Coconut macaroons

I have happy childhood memories that revolve around coconut macaroons, summer vacations and gorging. A couple of weeks back I tried this  macaroon recipe that works wonderfully.Here it is..dscf0309


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ C desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pinch of salt


  • Whisk eg whites with salt till stiff.
  • Fold in sugar,coconut  and essence with a spoon.
  • Cover a baking tray with butter paper/aluminium foil.
  • Place spoonfuls of the batter about 2” apart. You should get 16-20 macaroons.
  • Bake at 180Deg.C for 20-25 mins.
  • Cool and remove from tray.

Source: Nita Mehta’s Bakes and Cakes


Mandira’s notes: This is absolutely fabulous recipe. It takes literally 5 mins to have it all mixed up and  baking in the oven.  Highly recommended.:D Btw, its nice and coconutty. If you dont like coconut, skip this one..obviously!


19 thoughts on “Coconut macaroons

  1. homecooked

    This looks so good Mandira! I can almost smell the coconut here 🙂 Looks fantastic! The recipe looks so simple….have bookmarked to try it out.

  2. mandy mandy mandy…is that bib / large towel ready yet? i can hardly see the alphabets on my keyboard…i think my eyes r drooling too! hugs for posting a quick-fix recipe!!! 😀

  3. @crafty- hv sent across a bib…shud b reaching u soon!;)

    @sushma- ditto!:D

    @srivalli-i wish i knew how to do these without eggs..but u see, im a book-cook. i read, i follow. may be lakshmi can help..(lax, are you listening!?!)

  4. Don’t think there can be an eggless version for this one – btw is it just me or does the font appear really small in this comment box (as I type that is, not after its been published)

  5. no its not sweet… its the regular nariyal ka bura that we get here.. i sure if u reduce the sugar quantity, u can make do with sweetened coconut..but u will have to use apporximation for how much sugar to reduce depending on how sweet ur coconut is…

  6. You mean its that khopra ka powder kya? In marathi they call it khopra that is the dried cooconut. Let me check and see if I get that in the Indian store. Otherwise I’ll use the sweetened coconut itself. Thanks Mandira 🙂

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