Enjoy Diwali with friends and family… Happy Diwali !!!
Best way to end a meal is with awesome dessert or paan. How delightful would it be to combine the two – whoa! Gulkand, for those who may not know, is a sweet preserve made from rose petals and an essential ingredient in paan. Coconut laddu with paan leaves and gulkand turned out to be a super awesome combo. An instant hit in the family. The fragrance of paan and the sweetness of laddu leave a lasting flavour.
- Grated fresh coconut – two and half cups
- Dry nuts powder – half cup ( I used cashew, almonds and walnuts)
- Sugar – one and half cup
- Milk – half cup
- Saffron – a pinch
- Dry grated coconut for rolling
- Gulkand – 4 tblsp
Mix fresh grated coconut, dry nuts powder, sugar, saffron and milk in a pan with thick bottom. Cook until the mixture becomes little dry and leaves the sides of the pan. Transfer to plate and wait for 5 mins before making laddus.
Apply little ghee on your palm. Take little portion of coconut mixture and flatten it. Place a small portion of gulkand mixture in the center. Fold all the edges finely, so that gulkand mixture does not come out. Make laddu shape.
Three to four days