Chana Dal and Coconut Laddu


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Bengal gram dhal and coconut laddu is a traditional besan or chana dal laddu recipe with a nice twist. The bengal gram or chana dal flour are mixed with grated coconut, powdered sugar, cashewnuts and ghee and blended together in the laddoo. The dal based laddu is a tasty and healthy laddoo( sweet ball) recipe.

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Chana Dal and Coconut Laddu recipe - How to make Chana Dal and Coconut Laddu

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Ingredients
500 gms chana dal (split bengal gram)
20 cashewnuts (kaju)
500 gms powdered sugar
3 cardamoms (elaichi)
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
250 gms ghee
3 pinches of refined camphor
Method
  1. Wash the chana dal and soak in water for 2 hours.
  2. Drain, wash again and blend in a mixer till smooth, using water if required.
  3. Heat 1 tsp ghee in a pan, add the coconut and saute till they turn golden brown. Keep aside.
  4. Heat 1 tsp ghee in another pan, add the cashewnuts and saute till they turn golden brown colour. Keep aside.
  5. Heat ghee in a wkadhai, add the dal mixture and cook when the ghee starts leaving the sides and the dal turns powdery and crisp.
  6. Add the fried cashewnuts and fried grated coconut to the and mix well.
  7. Remove from the flame and add the cardamom and refined camphor.
  8. Divide the mixture into small balls and make laddoos.
  9. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container.


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This recipe was contributed by susheelar on 17 Aug 2011


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