This is the first recipe I learnt after I got married. It is my co sister Durga's recipe. She is an awesome cook, especially when it comes to traditional Andhra dishes. This is not a traditional recipe though, it's a fun quick easy no cook recipe. I like to call them mock pina colada morsels!
They are soft chewy fruity sweet morsels. They require very few ingredients and can be whipped up in no time.
We need canned crushed pineapple, condensed milk, dry coconut powder and pistachios.
I did not use pistachios while making them this time, because I made them as gifts for my son's martial arts teachers and I am not sure if they have any nut allergies.
Drain a can of crushed pineapple squeezing the juice between your palms as much as possible.
Add 3/4 cup of coconut powder and half a can of sweetened condensed milk. Mix well, let it rest for 5 minutes, this helps the coconut to absorb some of the liquid from pineapple and condensed milk.
Take a plate and fill with coconut powder for rolling the morsels.
Take a tablespoon measure of the mix and form a ball. Roll it in the coconut powder.
Take a pistachio, dip one side in some condensed milk and stick it to the ball.
Place it in a mini cupcake wrapper for a cute display.
Enjoy the compliments when you share with your friends!
1 can crushed pineapple
1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup coconut powder
coconut powder for rolling
Pistachios for garnish.
1 Drain the crushed pineapple and remove as much juice as possible by squeezing between your palms.
2 Add condensed milk and coconut powder.
3 mix well and let it rest for 5 minutes
4 use a tablespoon to scoop one measure and form a ball.
5 roll in mawa powder or coconut powder
6 take a pistachio dip it in condensed milk and stick it to the ball.
I love giving handmade gifts especially food, but I am practical about it, I prefer giving food in reusable containers than paper boxes. So I got simple ziplock containers and packed these goodies. Nothing fancy!