Coconut Jaggery Ladoo, Nariyal Gud Ladoo, Thengai Vellam Ladoo
Coconut Jaggery Ladoo is a delicious dessert made with coconut and jaggery. It is known as Nariyal Gud Ladoo in Hindi and Thengai Vellam Ladoo in Tamil.
- 4 big coconuts
- 500 gms jaggery
Break open the coconuts. Grate or shred them.
Take the jaggery in a pan with little water. Cook on low heat till all the jaggery pieces are melt.
Strain this jaggery syrup immediately using a fine tea strainer to remove all the dirt.
Add the grated or shredded coconut to this jaggery syrup and cook on medium heat.
Cook till all the syrup is absorbed into the coconut and the mixture is thick. (At this point you can cook it further to form a thick lump to get more hard ladoos. I remove when the mixture doesn't fall from the ladle and I get softer ladoos.)
Remove from heat. Allow the mixture to cool down a little bit.
Apply ghee to your palms. Take a lemon sized mixture and form it into a ball while the coconut mixture is still hot.
Allow to cool and serve.