Coconut Pedas

I am sure many of us know this recipe. Most of the times we discard recipes, thinking, these are soooo simple, everybody knows about it. But sometimes simple recipes come to the rescue when one has unexpected guests or some instant cravings for some dishes. This one falls in that category. Easy to make recipe with simple ingredients.

So here it is. This recipe, I guess, is passed on to me by my mother, my aunts and I suppose same goes with many of us. Try it out.

Ingredients –

Desiccated coconut – 4 ½  cups
Condensed milk – 400 ml
Cardamom powder – 2 –3 teaspoons

Procedure -

  • In a pan mix the condensed milk and desiccated coconut.
  • On medium flame, stirring continuously, cook the mixture till it starts drying from the sides of the pan.
  • Cool it down, sprinkle the cardamom powder and shape them in to pedas or laddoo shape.
  • Roll or Sprinkle some coconut over the pedas or laddoos.

Tips –

Always add cardamom powder after the mixture is cooled down. This keeps the aroma of the cardamom imtact.

17 thoughts on “Coconut Pedas

  1. So true the simple ones are always the best, I love these with the fresh coconut but dessicated comes out handy. Nice click.

  2. Hi, 2 quick questions- Do the almonds that you use as garnish need to be blanched/ roasted or prepared in any way?
    And what is the difference in the end result if you use fresh or dessicated coconut in this recipe?

    Thanks

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