Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kobbari-badam laddu/Coconut-Almond-sweet

vacanaṁ madhuraṁ caritaṁ madhuraṁ

vasanaṁ madhuraṁ valitaṁ madhuraṁ
calitaṁ madhuraṁ bhramitaṁ madhuraṁ
madhur-ādhi-pater akhilaṁ madhuraṁ
Above is part of a sanskrith verse from the Hymn "Madhurashtakam" composed by Sri Vallabhacharya in 1478 AD. In this poem of 8 verses only one word madhuram is repeated seven times in each verse. The Verse describes Lord Sri Krishna as Sweetness Personified and as "all madhuram" meaning "sweet". Todays sweet recipe in the name of Lord Sri Krishna on account of Janmashtami.

Wishing one and all a wonderful Janmastami Celebration! On this occasion I thought of making kobbari ladddu as naivedyam. I would like to share the same recipe with you all here and an image of the yummy laddus I have made. It just took me about 20 min. and hope this quick and easy sweet recipe will come handy for you too, when you like to enjoy a quick treat.

4 cups grated coconut (endu kobbari)
½ cup almonds toasted and powdered
400 g sweetened condensed milk
½ tsp elaichi powder (cardamom)

Mix the condensed milk and 3 ½ cups grated coconut and heat in a pan while constantly stirring on low flame. Slowly stir in the almond and elaichi powders and keep mixing for 5-6 mins until the mixture thickens. Take off the flame and make laddu shaped balls with palms greased with ghee. Roll the laddus in the rest of grated coconut. Laddus are ready to serve.
Makes about 20 laddus

You can add any other toasted nuts such as cashews, pistachios, walnuts etc. of your choice to combine the desired flavor.

Coconut on Foodista

1 comment:

  1. Very nice they look delicious , I need to try that today.



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