Festival season around there is lot of visiting friends and being visited by friends happening. I try to keep stock of some goodies to entertain. With loads of activities in line with Navarathri, making elaborate preparations and time consuming sweets is a task in itself. I look for quick cooking sweets and desserts.
Having found this recipe for microwave coconut burfi that uses Khoya, I replaced the khoya with condensed milk, left out the sugar and rolled out these delicious coconut laddoos. I halved the coconut quantity given in the recipe and substituted ground almond powder.
You could cook just about two minutes longer and roll out like khatlis too. I have tried this with a very small quantity, hence could not click a photograph on the trial run.
These laddoos were just as quickly consumed as I cooked them. I remember that the Nestle leaflets did have a coconut ladoo recipe in that too. Thus this recipe is an adaption from two sources namely the Nestle India's leaflet with Milkmaid recipes and the LG microwave cookbook.
1 cup freshly scrapped coconut (the finer the scrape the better)
1 cup ground almond powder ( I used store bought)
1/2 tin of sweetened condensed milk ~190 grams
1 pinch of powdered cardamom
1 tablespoon ghee
Reserve a small portion of the grated coconut to roll the laddoos in at the last stage.
Take ghee in a microwave proof bowl. I suggest you use a fairly large bowl to avoid over boiling of the milk.
Add first the condensed milk and heat it on 100% power without lid on, for 3 minutes.
The milk would have become a bit thinner with the boiling. Add the rest of the coconut and the almond powder.
Put the bowl in the microwave and cook without lid, on highest power for 7 minutes.
Stir occasionally. Check the consistency at the end of the set time. Give a brisk stir and cook again on 60% power for a further 3 minutes. Check at every 1 minute interval as the mixture might cook fully even before this time. It took me 3 minutes. Add 1 or 2 minutes depending on the output of your machine.
Remove the bowl from the microwave. Add the cardamom powder.
Allow the mixture to cool down to bearable warmth ( should still be moderately hot).
Grease your palms and roll small size laddoos of the mixture. Roll them in the reserved coconut and serve.
These laddoos, having been cooked during festival season are being sent to Smitha @ Smitha's Spicy Flavours hosting the alltime popular Microwave Easy Cooking with Festive Dishes.