The Sweetness of Jaggery Ladoos/ Narkel Naru

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Jaggery is the much famous substitute to sugar in most countries, especially India ! We love to add them as a substitute to sugar in a large number of Indian sweets. Also jaggery holds quite a traditional importance in India. In most parts of India this is also the first thing to be offered along with water to the guests. Just as i assume the saying goes, it signifies the offering of added sweetness in your lives πŸ™‚

So today i am blogging about the famous Jaggery Coconut Ladoos ( also known as Nariyal Ladoo in Hindi and Narkel Naru in Bengali). Hails from Bengal and is specially made in auspicious occasions, but for me this is my favorite sweets of all times.. a sweet so simple but definitely addictive !

Disclaimer : If you are looking forward to a hard frozen product like they package outside in the markets, then this is a wrong place ! πŸ˜› Mine are made of that extra gooey and sticky texture, something that’s so intensely chewy it forces all the sweetness in your palette at once πŸ˜‰

So without wasting much time, lets get on to the easy – peasy recipe of all times πŸ™‚ Its awesome to use just 2 ingredients and get the best dishes of all times.. isn’t it πŸ™‚

Estimated Time : Approx 15 min

Ingredients :-

  • 300 gms of Jaggery
  • 1 and 1/2 Medium Sized Coconuts or 400 gms appox of Shredded Coconut

The Process :-

Take the coconuts and convert them into tiny shreds. You can do it with the help of a mixer but since mine is not working i had to do it from the scratch manually with the help of the coconut shredder. None the less didn’t take much time either

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Now heat a pan over the gas on a medium to low flame. Once the pan is hot enough add the shredded coconut to it. Keep the flame to low since we are not cooking it, just heating it enough so that the oil and aroma of the coconut slowly comes out. Keep stirring lest it burns. Keep doing the same for approx 3-5 min

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While the coconut is getting heated, break the jaggery into small pieces. Honestly i had much problems later waiting for the pieces to melt. So i would suggest you break the jaggery into tiny pieces and then grind it further to a semi powder form. This makes the process easier as the jaggery melts fast

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Now add the jaggery powder/ pieces to the heated coconut in the pan and mix well

 

You will see that in some time the jaggery starts melting and forms a sticky semi liquid mixture. Continue stirring and heating the same at low flame till you get a semi solid form like the one shown below

 

Once you get this texture it means that all the jaggery fluid has evaporated now and you are now left with this semi solid hot mix. Now cool the same for some time till its bearable hot. If you can bear the heat ( somewhat hot but not too much/ do not cool it completely else it will be difficult to make ladoos out of them)

 

Now brush some water in your palm and take a small quantity of the mix. Try making circular form out of it by slightly pressing and rotating the same in your palms. Keep doing it till you get a perfect round ladoo. The quantity to be taken to make one ladoo depends on the size you want, whether big or small

 

That’s it guys !! 15 min, 2 ingredients and you get your self this delicious ladoos in no time !! πŸ™‚

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The measurements make approx 15 medium- small sized ladoos. FYI mine were over in minutes so be generous πŸ˜›

Let me know if you tried it in the comments πŸ™‚ and don’t forget to FOLLOW ME !! also connect with me on my Social Media platforms, all info in the page sidebars

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