Til Nariyal Mawa ladoo – a delicious sweet made with sesame seeds, coconut and dried whole milk to start the new year 2016 on a sweet note. Wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year. I hope you all took out time to Thank God as He’s the one who decides our fate and future. Let me also thank you all for being my reader, friend, guide and critics. I have made many wonderful friends during my blogging journey and it has definitely made my journey worthy..
I was thinking of what to make for new year and decided on these Til nariyal mawa ladoos. Lohri festival which is hugely celebrated in Punjab, India is round the corner and they make these til mawa ladoos for this festival. Lohri is celebrated on the shortest day of the year and falls on January 13th this year. It is usually confused with harvest festival makar sankranti as it is celebrated around the same time. I learnt about Lohri festival as I was born and brought in Delhi and personally learnt about festivals of Punjab from my close friends. I had a sweet shop near my house knows as “Agarwal sweets” and each year I will make sure to buy these mouthwatering til mawa ladoos. I finally decided to try them at home and my first attempt was total failure. Obviously we learn from our mistakes and I finally got this recipe from one of my friend in Chandigarh. She was sweet enough to get the recipe from her mom 🙂 ..
These ladoos are also made on special occasions like Baisakhi festival or you can make it just to relish them..
The sesame seeds are roasted and grounded which I missed in my first attempt 🙂 .. Of course you need to get your hands a little dirty while making this ladoo. The combination of coconut and flavours of cardamom take this sweet to another level. So, enjoy making this sweet and wish you all a great year ahead <3
- Mawa/khoa/Dried whole milk - 1 cup
- Til/Sesame seeds - ½ cup
- Fresh grated coconut - ½ cup
- Sugar - ¾ cup
- Almonds - 10
- Green cardamom - 3
- Ghee - 1 tsp
- Dry roast sesame seeds in a frying pan till they are light brown color. Let it cool down completely. Divide into 2 equal halves.
- Roast coconut lightly on flame for 2 minutes till they are light brown.
- Roast almonds and let it cool down.
- Add one portion of roasted sesame seeds with roasted coconut, almonds in your food processor and grind it make a coarse powder.
- Remove seeds from cardamom pods and powder it along with sugar.
- Crumble mawa and add it in a frying pan. Keep it on low flame and cook it for 2 minutes. Keep stirring.
- Now add powdered sugar, powdered sesame-coconut powder and mix well.
- Keep stirring and cook for few more minutes till it starts combining and thickens like a dough.
- Remove from the flame and let it cool down. When its still warm, start making ladoos.
- Grease your hands with ghee, pinch a small portion and roll it in your hands to give it a round shape. Roll it in sesame seeds.
- Enjoy these ladoos with your family and friends!
Watch out consistency while making ladoos. Do not wait for it to completely dry out or they will become hard.