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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Narkol Naru Nolen gur diye/ Coconut Marbels/ Nariyal ke Ladoo

                                                          
Do you remember the time of your childhood during festivals we used to lurk near our mothers waiting for special sweets that used to be prepared? Today I'm going to share a very special sweet called Narkeler Naru (coconut ladoos/ coconut dumplings). This is one of the most common sweet that we prepare on Lakshmi puja (Lokhi pujoo) and during Durga Puja. We actually used to eagerly wait till the offering of the naru to the Goddess Durga used to get over and just attack them soon after. Sometime I used to grab two hand fulls of the narus and run at the corner so that I don't have to share them with anybody. As you know no Bengali meal is complete without sweets so couldn't resist myself making these. Just like Bengali cuisine, Bengali sweets are known for their variety and diverse ingredients like chana, coconut, nolen gur to name a few. This particular preparation is made by special jaggery produced by date trees in Bengal. Since I made this by 'date jaggery' so the color is deep brown. We get it only in winter season (yeah you guessed it right : this post was lying in my draft for more than 6 months). 
Nolen Gur is prepared by collecting palm snaps in earthen pots, which are tied in tree tops throughout the night and collected in the morning. When added with milk and cottage cheese it creates as special sweetness and flavor which cannot be substituted by sugar. When in season this jaggery is added in many sweet dishes to enhance the flavor and the taste of the dessert manifold.
This is how notun gur/ Khejur gur/ Nolen gur looks like  .....
Image: courtesy to Google
                               Basically it's sold in oval discs shapes                      
You can easily prepare this by replacing date jaggery with 1 cup sugar (chini-r naru). The taste will be little different but not less by any means. 


Yeilds: 12-14 marble sized balls, Preparation time: 30 minutes


Ingredients:
1 Coconut 
1 tbsp Sugar
1 cup Date jaggery 
2 tsp Ghee


Method:
Grate the coconut and keep it aside. Place a heavy bottomed wok on gas top. Pour grated coconut in it, add 1tbsp sugar and jaggery. Keep stirring this on medium flame. Stir continiously till the jaggery melts. Keep stirring the mixture until it feels sticky yet moist and leaves the side of the wok. This part is crucial as over doing it will dry up the mixture. It ought to be moist and hot enough to be rolled into marble sized balls. Smear a bit of ghee on your hand, scoop out a spoonful of coconut mixture and roll into walnut sized balls. Store in an air tight container. Enjoy this simple, delicious coconut balls that is made of just three ingredients. 
                  



                                                                     
                                                 
Sending this coconut ladoo to Ayeesha's lovely event "Iftar Moments: Hijri 1431


                                             

56 comments:

  1. Laddu looks very colorful n delicious dear. An award waiting for you at my blog, please collect it

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  2. different recipe of coconut ladoo.. nice!

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  3. Love it Deepa ... beautiful it looks

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  4. Deepa,
    mone phelle chelebelar din aar Pujor somoy...khoob bholo laglo lekhata pore, phire gelam saaee dine jae-ta kauee bhoolte pare na. Love narkel naru cooked with jaggery...like to shape them in small marble size balls and eat by popping one into the mouth and enjoy it.

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  5. orre na kothay pele akhon nalen gur?ki apurbo baniecho. aha khub kore lobh dilam kintu.

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  6. Thanks all for your valuable inputs here

    @Sayantani: I use it judiciously :-)

    @Gauridi: Thanks for liking this post

    @Jay:
    Thanks buddy for sharing your award with me. Will pick up soon

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  7. def reminds one of childhood.Lovely sweet.

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  8. Love this ladoos..looks so inviting, lovely

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  9. yummy.. my all time fav laddu... luks delicious and very tempting.. nice brown color too

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  10. wow coconut laddu looks so delicious n perfect ...my amma used to make these laddus for me ...my favorite ...ur laddus makes me drooling here

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  11. laddu looks sooo tempting and perfect.. thanks for sharing dear !!

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  12. Nariyal laddo looks delicious. Nice one, make me nostalgic Deepa.

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  13. The laddus are so soft and marvellous! It makes me go hungry here! A parcel please!

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  14. Looks so good Deepa, my mouthwaters here, thank you so much dear for sending this delicious treat to my event.
    Hey i also like your new header.

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  15. Loved this spectacular prep... Very delectable..... :) Saved it for a future try.....

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  16. I was just like you, I used to be around my Mom when she makes those goodies during festival season. I always loved to taste them first when it is still hot. These coconut laddos look yumm. Never heard about date jaggery, will check them out. Thanks for introducing this new ingredient.

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  17. Hi deepa kamon achho?? khub bhalo laglo amake bholoni dekhe ..thanks a lot for the welcome note......laddu gulo darun tempting hoechhe....

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  18. Hi,
    First time visit to your blog and it is really wonderful one...

    When you find time do visit my blog and I would like to invite you to participate in the events CID-2010 and DNSW: A by sending your special recipes.

    Thanks

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  19. Looks so nice, have never made coconut balls with jaggery..so yummy..

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  20. i remember this from my hometown.. hubby loves it.. didn't have the perfect recipe.. thanks a lot dear 4 sharing :)

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  21. Lipsmacking and tempting ladooos..

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  22. Hey deepa, there is an award waiting 4 u in my blog dear, plz come n collect it..

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  23. Hi,
    Dear Deepa n Tanu,

    Congratulations !! There is an award awaiting for you both on my blog space. Please go ahead n accept it.
    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-first-award.html

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

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  24. Hi Deepa,
    Ladoo looks so delicious..yummy!!

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  25. Amar husband notun job peyechhe Perth e tai relocate korte busy chhilam.
    Tomar blog er header ta darun laglo. Onek din por tomar blog e eshe narkol naru dekhe prochondo khete ichhe korchhe. Khub sundor baniyechho r chhobigulo dekhe to r thakte parchhina mone hochhe eimuhurtei ekta kheye feli.

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  26. beautiful recipe- and the story of its ingredients is captivating! Wish I find all these in he US!

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  27. Lovely color and looks delicious dear, wish I could have a bite...

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  28. love it.....very easy recipe & so tasty result......never used date jaggery only read about it in the blogs....may be next time will try to find at my indian store....hi to deepa aunty from kiddoos...

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  29. Very new to me...will give a try.

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  30. WOW..those ladoos looks incredible deepa..my mom would make this kind of ladoos, getting nostalgic here...thanks for sharing this dear!

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  31. So yuuummy ladoos..wish I could grab some:)

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  32. Grab an award tomorrow from my site :)

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  33. coconut ladoos looks so yummy...new idea to make it with date jaggery..must be delicious

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  34. Hi dear...hope u r doing fine :) I was away from active blogging,i missed out many of your recipes. Trying to get hold of everything very soon..yummy & tempting ladoo..feeling like to take a bite :)

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  35. deepa thats so delicious laddus how perfetly u made those looks so wyumm.. my evertime favorite

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  36. looks so delicious and yummy!

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  37. So very rightly said...no festivals without sweets. These laddoos look so inviting...never made coconut laddoo with jaggery.
    Btw an award is awaiting u in my blog, pls come n pic dear.
    Hugs.

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  38. Yummy narkeler naadu...i love the flavor of khejur gud ...
    So many recipes of your's i missed recently , that baked eggs look real tempting.

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  39. These cute little coconut balls look devine and must have tasted wonderful.Sorry late in commenting but not getting updates from your blog for some strange reasson.

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  40. yummy ladoos... perfect for a dessert or even a snack!

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  41. Wish you a Happy Friendship Day.

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  42. Sorry for not catching with ur recent posts.
    This ladu looks so divine yaar,perfect balls:)

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  43. Hey Deepa
    Sorry yaar..very late here

    Ladoos making me drool here..looks devine ! I'll see you in September ! Have you got peda recipe? send it to my event...

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  44. These marbles looks delectable!!! We used to make similar to this in South India, its called Kamarkat.

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  45. I make a different version of this ladoo this sounds yummy with jaggery!!! lovely pics!!!

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  46. looks so tempting., I simply love this one :)

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  47. Temptingly delicious love the reflection click.

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  48. The coconut ladoo looks delightful - First time on your blog - Awesome stuff! Want to invite you to participate in my first event - please check it out at
    http://priyasnowserving@blogspot.com

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  49. Hi deepa it looks so tempting aamio try korbo thnxs reciper jonne

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  50. This is excellent, thank you

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