How to make Raghavdas Laadoo -

During the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, these laddoo are offered by Maharashtrians as naivedyam to the Lord

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Mithai.

Main Ingredients : Fresh coconut (ताज़ा नारियल), Fine semolina (barik rawa) (बारीक रवा)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Desserts

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Raghavdas Laadoo

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Hindi: nariyal
Coastal cuisine of India loves the coconut. Be it Goan or Malwani, Karnatak, Tamilian or from Kerala, the taste of coconut reigns supreme. Think about a rich fish curry and try making it obliterating the coconut! It will pass off as a fake. Very correctly termed as the ‘plant of life,’ each and every part of the coconut plant is useful in one or the other way.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 25

Level Of Cooking : Difficult

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Raghavdas Laadoo Recipe

  • Fresh coconut grated 1/2 cup

  • Fine semolina (barik rawa) 1 1/2 cups

  • Pure ghee 75 millilitres

  • Sugar 1 1/2 cups

  • Milk 1 tablespoon

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Raisins 2-3 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Roast the coconut in a non-stick kadai on medium heat for six minutes or till reddish brown. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Step 2

Add the ghee to the same kadai. Add the semolina and sauté, stirring continuously, for fifteen minutes or till light brown.

Step 3

Take the kadai off the heat, add the coconut and stir well. Add the cardamom powder and stir well. Add the raisins, reserving a few for decoration, and stir.

Step 4

In another non-stick pan, cook the sugar with three-fourth cup of water, stirring till the sugar dissolves. Add the milk, collect the scum which rises to the surface with a ladle, and discard. Cook to make a syrup of one-string consistency.

Step 5

Add the semolina mixture and mix well. Cover and set aside for fifteen minutes till the mixture cools a little.

Step 6

Grease your palms with a little ghee and shape into twenty-five laddoo. Decorate each laddoo with a raisin.

Step 7

When completely cooled store in an airtight container. Makes 25 laadoo/700 grams

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