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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Humble Bengali Delicacy- Narkel-Chinir Nadu

                                                                   
This is that time of the year Folks, when the Festival of Lights, Deepavali ( Diwali  ) will be celebrated next day. Also, tomorrow is Goddess Kali's Puja which is a festival , mainly celebrated in West Bengal. So I thought why don't I celebrate this wonderful festival by preparing a unique Bengali Sweet called Narkel Chinir Nadu ( Coconut Sugar Dumplings) . So, I wish all my Blogger Friends a Very Happy and Prosperous Diwali & Kali Puja. I made these today morning and was in a great hurry to make breakfast simultaneously, so could give much time in presenting nice pictures.


Ingredients:
2 cups fresh Coconut, grated
3/4 cup Sugar
1 tsp Cardamom powder
2 tbsp Milk
Ghee to grease the molds


Method:
Grate the coconut finely and mix it with sugar. Now take a heavy bottom wok and pour 2 tbsp milk with low flame. Add the coconut-sugar mixture and keep stirring on low flame. When the mixture become thick and sticky, add cardamom powder. Remove from heat and let it cool down for a minute (if you leave the mixture like this for a longer time you will not be able to mold them in shapes).
Apply little ghee on your palm and make small marble size balls and press them on greased molds. After holding for few seconds, remove from molds with great care without breaking the shape and place on greased surface. And if you don't have these molds that are specially meant for narkel er nadu ( coconut dumplings) then simple make the small balls with the palms of your hand while it is still warm. Store in sealed jars and keep the jar in fridge for easily 2-3 weeks.
                                                              


User Comments & Tips:


  • The idea of using milk here is to prevent the coconut and sugar mixture getting burnt from the bottom. so just a little bit of milk is required.
  • Cooking this mixture for a longer time will leave you with harder naru. As naru hardens when it cools down completely
  • Don't leave the mixture unattended when it is on stove as it might get burnt from the bottom, so keep stirring.                                                                                 
                                                                         

This simple Narkel er Nadu goes to various events-


              Garyatri's Only Sweets and Desserts Event, an event started by Pari 
                                                                     
               And finally to Diwali special Sweet and Savories at Tickling Palates
                                                                                          
                


39 comments:

  1. A wonderful Diwali to you Deepasri :) The sweet looks very appealing and yummy!

    Cheers
    Priya

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  2. A Very Happy Diwali to you too!
    Aaj-i barite baniyechhi narkel-naru chini diye for the puja :)
    Nice post...

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  3. We spent 5 years in India and loved the Diwali festival. These sweets look so tempting! I am following you from Rome!

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  4. My mouth is watering, that looks fantastic. Happy Diwali to you :)

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  5. Coconut sweets are always a great treat. Nice recipe

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  6. Super delicious one. Happy Diwali to you and your family Dear.

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  7. Hi Deepa,Coconut Sweetluks deliciously yumm Dear.Luv it.Thanks for ur wishes. Dear Blogger Friend,Wish U a Warm and Happy Diwali.Enjoy the Festivities with taste-filled delights,Safe and Delicious Moments - Regards, Christy Gerald

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  8. Real treat,looks divine..Happy Diwali!

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  9. looks so delicious and tempting...lovely clicks dear ...
    A very Happy Diwali to you & your family !!!

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  10. naru is looking delicious
    happy diwali

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  11. Delicious and amazing recipe. So tempting sweet dish. Book marked dear.

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  12. Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous Diwali.
    Onekdin por narkel chinir nadu dekhlam. Khub shundor baniyechho r amar machher shaper naduta darun legechhe.

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  13. This is awesome Deepa..loved it..
    A very Happy Diwali to you and your family..:)
    Reva

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  14. Looks very delicious.
    Happy Diwali to you n your family.

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  15. Wishing u and ur family to Happy Diwali. Narkel Narkel naru is perfect treat..

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  16. Delicious nariyal laddu. Wish you and family a happy and prosperous Diwali.

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  17. Coconut sweet looks delicious.Like that interesting shape too. Wishing you and family a happy and prosperous Diwali!

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  18. Narkel chinir laddoo reminds me of diwali during childhood, when my mom used to make this on every auspicious occassion, along with some other sweets. Loved this post! A happy belated Diwali!!

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  19. I love narkel-chinir nadu. Yumm!!!!

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Diwali.

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  20. New to me..Looks so yumm!!!
    happy Diwali !

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  21. Coconut ladoos look really delicious.

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  22. Super delicious laddoos,makes me drool..Happy diwali wishes..

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  23. always a fan of such a simple and yummy sweet!...beautifully made!

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  24. They looks so delicate n scrummy ~ very festive!
    USMasala

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  25. looks so delicious. HAPPY DIWALI.

    Uma@Trendy Relish

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  26. Dear Deepa, Wishing you a v.happy diwali.
    Love these ladoos anytime. Pls leave a link of this entry in my space in case you want to be a part of the giveaway.


    FOODELICIOUS

    EVENT FOR OCTOBER & GIVEAWAY, ‘ONLY’- SWEETS & DESSERTS

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  27. this is new to me.. looks delicious:)
    Deepa, as you said i went and baught silver leaf from M.K.retail.but when i tried to put it on my badam katli i made for diwali, it broke into several pieces. might be because im nt familiar with it.can u tell me how to use it?finally i had to make another sweet to put in blog and i ate everything :0

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  28. I think this is one of the Bengalis signature recipe during Lakshmi puja! Lovely narus!

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  29. Wish you and all your loved ones a very Happy Diwali!

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  30. Beautiful dessert and sounds so yummy!

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  31. Coconut laddo is simply delicious....they look yummy on that plate. slurrp...

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  32. love d divine cliks...ladoo is absolute delicious..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  33. Looks awesome. This is similar to coconut burfi .. yummy.

    Vardhini
    Event: Halloween Fiesta

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  34. thanks for sending narkel nadu to healing foods. loved it, specially the fish mould one, I lost mine years ago.

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