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Coconut Malai Ladoo

Coconut Malai Ladoo

These Coconut Malai Ladoo just melt in the mouth and are perfect to make during festivals. Made with condensed milk and ricotta cheese.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian, north indian
Servings: 30 Servings

Ingredients

  • cups Ricotta Cheese*
  • 14 oz. Can of Condensed Milk*
  • 1 cup Desiccated Coconut
  • ¾ cup Heavy cream, divided
  • Pinch of Saffron
  • ½ tsp Ground Cardamom

Instructions

  • Add ricotta cheese to a medium size, heavy bottom non stick pan. Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly. The cheese will initially melt and then will come together into a sticky dough consistency. This takes about 5~6 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, warm 2 tablespoons of cream. Add the saffron, swirl around and set aside.
  • Once the ricotta cheese is thick, add in the condensed milk, dry grated coconut and the remaining heavy cream. Mix well until the mixture is smooth, a whisk is best to use here.
  • Add the saffron flavored cream and ground cardamom. Mix well and cook, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens considerably and starts to leave the sides of the pan, about 20~25 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool. Once cool enough to handle, take about a tablespoon of ricotta coconut mixture to form into balls. Cool completely and store them in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Notes

  • Part Skim or full fat ricotta cheese can be used.
  • Low fat condensed milk will work too.
  • Heavy milk can be subbed with light cream or half-n-half can be used. Please note that the resulting ladoo may not be as creamy or decadent.
  • Best to use fine desiccated coconut in this recipe. But if you only have unsweetened coconut flakes, then blend or process until they get to a fine texture. Avoid using sweetened coconut flakes.
  • Use a non stick skillet to avoid sticking to the bottom and scorching.
  • Keep the malai ladoo chilled. These coconut ricotta balls can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Malai Ladoo
Serving Size
 
1 ladoo
Amount per Serving
Calories
80
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
13
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
22
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
65
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
7
g
2
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
67
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
47
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.