Yummy Paneer Laddoo/ Cottage-Cheese dessert

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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 :D

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Directions:

Start with grating the Paneer. Keep aside.

Take ghee in a heavy bottomed pan, heat and add the crushed dry fruits.fry.

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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.

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Switch off the flame and add rose essence.

After 10 minutes, grind it in a blender for 30 seconds.

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Divide the mixture in equal portions and make laddoos out of them.

Roll the laddoos in desiccated coconut.

Enjoy !

 

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