No Sugar Coconut Ladoo – With Jaggery

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups (150g) jaggery
  • ¼ cup (60ml) water
  • 2 tablespoons ghee/ clarified butter
  • 2 cups (200g) desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons cashews
  • 2 tablespoons almonds
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons melon seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder

Note– Please read recipe notes in the end.

Main Equipment Used

Steps In Making

  1. In a pan add jaggery and water and let it simmer on medium heat until the jaggery dissolves completely. The syrup is ready, keep it aside.
  2. In a kadai heat ghee and roast almonds and cashews for 2 minutes. Further add raisins and melon seeds and roast for a minute. Once done remove them in a plate.
  3. In the same kadai add desiccated coconut and roast for 3 to 4 minutes on medium to low heat.
  4. Further add the jaggery syrup and mix well. Now cook for another 3-4 minutes or until the coconut absorbs the jaggery syrup.
  5. Lastly add the roasted nuts and cardamom powder. Now give it a final mix. The healthy coconut ladoo mixture is ready. Let is cool down for few minutes.
  6. To make the ladoos take some mixture in your hand and form ladoos. Once done let them cool down completely.
  7. You can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for upto a week and for upto 10 days in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use fresh coconut too, just make sure its finely grated.
  • Always roast the coconut on medium to low heat else the coconut might burn.
  • Do not over cook the ladoo mixture after adding the jaggery syrup else the ladoos will become very dry.
  • Bind the ladoos while the mixture is still luke warm.
  • If the ladoo mixture becomes dry while binding the ladoos, add some melted ghee. Mix well and bind the ladoos.
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