narkel naru | gurer narkel naru | coconut ladoo with jaggery

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Narkel naru recipe with step by step pics. Narkel naru are delicious coconut ladoos from the Bengali cuisine. In Bengali language ‘narkel’ means coconut, ‘gurer’ means jaggery and ‘naru’ means ladoo. narkel naru can be made with sugar or jaggery. This recipe of narkel naru or coconut ladoos is made with jaggery. For the jaggery you can use the jaggery made from sugarcane juice or palm jaggery.

narkel naru recipe

These coconut ladoos are the easiest and simplest ladoos one can make. plus they taste delicious too. I had made these ladoos on the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi to offer them as naivedyam to lord ganesha. For any festive or religious ocassion these coconut ladoos can be made. You can also make these ladoos for durga pooja.

I have posted few more variations of making coconut ladoos:

In this gurer narkel naru recipe, I have used organic jaggery, so I have not made syrup and filtered it. If using regular jaggery, then make a syrup of it with very little water and then strain the syrup to remove impurities. Then use this jaggery syrup and add to the coconut.

Gurer narkel naru can be served as a sweet during festivities. The recipe can also be halved or doubled or tripled.

If you are looking for more delicious Ladoo recipes then you can check:

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bengali gurer narkel naru recipe, coconut ladoo with jaggery

Narkel Naru

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Narkel naru are delicious coconut ladoos from the Bengali cuisine. These narkel naru are made with fresh grated coconut and jaggery. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Cuisine Bengali
Course: Sweets

Servings 10 ladoos
Units

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh grated coconut
  • 1 cup organic jaggery powder or organic grated jaggery
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder - optional
  • some ghee for greasing palms, you can also use coconut oil

Instructions

  • First heat a heavy kadai. Reduce the flame to a low and add 2 cups fresh grated coconut.
  • Stirring often roast the coconut for 4 to 5 minutes. Do not brown the coconut. The roasting is just to get rid of some moisture from the coconut.
  • Then add 1 cup jaggery powder or grated jaggery.
  • Mix it very well with the coconut.
  • Stirring non-stop cook the coconut and jaggery mixture for about 6 to 7 minutes.
  • The jaggery will melt and mixture will slightly thicken. Do not cook too much as then the ladoos can become hard. To test take a small portion and let it cool down a bit. Then try to form a tiny ladoo with it. If the mixture easily can be shaped into a tiny ball, the ladoo mixture is ready.
  • Switch off the flame and keep the pan on the countertop.
  • Add ½ teaspoon cardamom powder.
  • Mix very well and let this mixture cool down completely.
  • Spread a bit of ghee in your palms and taking small to medium sized portions make the ladoos. instead of ghee you can also use coconut oil.
  • Store them in an air-tight container and refrigerate. Depending on the color of jaggery, the color of ladoos will vary from light brown to dark brown. This recipe makes about 10 ladoos.
  • Serve narkel naru recipe as a sweet.

Notes

  • If using regular jaggery , then make a syrup of it with very little water and then strain the syrup. Then use this jaggery syrup and add to the coconut.
  • This narkel naru recipe can also be halved or doubled or tripled.
  • Palm jaggery can be used instead of jaggery to make the ladoos. 

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 22gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 3mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.6mg

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How to make narkel naru recipe

1. First heat a heavy kadai or pan. Reduce the flame to a low and add 2 cups fresh grated coconut.

making gurer narkel naru recipe

2. Stirring often roast the coconut for 4 to 5 minutes.

making gurer narkel naru recipe

3. Do not brown the coconut. The roasting is just to get rid of some moisture from the coconut.

making gurer narkel naru recipe

4. Then add 1 cup jaggery powder or grated jaggery.

making gurer narkel naru recipe

5. Mix it very well with the coconut.

making gurer narkel naru recipe

6. Stirring non-stop cook the coconut and jaggery mixture for about 6 to 7 minutes.

making gurer narkel naru recipe

7. The jaggery will melt and mixture will slightly thicken. Do not cook too much as then the ladoos can become hard. To test – take a small portion and let it cool down a bit. Then try to form a tiny ladoo with it. If the mixture easily can be shaped into a tiny ball, the ladoo mixture is ready. switch off the flame and keep the kadai on the kitchen countertop.

making gurer narkel naru recipe

8. Add ½ teaspoon cardamom powder. You can easily skip cardamom powder if you do not have it.

making gurer narkel naru recipe

9. Mix very well and let this mixture cool down completely.

making gurer narkel naru recipe

10. Spread a bit of ghee in your palms and taking small to medium sized portions make ladoos. Instead of ghee you can also use coconut oil. Store them in an air-tight container and refrigerate. Depending on the color of jaggery, the color of ladoos will vary from light brown to dark brown. This recipe makes about 10 ladoos.

gurer narkel naru recipe

11. Serve narkel naru recipe as a sweet.

gurer narkel naru recipe

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16 Comments

  1. I tried making d mixture for Modak in ur fried modak recipe but the stuff is got harden can i remelt the mixture to make modak

    1. Add a few tablespoons of water and heat the jaggery coconut mixture. The hardness of the jaggery will go away.

      1. I need help … Can i remelt the jageery n coconut mixture as it’s got harden

        1. Sprinkle some water on the mixture and heat lightly. The hardening of jaggery go away.

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