April 30, 2012

Indian Coconut And Pistachio Laddoos {SRC}

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It's another Secret Recipe Club Monday and I can't wait to share with you what I made today.

This New Years I made a few resolutions, one being that I wanted to cook Indian food and today I am keeping to that resolution. Cakes and More was my fabulous blog to share with you all and when I popped on over to her page I was instantly touring her traditional and wildly decadent Indian cuisine.

Everything looked fabulous.
I am still very new to cooking Indian cuisine hence the New Years resolution, however, reading through her page there were a few recipes that really caught my eye and defiantly looked beginner friendly so I was very excited for this new challenge.

Suma is from Bangalore, India and she is a hardcore foodie with an incorrigible sweet tooth. She loves to search out and find unique Bangalore ingredients and recipes, which I had the pleasure to reps the benefits because I wouldn't even know where to start. 
This recipe took me awhile to truly grasp, more so because I wanted to make sure I didn't screw it up, but I have cooked with these ingredients many many times so I was interested to see how this was going to turn out.

Then again, coconut and pistachios... what could go wrong?
This balls {laddoos} are basically condensed milk and dessicated coconut cooked together, cooled and then rolled in whatever topping you'd like, in this situation pistachios. You could use crushed cardamom, saffron or other nuts for flavor. I used chopped pistachios and a little more coconut flakes. 

This was a perfect stepping stone into Indian cuisine because the ingredients are easy to find and it's a quick and simple dessert. These laddoos are a nice traditional sweet dish for entertaining or gifting as a home-made sweet dish with a personal touch. These little balls are tasty without being too sweet. 

It's very easy to pop one after another of these laddoos but be sure to share the love.
Indian Coconut And Pistachio Ladoos (Laddu)
Yield : About 12 laddoos

1/2 cup Sweetened condensed milk
2 1/4 cup dessicated coconut
2-3 tbsp chopped pistachios, plus more for rolling
2 tbsp powdered sugar
butter for rolling

Take the condensed milk and the dessicated coconut in a heavy bottomed pan. Cook on low heat for a about 3-5 minutes or till the mixture comes together, away from the sides of the pan. Mix in the pistachios and the powder sugar. 

Cool slightly then roll into laddoos. Roll them in chopped pistachios and there you are! Seriously quick and simple right?

*Note: You can add a few tsp of powdered sugar to the coconut mixture according to taste, if required

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Carrie Burrill said...

Great SRC post. I have never had much Indian food before but this looks great!

Dorothy at Shockinglydelicious said...

I’m visiting from Group D, and love what you did this month! Beautiful (AND delicious, I’m sure)! Looooove coconut, and I can tell these are going to be addictive.

mjskit said...

Wow! These look great! You're wrong - how could one go wrong with coconut and pistachio! Great job with the recipe and beautiful pictures!

Kels @ K and K Test Kitchen said...

These sound really neat! I really need to try out some more Indian cooking too!

Asiya @ Chocolate & Chillies said...

When I saw this picture on your FB page I thought maybe they were ladoos but they looked different from the ones my mom makes...they do look fantastic!! Very different from the ladoos we make in our family...much LESS labor intensive :) Great SRC pick!

Ruchi M said...

Looks great! I am so going to try this


Trisha said...

Welcome to the world of Indian cooking, I hope you have a fun time experimenting. These ladoos sure look great! Stopping by from Group B!

dena @ohyoucook said...

Lovely photos! They do look seriously delicious!

amy @ fearless homemaker said...

these sound + look just delicious. i'll have to try making them sometime soon!

Kristy Lynn said...

i had no idea what a laddoo was :) i learned something today!

happy src reveal!

Renee said...

Oh wow! These are my favorite flavors all mixed up into one pop- in-your-mouth treat. These sound quite unique and delicious. Good choice!
BTW, thanks for adding the pronunciation to your post. I was wondering how to pronounce them.

Amy said...

These sound wonderful! I love pistachios and this is a perfect dessert using them! I wish I could try one right now!

Fran@fransfavs.com said...

The recipe's title caught my attention, and the ingredients caught my sweet tooth! I'm not a big fan of Indian food, but this dessert may make me change my mind!!

Gingered Whisk said...

Oh, these look so fun!! I like Indian food, too, but rarely do I eat it or cook it at home. You can't go wrong with coconut and pistachios, though!

Suma Rowjee said...

This comes really late, but want to say, thanks so much for cooking from my blog! These laddoos are a favorite when I need a traditional sweet dish in a real hurry, am so glad you liked them too!

SerenaB said...

These look fantastic! I love almost anything with pistachios! So super tasty! Have a fabulous week!