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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Paneer Laddu

 Starting my day with a smile and a sweet! 

Laddus are often prepared on festivals or on weddings in the households of India. These sweets are round balls, shaped in between the palms of your hand varies in different sizes, also given as prasadham in temples. Today, i thought i would start the celebration of the upcoming "Diwali' festival by preparing this laddu with spongy paneer coated with juicy rose-flavored coconut. Got to say this, it tasted out of this world. I have to thank Madhavi from Vegetarian Medley for this wonderful recipe. I never knew we could eat paneer raw, until i checked her post. My hands smelt so good after playing with paneer and rose water. It was really easy and fun making these laddus. Here goes the recipe,

7oz Paneer (grated) (store bought)
1/2 cup Coconut (grated)
2tbsp Sugar
2tbsp Powdered Sugar
1 tbsp Rose Water
2 1/4tsp Milk
1/2tsp Cardamom extract
10 raw Almonds 
1 pinch Saffron
1 pinch Salt
How to:
  • Dry roast the almonds and keep aside. (If you have roasted almonds handy, you can use that.) Also chop 3-4 almonds. 
  • Dissolve saffron in the milk and keep aside.
  • In a bowl, mix together the paneer, powdered sugar, 1/2tbsp rose water, cardamom extract, salt and chopped almonds.
  • Make smooth balls out of it and keep aside.

  • Heat a small skillet at low heat, add coconut, sugar and the remaining 1/2tbsp rose water and cook for 12 mins, stirring once or twice.

  • Pour the saffron-milk into the skillet, mix well and switch off. Let it cool.

  • Now roll the paneer balls and coat'em with the coconut mixture, top it with almonds and refrigerate'em for an hour.

  • Serve cold and relish.

Keep visiting for more Diwali sweets and snacks!

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  1. That looks beautiful and yummy...

  2. Awesome laddoos ..perfect for this diwali!!

    US Masala

  3. wow..stunning they look Nidhya..yummy yumm

  4. Delicious ladoos Nidhya....awesome with Diwali fast approaching...

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

  5. Paneer laddo ?! am hearing it for the first time looks and sounds delicious

  6. Cute looking laddoos, cant wait to try next time while makes some paneer..prefect for festivals..

  7. Hi Nithya

    Superbbbbbbbbbbbb...Actually i dont like laddu.but this is different and tempting to eat.....


  8. they look ravishing! just gorgeous!

  9. They look awesome. The recipe seems very simple and is bookmarked.
    Thanks for sending such a lovely entry.
    BTW, love your blog name. :)

  10. hi, liked ur recipe. Bt hv a query. U hv used fresh coconut or dry coconut. thanks

  11. Hi there, thanks for your comment. I used frozen shredded coconut, which i had thawed and used in this recipe. I hope it helps.


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