Coconutty is the word. I make them mostly during Diwali and it’s the last one I get to after all the other sweets and savories. If we run out of them they are pretty quick to whip up too. I use the dry desiccated coconut in this recipe. Try them out….
Desiccated coconut to coat
1 can-400 gms
Cardamom powder / rose water
This is a pretty quick recipe to make and the method is pretty simple.
Heat a pan add in the butter, melt and add the condensed milk. Just heat it up till you see bubbles form on the sides of your pan, be careful the sugar in it burns pretty fast and catches on the bottom very easily so remember to keep a low flame and constant stirring is a good idea.
You can add your spices or rose water at this point if you want. I don’t usually, it depends on who I make it for. So once it reaches that point add in the desiccated coconut and stir constantly till it comes together and forms a mass. It takes just a min or so.
Take off the flame, coat your hands with butter and take little dollops of the mix and shape into a ball, (size ,say larger than a marble but smaller than a small lime? Approximately) and roll it on the remaining desiccated coconut. It will be slightly sticky at this point but it dries up pretty quickly, so work while it’s hot. And better it is sticky as we don’t want it to dry up too much.
These don’t have a long shelf life. It keeps drying as days go, but they don’t last very long for that problem to arise you see.
Ps: You can shape into cylinders if you like and roll on the coconut or pat it down on a tray and cut shapes and dust with desiccated coconut.