Coconut Ladoo

by thecurrytheory

Here’s a festive recipe for all the nut lovers…I mean coconut lovers. I practically grew up eating a lot of nut related desserts and appetizers. Here’s one which I thoroughly enjoy around Christmas or any other festivities. This recipe is by far the easiest of all the coconut desserts I know that are made in India. Overall the sweets made in India are handmade and take quite a long time to make as many homes do not have the privilege of having hi-tech shredders or blenders. I remember my mom slogging in the kitchen until 1 o’clock at night when it was Christmas time but that didn’t stop her from making all those yummy goodies for us. I think we’re fast approaching the Christmas holiday season and I can’t wait to smell the cookies and desserts in the air. Do try this one and let me know what you think.

Coconut Ladoo (dessert)

Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • coconut powder pack (14 oz)
  • Sweetened Condensed milk (half cup)
  • Cardamom powder (1 tablespoon)
  • Ghee (2-3 tablespoons)
  • Almond slices for garnishing
  • Salt to taste (half teaspoon)


  1. In a large non-stick pan, add in the ghee at low medium heat. Do not fasten this process as ghee burns fast. Start by adding almost the whole pack of coconut powder (save 1/4 cup for rolling the ladoo at the end)in the ghee and stir it until slightly golden brown, about 6-9 mins. Add salt, this makes the taste even richer.
  2. Then slowly add the condensed milk into the mixture, sprinkle the cardamom powder, and stir slowly.
  3. Keep on stirring while you add the condensed milk. Once done, the mixture should be soft
  4. and ready to mold into small 1 inch balls.
  5. Turn the gas off, take the pan off and set it on a table or island.
  6. Let it cool for a minute or 2.
  7. Then slowly start to mold the ladoo one by one, roll it in some leftover coconut powder and decorate it with a slice of almond. After finishing this process they are ready to devour!


Makes 25 ladoo.

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