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Vermicelli Coconut Laddu

1 Sep

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Semya Kobbari Vundalu.

Vermicelli / semya is roasted in ghee till it turns golden brown in color. It is then cooled and ground into fine powder using a grinder. It it then mixed with ground dalia, coconut and jaggery mixture. The whole mixture is formed into lime sized laddu with help of milk.
Makes: around 9 Vermicelli Coconut Laddu.

Ingredients:

Vermicelli 1 Cup
Dalia / Roasted Gram 1/2 Cup
Dry Coconut 2 Tbsps
Jaggery 1/4 Cup
Milk 2 Tbsps
Ghee 1/2 tsp

Method of preparation:

Heat ghee in a pan on low heat, add vermicelli and fry till vermicelli is golden brown in color.
Cool the vermicelli to room temperature and grind it into fine powder using a grinder.
Use a sieve to separate coarse vermicelli and grind them again into fine powder.

Break jaggery into small pieces with help of a pestle or a heavy object.
Grind dalia, dry coconut and jaggery into fine powder.
Remove onto a mixing bowl and stir in vermicelli powder.
Add milk to the mixture and form into lime sized balls.
Can store vermicelli coconut laddu in a tight jar for couple of days.
Serve vermicelli coconut laddu as a snack.
Notes: Make sure to roast the grind the vermicelli well.

Suggestions: Make sure to add more milk if necessary.
Variations: You can also use warm ghee instead of milk to make the laddu. Using ghee increases the shelf life of the vermicelli laddu.
Other Names: Vermicelli Coconut Laddu, Semya Kobbari Vundalu.