A very simple dessert made out of Paneer and rolled in some desiccated coconut.
Keep these laddoos in refrigerator and relish them within 3-4 days.
Saffron in milk can be added for a rich and beautiful orange colored kesari laddoos.
Cardamom and Rose essence gives it a refreshing taste and it is an awesome dessert to have after a meal. No need of a mouth-freshener then 😀
- Paneer or Cottage cheese : 250 gms
- Powdered sugar: 200 gms
- Cardamom powder: 1 tsp
- Rose essence: ½ tsp
- Desiccated coconut: 1/3 cup
- Dry fruits(crushed): 1/3 cup (almonds, pistachios, cashews)
- Milk powder: 1 tbsp (optional)
- Ghee or clarified butter: 2 tsp
- Mawa/khoya (dried milk): ½ cup (optional)
Start with grating the Paneer. Keep aside.
Take ghee in a heavy bottomed pan, heat and add the crushed dry fruits.fry.
Add the grated Paneer, cardamom and cook till mixture becomes light golden.
Add the powdered sugar and milk powder.
(Note: Grated mawa can be added at this stage.)
Cook till the mixture becomes dry.
Switch off the flame and add rose essence.
After 10 minutes, grind it in a blender for 30 seconds.
Divide the mixture in equal portions and make laddoos out of them.
Roll the laddoos in desiccated coconut.