Coconut Ricotta Bites with Lime syrup

Today is the second Thursday of the month. Hence the reveal day of  
The two assigned ingredients for the month were coconut and lime and since that did not seem like a very difficult combination for a dessert, i decided to join in this month. now feeling all adventurous i next decided on trying these flavors on an Indian sweet and the first thing that came up my mind was a famous Odiya sweet namely, Chhena Poda.  Even Mr MN thought it might be a good idea, so i went ahead and baked this authentic Odiya dessert with a twist of ingredients and transformed it into delicious Coconut Ricotta bites with Lime syrup. 

Coconut Ricotta Bites with Lime syrup
for the coconut ricotta bites
  • 1/4 cup jaggery (or sugar)
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon semolina flour/suji
  • 8  tablespoon coconut powder
  • 8-10 pistachios, chopped
  • 2-3 dried  Turkish apricots, chopped
for the lime syrup
  • juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 6 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup jaggery
  • 2 green cardamom, crushed
for garnishing
  • whipping cream
  • slices of pistachio
what i did
  • i preheated the oven to 325 degree F and lined my mini cupcake tray with cupcake paper liners.
  • next i added the jaggery and coconut milk in a saucepan and heated it over medium heat till the block of jaggery liquefied. then switching off the heat i allowed it to cool.
  • once the coconut-jaggery syrup was cool enough to handle i combined it with the rest of the ingredients to make a  smooth  homogeneous mixture.
  • then spooning the mixture uniformly into 17 mini cups,  i transferred the mini cupcake tray into the preheated oven and let the cakes bake till their surfaces looked golden, about 35 minutes.
  • in the meantime i made the lime syrup by combining the listed ingredients and simmering them over  medium-low flame. once the block of jaggery liquefied and a nice golden syrup with maple syrup like consistency was formed, i switched off the heat and kept the lime syrup aside.
  • at the end of 35 minutes of baking time when the surface of the mini bites turned golden, i took the tray out of the oven, evenly distributed the lime syrup over the baked bites, then put the tray back into the oven to bake and let the soaked bites bake for another 5 minutes.
    the coconut-ricotta bites in the process of absorbing the lime syrup...
  • after that i switched off the oven. allowed the mini bites to cool inside the oven for 20-30 minutes. 
    the inverted mini bites as they looked after the lime syrup had been absorbed..
  • by then almost all the syrup had been absorbed. so i took the mini bites out of their paper liners and put them in the refrigerator.
2 hours later  i served them with a garnish of whipped cream and pistachios. Oh God ! that was so good. flavors of home mixed with the combo of coconut and lime. YU...UUUM !! 
we were really excited with this mutant of Chheda Poda and I am sure that you too will love it if and when you decide to try.

Happy baking and have a great day and do check out some more interesting recipes with coconut and lime by participants of this round of BEHIND THE CURTAIN DESSERT CHALLENGE  !!

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  1. That looks delicious Tanu. Love the traditional twist.

  2. Thanks Swathi. we enjoyed it too.

  3. OH wow, looks so good! I love a moist cake

  4. Stumbled upon your space from one of blogger friends. Glad to see the lovely recipe especially this latest. I adore coconut and lime. These two together for a dessert is awesome. I seldom bake but thumbs up to people like you who are good at it.

  5. Looks fabulous and delicious. Bookmarked it Tanusree.

  6. Your coconut ricotta bites look amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Love that you incorporated an Indian sweet into this month's challenge =)

  7. Hi Tanu, awesome delight. Look very inviting, I love anything coconut. :)

    Have a nice weekend.

  8. What delectable sweet nibbles! Your syrup topped mini cakes look wonderful!

  9. Wow wow Wow... !!! amazing reipe this one is.. bookmarked !!

  10. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day Weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. The garnish of whipped cream and pistachios would be perfect! Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

  12. What a fantastic little treat! Thanks so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. Pinned to my MM board. We will be featuring this at tonight's party. Hope to see you there!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks


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