I was in a mood for a dessert that can be devoured after a meal and i had some cottage cheese in my fridge. So what did i make?? A very melt-in-mouth delicious Cottage cheese laddoo dessert. Just the right sweetness with hints of cardamom and rose flavors that i simply love. Make ahead for parties, dinners or lunches.
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 😀
- 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)
Start with grating the Paneer (Cottage cheese). Keep aside.
Take ghee in a heavy bottomed pan, heat and add the crushed dry fruits. Fry.
Add the grated Paneer, cardamom and cook till mixture becomes light golden.
Add the powdered sugar and milk powder.
(Note: Grated mawa (khoya or reduced dried milk )can be added at this stage.)
Cook till the mixture becomes dry.
Switch off the flame and add rose essence.
After 10 minutes, grind it in a blender for 30 seconds.
Divide the mixture in equal portions and make laddoos out of them.
Roll the laddoos in desiccated coconut.