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Coconut Ladoo

Happy New Year 2014!

I wanted to start the New Year 2014 with a sweet and coconut ladoo has been on my ‘to-try’ sweet list for a long time now. What better way to welcome 2014 than preparing something that I wanted for a long time. This is the first time I tried this recipe it was so moist, soft and tasty.


Grated coconut (fresh/dried) 1 and ½ cups tightly packed
Sugar ½ cup (adjust according to taste)
Whole milk 2 cups
Powdered elachi/cardamom a pinch
Broken nuts 2 tblsp
Ghee or melted butter 1 tblsp

How to:

  • Use a large, flat, heavy bottomed skillet and add milk to it.
  • If using fresh coconut add the coconut to the milk now. If using dry coconut you can let the milk boil for 5 minutes and then add the coconut.

  • Stir the coconut and the milk for 15-20 minutes in medium flame.
  • Once the mix is dry, add the sugar and ghee. Adding sugar will make the dish more watery.

  • Keep mixing until the dish is fully dry. When you try to squeeze the dish with a flat ladle, you should not be able to see wetness in the skillet.
  • Do not burn the dish. Keep the flame in medium. Once the dish is done switch off the flame and let the dish cool. You can add the broken nuts.
  • When the dish is warm, make small balls out of it.
  • Moist and sweet coconut ladoo is ready.


Beginners can prepare this dish easily as there is absolutely no way to spoil the dish as long as the flame is medium and the coconut doesn’t brown. Good Luck.