coconut ladoo ganesh chaturthi recipe

coconut ladoo recipe with step by step photos – melt in the mouth delicious coconut ladoos made with desiccated coconut. just a three ingredient recipe and one which does not take a lot of time to make.

coconut ladoos are specially made during festivals like diwali, ganesh chaturthi, dussehra… these coconut ladoos are made with desiccated coconut. i have also posted the recipe of coconut burfi made with unsweetened desiccated coconut and the instant coconut ladoo recipe. if you have fresh coconut, then you can check these sweets recipes made with fresh coconut:

these coconut ladoos are easy to make provided you get 1 thread or ek taar consistency in the sugar syrup. if you overcook the sugar syrup beyond the 1 thread consistency, the coconut ladoos would become hard.

also you have to be quick enough to make the ladoos when the mixture is still hot. if the mixture cools, forming the coconut ladoos is an impossible task. then you warm the mixture and start making the ladoos again.

do try this coconut ladoo recipe for ganesh chaturthi or for diwali or any festival. i made these delicious ladoos to be offered as naivedyam or bhog to lord ganesha. ladoos are the favoriate food of lord ganesha. apart from these ladoos, you can also offer motichoor ladoo, rava ladoo and boondi ladoo also to lord ganesha.

coconut ladoo recipe below:

coconut ladoos recipe
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coconut ladoos recipe

coconut ladoo recipe - melt in the mouth delicious coconut ladoos made with desiccated coconut

course desserts, sweets
cuisine indian
cook time 15 minutes
total time 15 minutes
servings 10 to 12 coconut ladoo
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1.5 cups desiccated coconut (unsweetened)
  • cup regular sugar or organic unrefined cane sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 to 4 green cardamoms (choti elaichi) - husked and powdered in a mortar-pestle (optional)

how to make recipe?

  1. mix the sugar with the water and dissolve it.
  2. if there are impurities than strain the sugar solution.
  3. keep the sugar solution on fire and on a low flame cook the solution.
  4. the solution will start to thicken and continue to cook till you get the one thread consistency in the sugar solution.
  5. switch off the flame and add the dessicated coconut and cardamom powder to the sugar solution.
  6. quickly stir and make small balls from the mixture.
  7. if the heat is too much too handle, wait for a few minutes till you are comfortable in making the ladoos.
  8. the mixture should be hot or warm while making the coconut ladoos.

  9. if the mixture become cold, then making the coconut ladoos is impossible.

  10. in this case, return the pan or bowl on the fire and slightly warm the mixture and continue to make the ladoos.
  11. serve the coconut ladoos as naivedyam or bhog to lord ganesha.

recipe notes

the sugar can be adjusted as per your sweet likings. for a less sweet taste you can use 1/2 cup sugar and for a more sweeter taste use 3/4 cup sugar.


how to make coconut ladoo recipe:

1. mix the sugar with the water and dissolve it. if there are impurities than strain the sugar solution. keep the sugar solution on fire and on a low flame cook the solution.

sugar solution for coconut ladoo recipe

2. the solution will start to thicken and continue to cook till you get the one thread consistency in the sugar solution. this takes some minutes. this is a very hot solution, so when checking for one thread consistency, cool the solution in a spoon and then check.

sugar solution for making coconut ladoos recipe

3. switch off the flame and add the desiccated coconut and cardamom powder to the sugar solution.

dessicated coconut to make coconut laddu recipe

4. be quick enough to stir the whole mixture well.

stir coconut ladoo mixture

5. make small balls from the mixture. if the heat is too much too handle, wait for a few seconds till you are comfortable in making the coconut ladoos. the mixture should be hot or more warm while making the coconut ladoos. if the mixture become cold, then making the coconut ladoos is impossible. in this case, return the pan or bowl on the fire and slightly warm the mixture and continue to make the coconut ladoos.

making coconut ladoo recipe

6. make all coconut ladoos this way.

coconut ladooo recipe

7. serve the coconut ladoos as naivedyam or bhog to lord ganesha.

coconut ladoo recipe




41 thoughts on “coconut ladoo recipe, delicious coconut ladoo with desiccated coconut”

  1. Thank you for this recipe. It was easy and fun to make and totally delicious. I love your site and look forward to making more.

  2. Hiii dear again I need u r help. Actually I want to make a prasad ‘ khajur diva means using khajur and other things want give a shape of diva n bati . Plz plz suggest me something . I need u r direction .

  3. Hi dassana
    I used the same measurements and also got the thread consistency but still the coconut is falling apart and cannot make balls out of it. What went wrong? Can i mix some more sugar syrup?

  4. Hi, thanks for this great receipe. I like your site. I searched any receipe for first time on net n I like it. Can we make coconut ladoos with simple milk also?

  5. Hi…am regular viewer on your blog..must share with you, thankyou for all delicious recipes you post.

    I always visa your blog before I plan my cooking …keep up the great work! !

    Happy cooking

  6. Hi… I m going to try this ladoo tonight… Have also tried a few other recipes of yours.. Too good I say 🙂
    Time saver n yummy too 🙂

  7. Would like to bring your attention that the above recipe has been used in the website of ganeshchathurthi.org. Have they taken your permission to do the same.and also they have not given the credits to you.

  8. Hi Dassana
    I live in a remote part of the US and around here it’s really hard to get unsweetened coconut so all I could lay my hands on is sweetened coconut from Walmart….can I make these laddoos with that if I omit or reduce the sugar syrup from your recipe?

    1. yes you can use sweetened coconut. you will have to reduce the sugar then as well as the water proportion. you can use 1/2 cup sugar and about 1/4 or 1/3 cup water.

    1. at my place they got over soon. better keep in the refrigerator. not sure, but i think they will last for about 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

  9. hi dasana.need some help from u..Here in mauritius, we do milk laddoo without coconut for ganesh chaturthi..i know we use milk, sugar and almonds…please can u help me for this recipe and instructions.thanks.If possible, please reply before tuesday.thanks.

    1. gavnisha, i know the recipe with condensed milk. but its been years since i have made it. so i don’t want to give you rough approximation of the ingredients. because when we cook then we come to know how the consistency turns up.

  10. Hi again, ur coconut is dried one. Is it possible to make with fresh grated one I do not get desiccated coconut mixture here at my place.
    TC,XO

    1. simren, i don’t think that this recipe will work for fresh coconut as it has lot of moisture. you can try by dry roasting the fresh coconut in a pan and then use it. but don’t let the coconut brown. best is to use the desiccated coconut.

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