This is one perfect sweet for coconut lovers and sweet tooth persons....I my self enjoy this sweet a lot. From my childhood this is mostly after festival sweet, because at the time of festivals my mom offers coconut to god and by the end of festivals(especially Navrathri....)lots of coconut used to be in the house, so she used to make this sweet......but being a great sweet lover ...I cook and enjoy this sweet when ever I feel like.......
2 Cups Fresh grated Coconut, 11/2cups Jaggery(adjust as per sweet levels),3 Elachi/cardamom, 2tsp.Ghee.
In a pan heat Ghee, once it's warm add the coconut and fry for a min., til the aroma of the coconut starts spreading. In another thick bottomed pan add jaggery, add little water to it(about 1tsp. of water), crushed elachi and fried coconut and keep on the medium flame until the whole jaggery converts into liquid(first) and then it comes together to a single mass consistency(it should be very sticky consistency), it takes approx.10-12min. Let it cool for a while(it should be little hot), then make round balls by applying little ghee to the palms.....these Laddus need not be refrigerated, they stay fresh for a week.