Peanut Coconut Laddu

Peanut Coconut Laddu

Peanut Coconut Laddus are very healthy as they have all the goodness of peanuts and coconut in every bite. Coconut is highly nutritious, rich in fibre, and packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Peanuts contain vitamins, minerals, nutrients and anti-oxidants and thus are rich energy sources.

These super easy Laddus are so delicious and can be prepared well in advance during festivals and functions. As coconut is considered to be  very auspicious, these Laddus make a good Prasad during Pujas at home. 

Yield: 30 to 35
Prep time: 30 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes

Ingredients 
300 grams desiccated coconut
200 grams peanuts
100 grams milk powder
400 grams sugar
1 tablespoon ghee
200 ml water
Almond or cashew nut halved for garnishing

Directions

  • Roast the peanuts in a pan on low heat, for about 20 minutes.
  • Allow the peanuts to cool to room temperature.
  • Remove the skin by gently rubbing the roasted peanuts. All the peanuts should be without skin.
  • Grind them to a coarse powder in a grinder. Remove and keep aside.
  • Now heat the ghee in a large pan, add the coconut and sauté for 2 minutes only.
  • Add in the peanut powder and milk powder. Mix well and set aside.
  • In another pan make a syrup by mixing sugar and water. Stir and bring it to boil.
  • Make a thick sugar syrup.
  • Now add the coconut mixture to the syrup. Stir continuously, not to let this stick at the bottom.
  • When the mixture starts to come together, leaving the sides, it is ready.
  • Take off the heat, add the cardamom powder and mix.
  • Stir till the batter is cold enough to handle and shape into Laddus.
  • Make Laddus of desired size.
  • Garnish with a nut of our choice.

Note: You can avoid the ghee completely. Even burfi can be made by spreading the mixture on a plate. Make the marks for the burfi when still warm.

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