Today I'm very happy to announce about guest post series "Something Sweet". For my first post I invited Lubna Karim of Yummy food who is well known in blog world for her "Food Photography" series. She is here to share her yummy recipe with all of us.
Narration by Lubna:
This is my first ever guest post in the blog wold and I thank Sreevalli of Ammaji Recipes for this. When Sreevalli asked me to do a guest post on her blog, she said she wanted a traditional dessert or sweet or cake for the post. With no further thinking, I settled with this recipe…as this recipe is sweet and traditional too….
Before going further into the recipe...I want to share something sweet associated with the recipe. I am not so very sweet/dessert loving person. I rarely make them…but my sweet little sister is a huge fan of sweets. She can munch on sweets at anytime of the day or even at night. It is only because of her…I try to learn new sweet recipes….. However they might turn out…she is the only one who appreciates, admires and relishes. Upon calling for help in making sweets….she does grating/mixing/frying…..and with much patience waits for me to complete the recipe…. So that she can attack on.
Some days back when she was here, she had this urge to eat something sweet and I was in no mood to make something elaborate. So I thought of making this simple and gratifying sweet. When I told her what I was going to make…she jumped with joy and even got ready to help me out with scraping the coconut…such a sweet girl…As more than half of my work was done by her….it took very less time for me to whizz up these golden ladoo’s….before I start to shape the second one, the first one was already taken by her….saying….let me taste it….to that I can tell you if everything is in proportion or not..….Jshe was very happy to eat it off and she complimented me saying she has never tasted such yum ladoo’s…there are more tastier than the store bought ones….may be because you made them with love for me….with mouth filled with ladoo she planted a kiss on my cheek….my kiddo little sweet sis….Scroll down for the recipe…
Kobbari Louz/Kobbari Undalau/Coconut-Oats Ladoo’s:
The original or traditional recipe doesn’t include oats and nuts. It is purely optional. It is your choice to add or not to add. But the nuts will give nutty taste and texture to the juicy and chewy coconut ladoo’s.
2 cups of fresh grated Coconut
¾ cup Jaggery, grated
¼ tbsp. green Cardamom powder
4 tbsp Oats, optional (I used Quaker Brand Oats)
3 tbsp Dry nuts powder, see notes
Ghee, for binding
Dry roast oats on low flame, cool and grind to fine powder.
Combine grated coconut and jaggery in a heavy bottom cooking vessel and keep stirring on a low flame.
After sometime jaggery starts to melt and gets combine with fresh grated coconut, add cardamom powder and mix well.
Cook until the mixture starts to leave the sides of the vessel. Turn off the flame and add oats powder along with dry nuts powder. Mix well.
Leave it to cool for sometime and when the mixture is still warm, grease your palms with ghee and shape into ladoo’s of your desirable size.
Last but not least add your 'love' to make the dish 'YUMMY'. J
You can store them for a week in an air tight container.
NOTES: For ‘Dry Nuts Powder’, I used 1 tbsp. of each cashews, almonds and walnuts. Tossed in microwave on high for 1 minute and powdered coarsely. You can even make a fine powder. I did coarse powder to get that nutty flavor.
To round off I would love to thank Lubna Karim for accepting my invitation to this event & for her prompt response too :)