without the guidance of my mom. I insisted that I was ready to cook by myself and my mom let me do it. I had seen my her make this a million times. So I knew the recipe by heart. It was my dad’s birthday and I wanted to make something special for him. Back then I didn’t make them rose flavored though. It was just the simple Coconut Ladoo recipe. That day was indeed special because my dad told me that he loved it and complimented me saying that they tasted exactly like my mom’s. I felt so proud. Today when I look back, I realize that they were not that good , the Ladoos were not even round, they were breaking up and maybe not sweet enough. However, my dad chose to encourage and motivate me. That’s what parents do!
Making this dessert today bought back all these memories. I also hope to have nailed it just the way my mom does. It was Dessert Cook Off challenge at KR’s work place today and I chose to prepare this sweet dish for 2 main reasons. 1) It is an Indian dish and 2) Its ready in 5 minutes. This helps when you making large quantities.
Let this mixture cool for few seconds. Then rub some ghee in your palm and start to make medium-sized balls of this mixture. Roll these balls over leftover desiccated coconut.
Rose flavored Coconut Balls are done. That’s it..as promised..in 5 minutes flat!
Rose flavored Coconut Balls
- 3 cups of desiccated coconut
- 1 tin of fat free sweetened condensed milk
- 4 tbsp of rose syrup/Roohafza
- 1 tbsp ghee/clarified butter
- 2 tsp milk masala/dry fruit powder
- 2 tbsp desiccated coconut to roll the balls
- Dry roast the coconut for 2 minutes. Add the condensed milk and rose syrup. Saute for another 2 minutes till the mixture turns more dry, starts to leave the pan and is coated well. Lastly add the ghee and milk masala. Mix and let this cool a bit. Rub ghee on your palm and make medium sized balls, roll them over in the leftover desiccated coconut. They are ready to be served.
These can be made without the rose syrup, it will just be regular coconut balls/ladoo
You can add chopped almonds or any other dry fruits as desired if milk masala is not available
No sugar required since we are using sweetened condensed milk. Add if you still need.
Can use a regular tin on condensed milk if not fat free.
KR got back home with a nearly empty box. So I guess his colleagues did like it, thus making me content. 5 mins of hard work surely paid off! 😉 So yes, next time you in a similar situation or just feel like trying out something new, do give this recipe a try. You can even make this with kids. They would enjoy the process and the outcome.
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