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coconut ladoo recipe

easy coconut ladoo recipe - 3 ingredient quick coconut ladoo recipe made with fresh coconut, condensed milk and cardamom powder.

4.48 from 19 votes
total time:
15minutes

coconut ladoo recipe with step by step photos – quick, easy and tasty coconut ladoo recipe made with fresh coconut, condensed milk and cardamom powder.

coconut ladoo

i had some good amount of leftover grated coconut and almost half a can of condensed milk. so decided to use both of them to make these melt in the mouth coconut ladoo and taste too good.

coconut ladoo are often made for festive occasions. i made them for the ram navami festival and have kept in the fridge. these stay good in the fridge for 4-5 days. generally only the white part of coconut is used. but the one i had grated, had both white and some brown parts. still i made the ladoo as it does not matter to me as long as the end result tastes good.

variations of making coconut ladoo recipes

depending upon the method and the ingredients used there are many recipes for making coconut ladoo. e.g. you can make them with fresh or dry coconut. you can use either khoya or condensed milk or jaggery or sugar syrup. mostly cardamom powder is used as a flavoring agent. but you can also add some saffron strands.

few such methods to make coconut ladoo are:

  • instant coconut ladoo – this is a 2 ingredient delicious ladoo made with sweetened condensed milk and desiccated coconut powder.
  • coconut ladoo with khoya – made with fresh grated coconut and khoya (mawa).
  • nariyal ke ladoo – made with desiccated coconut and sugar syrup.
  • narkel naru  delicious coconut ladoo from the bengali cuisine made with fresh grated coconut and jaggery.

all these methods to make coconut ladoo are quick and easy and you get really good coconut ladoo. a lovely sweet treat for your loved ones.

if you are looking for more coconut sweets recipes then you can check these below recipes:

coconut ladoo

4.48 from 19 votes
Prep Time:1 min
Cook Time:14 mins
Total Time:15 mins
easy coconut ladoo recipe - 3 ingredient quick coconut ladoo recipe made with fresh coconut, condensed milk and cardamom powder.
coconut ladoo recipe
Course:desserts,sweets
Cuisine:maharashtrian
Servings:14 ladoo
Calories:99kcal

INGREDIENTS FOR coconut ladoo

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 1.5 cups tightly packed fresh grated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder) Or 4 to 5 green cardamoms crushed in a mortar-pestle
  • ¾ cup condensed milk Or 220 grams sweetened condensed milk Or about ½ tin of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup desiccated or fresh coconut for rolling
  • chopped dry fruits of your choice (optional)

HOW TO MAKE coconut ladoo

sauteing the coconut

  • heat 1 tsp ghee in a frying pan or kadai.
  • add 1.5 cups tightly packed coconut.
  • stir and saute the coconut on a low flame for 3 to 4 minutes. the sauteing is to just get rid of some moisture. don't brown them. if using desiccated coconut, then no need to saute it in ghee. just mix the desiccated coconut with condensed milk and heat the mixture.

making coconut ladoo

  • now add 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk. here i used amul mithai mate.
  • add 1/2 tsp cardamom powder.
  • stir very well and cook this mixture on a low flame.
  • when you see that the mixture has begun to thicken, then keep stirring regularly.
  • when the mixture begins to leave the sides of the pan and when you see some coconut fat from the sides, switch off the flame.
  • pour the coconut ladoo mixture in another bowl or pan. allow it to cool.
  • when the mixture has cooled completely, pinch small to medium balls from the mixture and form ladoo.
  • roll the coconut ladoo in desiccated coconut (nariyal ka burada) or in fresh coconut evenly.
  • you can also make all the ladoo at once and then roll in the desiccated coconut.
  • place the coconut ladoo in small muffin liners or just place them in a tray.
  • serve coconut ladoo straight away or refrigerate and serve them later. 
  • these coconut ladoo stay good for 4 to 5 days in the fridge.
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how to make coconut ladoo

sauteing the coconut

1. heat 1 tsp ghee in a frying pan or kadai. you can also use coconut oil.

ghee for coconut ladoo recipe

2. add 1.5 cups tightly packed grated coconut.

sauting fresh coconut for coconut ladoo recipe

3. stir and saute the coconut on a low flame for 3 to 4 minutes. the sauteing is to just get rid of some moisture. don’t brown them. if using desiccated coconut, then no need to saute it in ghee. just mix the desiccated coconut with condensed milk and heat the mixture. if using frozen coconut, then let it come at room temperature before you begin to saute it.

sauting coconut for coconut ladoo recipe

making coconut ladoo

4. now add ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk. here i used amul mithai mate.

condensed milk for coconut ladoo recipe

5. add ½ tsp cardamom powder.

cardamom for coconut ladoo recipe

6. stir very well and cook this mixture on a low flame.

cooking coconut ladoo mixture

7. when you see that the mixture has begun to thicken, then keep stirring regularly.

stir coconut ladoo mixture

8. when the mixture begins to leave the sides of the pan and when you see some coconut fat at the sides, switch off the flame.

cooking mixture to make coconut ladoo recipe

9. pour the coconut ladoo mixture in another bowl or pan. allow it to cool.

cooked coconut ladoo mixture

10. when the mixture has cooled completely, pinch small to medium balls from the mixture and form ladoos. apply some ghee on your palms when shaping the coconut ladoo. in case the mixture is loose and you cannot make ladoo, then put it back on the pan and heat for a few more minutes.

making coconut ladoo recipe

11. roll the ladoo in desiccated coconut (nariyal ka burada) or in fresh coconut evenly.

coconut ladoo recipe with condensed milk

12. you can also make all the coconut laddu at once and then roll in the desiccated coconut.

coconut ladoo recipe with condensed milk

13. place the coconut laddu in small muffin liners or just place them in a tray.

coconut ladoo recipe

14. serve coconut ladoo straight away or refrigerate and serve them later. these coconut ladoo stays good for 4 to 5 days in the fridge. for more ladoo recipes, you can check this collection of 26 ladoo recipes.

coconut ladoos condensed milk, coconut ladoo recipe


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76 comments/reviews

  1. Hello Mam,
    The laddoos came out exactly as you have shown in the recipe and tasted good.
    Thank you so much all your recipes are simply awesome and with pictures and perfect measurements it becomes very easy to follow and make them .
    Thanks much.

  2. After my marriage i have learned all the cooking from u.. u have an ausome collection of everyday essential recipes.. the first site i search for, for all my cooking needs..thank u very much for sharing these.. and keep sharing.. lotzz of love to you..

  3. Hello mam…thx a ton for your easy and lovely recipes. Your site is the first one that I visit of I have to try something new. And the results are always impressive. Thanks a ton. God bless for the good work.

  4. Thanks so much for recipe! I had a lot of coconut left over after extracting coconut milk, and I luckily saw this recipe. My husband loved them (even though he’s not a big fan of sweets). Hope to try this again!

    • welcome shreyasi. thats a good idea to make coconut from the leftover coconut after extracting coconut milk. i usually make cookies with them. thanks for sharing the positive feedback on the coconut ladoo recipe.

  5. Love this recipe! I tried it today and the ladoos have come out perfectly round and delicious. The recipe is easy to follow and the pictures are a great guide. Thanks a lot! Happy Diwali!

  6. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe, am just waiting it to cool before shaping them and rolling in coconut ready for navrati tonight. Very easy to follow instructions.

  7. Hi..

    I guess there is some sequencing problem with the recipe(text ,not the pics).kindly rectify it.by the way,your blog is the first thing I check when i think of cooking something special..going to try these laddus today.

  8. Hello Mam,
    On the ocassion Of Vinayak Chaturthi , i tried Your Receipe of Coconut ladoo with Condensed milk.
    It Was Really Delicious!! My family & frnds really Luved it
    And
    I m really Thankful to u.

  9. fresh coconut means freshly grated sukha/dry coconut or kachcha coconut available with vegetable vendors…bit confused

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