nariyal ladoo recipe, how to make nariyal ke ladoo

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melt in the mouth delicious coconut ladoos made with desiccated coconut

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

coconut ladoo ganesh chaturthi recipe

nariyal ke ladoo are specially made during festivals like diwali, ganesh chaturthi, dussehra.. these nariyal ladoo are made with desiccated coconut. i have also posted the recipe of coconut burfi  and coconut ladoos made with desiccated coconut powder.

if you have fresh coconut, then you can check these sweets recipes made with fresh coconut:

these nariyal ladoo 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 nariyal 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
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nariyal 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
rough calories per serving 137 kcal
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

preparing sugar syrup for nariyal ladoo

  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.

making nariyal ladoo

  1. switch off the flame and add the dessicated coconut and cardamom powder to the sugar solution.
  2. quickly stir and make small balls from the mixture.
  3. if the heat is too much too handle, wait for a few minutes till you are comfortable in making the ladoos.
  4. the mixture should be hot or warm while making the coconut ladoos.

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

  6. in this case, return the pan or bowl on the fire and slightly warm the mixture and continue to make the ladoos.
  7. serve the nariyal ladoo 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.

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how to make nariyal ladoo

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 nariyal ladoos. the mixture should be hot or more warm while making the nariyal 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 nariyal ladoo this way.

coconut ladooo recipe

7. serve the nariyal ladoo as naivedyam or bhog to lord ganesha.

coconut ladoo recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Hi ,I tried the recipe today,it turned out dry to roll into balls. Any suggestions??

    • aathira, looks like the sugar syrup was overcooked. thats why the dryness. add some warm milk and melted ghee and roll again.

  2. I made this laddo today came out super….I also added rava (suji) while making these laddos.

    • pranjal, thanks for sharing your variation.

  3. My daughter loves kaju katli thanks

  4. 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.

    • thanks jaia.

  5. Thank u so much .

    • welcome pradnya 🙂

  6. 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 .

  7. Very good

    • thankyou harsh 🙂

  8. Nice useful information very simple step by step provedure

    • thankyou sriparam 🙂

  9. 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?

    • kavitha, just cook it for some more minutes till you get the smooth round ball from the coconut.

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