Coconut Delight Candy
By T.S. Abbisha
Grated Coconut: 1 cup
Cardamom: 1 tsp
A pinch of Salt
Ghee: 1 tsp
Rice Flour: 3 tsp
Water: As needed
Begin by grinding the grated coconut in a mixer with a little water until a coarse paste forms. This coconut paste will be the heart of our delightful candy.
In a bowl, prepare the sugar syrup by combining jaggery and a small amount of water. Heat the mixture on a medium flame, stirring continuously until the jaggery dissolves completely. This will create a sticky and luscious syrup.
Once the sugar syrup reaches the desired consistency, add the aromatic cardamom powder, a pinch of salt, and the enriching ghee. Mix these ingredients thoroughly, allowing the flavors to infuse.
Gently integrate the coconut paste you prepared earlier into the sugar syrup mixture. Also, add the rice flour to the mixture, ensuring that everything blends harmoniously.
Move the pan back to the stove and cook the mixture over low heat. Keep stirring continuously to prevent any lumps from forming. The mixture will start to thicken and come together into a cohesive mass. This process might take a few minutes, so be patient.
Once the mixture achieves the perfect consistency and starts to leave the sides of the pan, indicating that it’s ready, transfer it onto another pan or a clean surface.
While the mixture is still hot, shape it into small balls or molds of your choice. Press the mixture firmly to hold its shape and create beautiful patterns. You can use various molds to add a festive touch. Allow the coconut candies to cool and set. As they cool down, they will firm up and become even more delicious.
The desserts are now ready to be eaten!