Narkel naru is a special kind of Indian laddoo made with grated coconut, sugar, and sometimes milk solids. They are pretty easy to made and absolutely delicious.
- 2 cups grated coconut I use either frozen grated coconut or freshly grated coconut. Dessicated coconut does not work so well for this recipe
- 1 cup khoya/mawa available in all Indian groceries or milk solids
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder you can make your own by grinding 5-8 cardamom pods in a food processor and then sieving to separate the shells
Mix all the ingredients in a cast iron skillet or a heavy bottomed pan (as shown in the image above).
Heat the pan over medium heat.
Stir continuously until the sugar and kheer are completely melted and the mixture starts forming a lump and sticks to the spatula. Takes about 8-10 minutes.
Turn off heat and let cool slightly.
While the mixture is still warm, take a little bit and roll it between your palms to form round shapes.
Tranfer to a plate that has been slightly greased.
Store the narkel narus in an airtight container. It keeps for about a month.