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Carrot-Coconut Laddoo / Sweet Treats

Healthy & tasty Traditional Indian laddoo / festive sweet treats, made with fresh ingredients within 30 mins.

Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

PrepTime:10 mins   CookTime:20 mins   Cuisine:Indian

Basically, I have a habit of including coconut in any recipe, it can be a curry, chutney, dessert etc. Being a South Indian, where coconut trees grow in abundance, we are habituated of including fresh / dry coconut in most of the recipes. 

Few months back, I have already shared the recipe of Carrot-Coconut Halwa / Carrot-Kobbari Halwa. Halwa has to be served in a small cup/container. For, individual serving purpose laddoo would be a better option. Look at the detailed recipe below.

carrot coconut laddoo / sweet treats. traditional indian festive dessert easy to make, storage friendly, within 30 mins

Possible alterations for the recipe, ‘Carrot Coconut Laddoo / Sweet Treats’:

I have tried the same recipe both with sugar and jaggery, the laddoos tasted great in both ways.

And date syrup is one more best option, if you wish to avoid sugar/jaggery. 

Though, I have used freshly grated coconut, same quantity of desiccated coconut / dry coconut can also be used.

You might eliminate the Nuts, to make the recipe completely nut free. 

Vegans, will have to use coconut oil instead of ghee. Don’t bother it works well.

Health Benefits of ‘Carrot Coconut Laddoo / Sweet Treats’:

Carrots are a great source of beta carotene, Vitamin K, folate, vitamin A & anti-oxidants.

Coconuts are excellent for one’s immunity. They are antiviral, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic, meaning they kill harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Can help treat influenza, lice, throat infections, urinary tract infections, tapeworms, bronchitis, and numerous other ailments.

To conclude, these laddoo are gluten free, filled with anti-oxidants, fiber, vitamin-A, good to improve immunity.

carrot coconut laddoo / sweet treats. traditional indian festive dessert easy to make, storage friendly, within 30 mins

Before starting to cook, don’t forget to see the Tips  mentioned at the end.

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carrot coconut laddoo / sweet treats. traditional indian festive dessert easy to make, storage friendly, within 30 mins

Ingredients:

  • Grated Carrot – 1 cup
  • Grated Coconut – 1 cup (fresh / desiccated)
  • Jaggery / Sugar – ¾ cup
  • Raisins / Kishmish – 10 
  • Cashew nuts – 10
  • Cardamom powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Ghee / Butter –  5 tablespoons
  • Water – 6 tablespoons

Special Ingredients:

  • Ghee / Butter
carrot coconut laddoo / sweet treats. traditional indian festive dessert easy to make, storage friendly, within 30 mins

Step wise pics Procedure for ‘Carrot Coconut Laddoo / Sweet Treats’:

Put a thick bottomed pan / vessel on stove under medium flame. Add a tablespoon of ghee / butter, add all the dry fruits & nuts.
Fry them until they turn light brown in colour, take aside into a separate plate.
Add the grated jaggery to the pan. Pour the water, keep mixing, let it melt. When bubbles, foam is formed, immediately add all these >> roasted dry fruits, nuts, grated carrot, grated coconut, remaining ghee, cardamom powder.
Continue mixing until the content leaves the sides of the vessel/pan. Switch the flame off and let the it come to lukewarm stage.
carrot coconut laddoo / sweet treats. traditional indian festive dessert easy to make, storage friendly, within 30 mins
Grease your palms with ghee/butter and shape the laddoos into round balls. Done!!

Tips:

  • While using ghee, just be generous. Ghee itself is the main ingredient that brings the aroma for this recipe.
  • Be careful while you sautee the grated carrot and grated coconut, such that it doesn’t burn. If at all they burn, whole of the recipe will result in having the same.
  • Storage: These laddoos stays good at room temperature for 4-5 days but and upto 12-15 days when refrigerated.

Result:

  • The taste of these, Carrot Coconut Ladoo / sweet treats turned out very good.
  • The texture is not that soft as I have grated the carrot & coconut coarsely.
  • They were quite chewy & gooey. My family loved them.
carrot coconut laddoo / sweet treats. traditional indian festive dessert easy to make, storage friendly, within 30 mins

Carrot – Coconut Laddoo / Sweet Treats

VegCookBook by Praveena
Healthy & tasty Traditional Indian laddoo / festive sweet treats, made with fresh ingredients within 30 mins.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Roll the laddoos 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 10 laddoos

Equipment

  • Thick bottomed vessel
  • Food processor / Blender / Mixie.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Grated Carrot
  • 1 cup Fresh Grated Coconut
  • ¾ cup Sugar / Jaggery
  • 10 count Raisins / Kishmish
  • 10 count Cashew nuts
  • ¼ teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • 5 tablespoons Ghee / Butter
  • 6 tablespoons Water

Instructions
 

  • Firstly, get the carrots and coconut grated, using a food processor / hand grater.
  • Put a thick bottomed pan / vessel on stove under medium flame.
    Add a tablespoon of ghee / butter, add all the dry fruits & nuts.
    Fry them until they turn light brown in colour, take aside into a separate plate.
  • In the same pan add one tablespoon of ghee, the grated carrot and fry them until they shrink & the raw smell is eliminated. Take aside.
    In the same pan add one more tablespoon of ghee & the grated coconut.
    Fry them until the raw smell of coconut is gone and they change the colour. Take them aside.
  • Add the grated jaggery to the pan. Pour the water. Keep mixing, let it melt.
    When bubbles, foam is formed, immediately add all these>> roasted dry fruits, nuts, grated carrot, grated coconut, remaining ghee, cardamom powder.
  • Continue mixing until the content leaves the sides of the vessel/pan.
    Switch the flame off and let the it come to lukewarm stage.
  • Grease your palms with ghee/butter and shape the laddoos into round balls. Done!!

Notes

Please see the MAIN POST for step wise PICS & recipe TIPS!
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