coconut ladoo with khoya | nariyal ladoo with khoya and fresh coconut

coconut ladoo recipe with step by step photos – quick, easy and delicious coconut ladoo made with fresh coconut, ghee, sugar and khoya.

coconut ladoo recipe

these coconut ladoos just melt in your mouth. since they are so good, they can be quite addictive. at home we love these ladoos and they just disappear as soon as i make them. coconut based sweets are liked by many people. few more coconut based sweets on blog are:

you can use this same ladoo recipe to make modaks. for modaks, just fill the modak mould with the ladoo mixture. you will get neatly shaped coconut modaks.

in this recipe, you can also add dry fruits, but its optional. if you are adding nuts then use finely chopped nuts or you could also garnish the ladoos with sliced almonds or pistachios.

you can also make these coconut ladoos as naivedyam or also make them easily during festivals. as i have mentioned before, the recipe uses khoya. khoya or mawa is evaporated milk solids.

the recipe also makes for a quick dessert for family. you could easily double or triple up the recipe. just that more time and work will be required to grate the fresh coconut for more time.

coconut ladoo with khoya

5 from 2 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:12 mins
Total Time:32 mins
Cuisine:north indian
Calories: 162kcal
Servings (change the number to scale):10 ladoos
coconut ladoo recipe with khoya or mawa
quick and easy coconut ladoo recipe made with khoya or mawa.

INGREDIENTS FOR coconut ladoo with khoya

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 1 cup khoya, crumbled or grated (mawa or dried evaporated milk solids)
  • 1.5 cups fresh grated coconut
  • ¼ cup sugar or as required
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)

HOW TO MAKE coconut ladoo with khoya

roasting coconut

  • heat a thick bottomed pan first and keep the flame to a low.
  • then add 1.5 cup of fresh grated coconut in the pan.
  • on a low flame roast coconut for 2 to 3 mins. no need to brown the coconut, just a light roasting to get rid of some moisture.
  • remove the coconut and place aside.

making coconut ladoo with khoya

  • in the same pan add a tablespoon of ghee.
  • then add 1 cup of crumbled or grated mawa (khoya) and stir well.
  • saute the mawa on low flame for 2 to 3 mins.
  • when the mawa begins to melt, then add 1/4 cup sugar and mix well.
  • keep stirring the mixture and continue to saute for 1 to 2 minutes on a low flame.
  • now add the lightly roasted coconut. mix and stir well.
  • add 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom powder and mix well.
  • saute for a minute more on low heat. then switch off the flame.
  • transfer the ladoo mixture to another bowl or plate.
  • let the coconut ladoo mixture cool down a bit and while the mixture is still hot or warm, start shaping the mixture into coconut ladoos. 
  • if you are unable to handle the heat, then wait till the mixture cools down more.
  • allow the coconut ladoos to come to room temperature and store in an air-tight container and refrigerate.
  • you can serve the coconut ladoos at room temperature.
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preparation to make coconut ladoo with khoya

1. heat a thick bottomed pan and keep the flame to a low. then add 1.5 cups fresh grated coconut.

coconut ladoo recipe

2. roast coconut on a low flame for 2 to 3 minutes. keep on stirring often while roasting coconut. no need to brown the coconut. we just need to get rid of some moisture from the coconut.

coconut ladoo recipe

3. then remove the roasted coconut in a bowl or plate and keep aside.

coconut ladoo recipe

making coconut ladoo with khoya

4. in the same pan add a tablespoon of ghee.

coconut ladoo recipe

5. then add 1 cup of crumbled or grated mawa or khoya.

coconut ladoo recipe

6. begin to stir.

coconut ladoo recipe

7. stir and saute the mawa on a low flame for 2 to 3 mins.

coconut ladoo recipe

8. when the mawa begins to melt, add ¼ cup sugar.

coconut ladoo recipe

9. begin to mix the sugar with the mawa and continue to keep stirring the mixture.

coconut ladoo recipe
10. saute for 1 to 2 mins on a low flame.

coconut ladoo recipe

11. add the lightly roasted coconut.

coconut ladoo recipe

12. mix and stir well.

coconut ladoo recipe

13. then add ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder.

coconut ladoo recipe

14. mix again very well.

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15. saute for a minute more on a low flame. then switch off the flame.

coconut ladoo recipe

16. transfer the coconut ladoo mixture to another bowl or plate.

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17. let the mixture cool down a bit. while its still slightly hot or warm, prepare coconut ladoo from mixture. if you are unable to handle the heat, then let the mixture cool down more and then prepare ladoos.

preparing coconut ladoos

allow the ladoos to come to room temperature and then serve. if offering to lord ganesha, then after preparing them, you can offer it to lord ganesha. store the coconut ladoos in an air-tight jar or container and then refrigerate. in the refrigerator, these ladoos will last for 3 to 4 days.

coconut ladoo


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namaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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19 comments/reviews

  1. Hi dassana,
    We made this recipe today & it came out fantastic! Combo of mawa & coconut is amazing. Only that we couldn’t form ladoos, but even as halwa it tasted as good. I didn’t grow up having coconut in sweets or any recipe whatsoever, and hence was reluctant to try. I still tried because the process seemed quite less-time taking :P. Now I’m very, very glad that I did. Now onward I shall be more open to incorporating new ingredients in cooking.
    Thank you!!5 stars

  2. Awesome recipe…i made these ladoos yesterday with the khoya i prepared a day before with your recipe…ladoos just melted in the mouth as you also said in this post. My husband & other family members liked it very much. In fact, they said these are more delicious than the sweet shop ladoos 🙂 But, only one drawback of making these ladoos is that they disappear in no time 😉
    Thank you so much for sharing so simple & mouthwatering recipes.
    Anupam5 stars

    • first time we liked the drawback in the recipe… yes these coconut ladoos disappear soon. pleased to know your family liked the ladoos. thanks for sharing positive views and you are welcome.

  3. I would like to know the ratio of coconut to mawa to sugar because I will make it after I make mawa from milk at home

    • ratio will more or less as mentioned in this recipe. the sugar proportion can change. for 3/4 to 1 cup of mawa, you can add 1.5 cups grated coconut and 1/4 to 1/3 cup sugar.

  4. Hi Dassana,thanks much for ur quick reply.i want ur opinion on for two things.
    Firstly,should I buy stainless steel cooker or aluminium?
    Secondly,which is the best brand cookware for ceramic and granite ware?
    u r so much into cooking that ur experience can never go wrong,that is what I firmly not want to go wrong so I am asking these before buying.
    Thanks.Enjoy ur long weekend and festive season
    Stay blessed

    • welcome parul. best is to buy stainless steel pressure cooker. i have used alda for ceramic and i feel it is not that great. recently we received a set of wonderchef granite pans and they are good. so far one indian brand that is good for granite ware is wonderchef. i have used prestige non stick pans too and even they were good.