Monday, 16 October 2017

Fresh Coconut & Pineapple Ladoo with Choco Sprinkles



Diwali, also known as Deepawali is the sparkling 'festival of lights',  celebrated all over India with great piety and enthusiasm. This festival falls on the 15th day of Kartika (October or November month) in the Hindu calendar. Diwali is one of 
the most popular festivals of Hinduism. Spiritually this festival signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil. Millions of Hindus around the world celebrate Diwali with gift exchanges, fireworks and festive meals.





There are a number of religious significance of this festival. Diwali is celebrated to honor Lord Ramachandra. It is believed that on this day Lord Ramachandra returned to Ayodha after 14 years of exile during which, he fought and won a battle against the demon king of Lanka, Ravana. People lit their houses to celebrate his victory over evil (light over darkness). Also the goddess of happiness and good fortune, Lakshmi figures into the celebration. It is believed that she roams the Earth on this day and enters the house that is pure, clean and bright.





The word diwali is derived from dipam (diya) which is known as clay lamp. Diwali is one of the happiest holiday in India. People clean their homes, decorate them for the festivities, buy new clothes for themselves and their families, as well as gifts, appliances, kitchen utensils, even expensive items such as gold jewelry, also buy gifts for family members and friends which typically include sweets, dry fruits etc. 





Since Diwali is just around the corner, so instead of buying sweets from market for celebration, do give try some at home like pista sandeshsabudana sitaphal payasamstrawberry sandeshpaneer payasammasala bhapa doisarapulipapaya halwamotichoor whipping cream parfaitrasgulla custard puddingpoha ladoo with chocolaty coconut fillingsweet boondi and lots more.





This year I have prepared a fruity flavored ladoo. The fresh coconut and pineapple ladoo with chocolate sprinkles is much easy to make and can be prepared within 10 minutes. These ladoos will give a unique flavor to your taste buds as well. Fresh pineapples or canned ones can be use for these ladoos. After making the ladoos, I just roll each ladoo with chocolate sprinkles to give some fanciness. Since the healthy and nutritious pineapple is used here, so these ladoos can be a healthy snacks for kids. Also the theme for #114foodiemondaybloghop is decided as 'Diwali Dish', so these fresh coconut and pineapple ladoo with chocolate sprinkles are contribution of mine. Lets get into the recipe in details as mentioned below.



Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins 


Ingredients :        


Ingredients
Measurements
Pineapple (finely chopped)
3/4 cup
Coconut (grated)
½ cup
Milk powder
½ cup
Sugar
¾ cup
Ghee
½ tsp
Cardamom powder
1 pinch
Chocolate sprinkles
As needed


Method :
  1. Heat ghee in a nonstick pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the pineapple pieces and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Take out all the pineapple pieces and blend to a smooth and fine pulp type texture.
  4. In the same pan, pour the pineapple pulp on low heat.
  5. Add grated fresh coconut and sugar. Stir well and cook for 4-5 minutes stirring in between.
  6. Next add cardamom powder and milk powder.
  7. Quickly stir till everything incorporated well.
  8. Cook again stirring in between for 2-3 minutes or until the whole mixture thickens.
  9. Turn off the heat. 
  10. Transfer the mixture to a plate and allow to cool a bit.
  11. Grease both palm with ghee. Scoop out 1-2 tbsp of mixture, roll and shape into ladoo.
  12. In a plate put some chocolate sprinkles and gently roll the ladoo over sprinkles.
  13. Repeat for rest of the mixture and make ladoos.
  14. Enjoy these delectable coconut & pineapple ladoo with choco sprinkles right now or refrigerate in an air tight container for later !



Notes :

  • Here the binding agent is the milk powder. So if the mixture is not getting thick easily, then add some more milk powder (1-2 tbsp).
  • These ladoos can be stored up to 2-3 days.

20 comments:

  1. These are simple everyday ingredients transformed by magic into a delicious laddu! Loved it, Sasmita. Happy Diwali.

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    1. Thank you n happy Diwali to you n your family too 😊

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  2. Pineapple ladoos sound so innovative Sasmita.. beautiful share !

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  3. These look adorable! And I am in love with the little bowls that you have them in. Great photos and recipe!

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  4. I learned a lot from your post, very informative! These are very interesting and I think I may give them a go!

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  5. Pineapple and coconut together. You can't go wrong.

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  6. Sasmita, the Ladoo isunbelievable! The recipe is great and the images are awesome! Thank you very much for sharing this! :)

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  7. I love the sound of these laddoos. Got to try these out soon! :)

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  8. Prior to reading this I was expecting a long list of ingredients. These are everything I currently hebe in my pantry. Pinning to try later. Thank you for sharing

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  9. Wow coconut and pineapple is a great combo. Innovative and simply awesome idea. Loved the pictures.

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  10. Lovely!!!This diwali theme is bringing out so many innovative recipes. Lovely share!

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  11. Amazing share Sasmita.Perfect for this Diwali!!

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  12. A fruity ladoo, that's an innovative recipe Sasmita. Great share for Diwali.

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  13. Pineapple and coconut; amazing tropical flavors in a ladoo!! Brilliant and looks super tempting too :) Thanks for sharing!

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  14. A very unique combination and looks super delicious!

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  15. Wow pineapple in a ladoo. thats a first for me. Lovely recipe.

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  16. These fruity ladoo sounds delicious.

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  17. Love anything with coconut and pineapple.this have my favorite ingredients.. delicious

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  18. coconut pineapple ladoos, yum!!!! Never heard of these before. I love tropical flavors, seems like I might like these

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