This mithai is very nostalgic to me as it most likely was the very first mithai I made on my own when I was a teenager! Amul had just introduced the milkmaid condensed milk I believe in the 1980s and it was on the lable , the picture of the mithai and back of the lable had the recipe. I picked up one tin and peeled the label off just to see the recipe and realized we had everything available in the fridge and pantry. So I checked with mom and went ahead to make this delicious mithai. Coconut desserts are my weakness. I love coconuts, be it dry or fresh. So I knew I had to make it anyways. After that first attempt, I had made it a numerous times but then I kind of forgot about it until this past month. It was a day when I wanted to do something and not sure what to do. I had time on my hand and I didn’t want to bake. I know I had condensed milk in the pantry. All of sudden a light bulb went on in my head! I thought, let’s make coconut balls. And I am so glad I did. I actually had so many of the balls as soon as they were made, I had to ask myself to stop!
Here’s how I made it.
1 tin condensed milk(300 ML)
1.5 cups + ¼ cup finely shredded coconut, dry
1 tsp cardamom powder
1 tbsp ghee
In a sauce pot, mix condensed milk, coconut and cardamom powder and cook on medium low heat until mixture leaves the sides of the pot.
Let it cool down for a couple of minutes, grease your palms with ghee and make balls.
Roll them into ¼ cup coconut flakes