Coconut ladoo or Nariyal ladoo is a popular indian festival sweet. It is one of the easiest desserts that one can make in thirty minutes.

I have recently joined FB Gourmet group “Healthy Wellthy Cuisines” and the theme is “Coconut”. Coconut is one of the essentials of South Indian cooking and I was indeed happy with the same. Coconut ladoo / Nariyal ladoo  is my contribution towards the theme.

Coconut ladoo is a popular sweet prepared during festivities as Ganesh Chaturthi and Deepawali. It is tasty and easy to prepare. All the ingredients are easily available at home. The only task here is the grating of the coconut and it can be kept priorly ready.

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Let’s get to the recipe of Coconut Ladoo / Nariyal Ladoo


  • 2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 11/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 8 cashew
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder


  1. Grate the coconut.
  2. Mix the coconut in milk and keep it aside for half an hour.
  3. Take a pan and roast the cashews in ghee. Keep them aside.
  4. In the same pan, add the coconut mixture to it. Put sugar and let it cook on a low flame.
  5. Keep stirring, the sugar should melt and condense to form a thick mixture.
  6. Once it is done, add cardamom powder and roasted nuts.
  7. Allow to cool. Make balls and keep them aside for sometime. Later, keep them in an air tight container.
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coconut ladoo /nariyal ladoo


Coconut ladoo / Nariyal ladoo

Coconut ladoo /  nariyal ladoo is a tasty and easy to make festive sweet. It is usually made during Ganesha Chaturthi.

Course festive treats, sweets, traditional sweets
Cuisine Indian
Keyword coconut ladoo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15 ladoos
Author jayashree


  • 2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1.5 cup milk
  • 0.75 cup sugar
  • 8 cashew
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 0.5 teaspoon cardamom powder


  1. Keep all the ingredients ready.

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  2. Soak coconut in milk and keep it aside for half an hour.

  3. Roast the cashew in ghee.

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  4. Put the soaked ingredients in a pan and cook on a low flame. Add sugar to it, let let cook, it should melt and condense to a thick form.

  5. Add the roasted nuts and cardamom powder. Allow to cool, shape them into balls.


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  1. Who will resist to those laddoos, our family favourite. Just love it to the core. Seriously feel like grabbing and having some rite now.

  2. Ganesh Chaturthi is coming, this recipe would be so perfect for that occasion. Ladoos looks super yummy. When I first saw the pic, I thought you had added some cocoa powder to get this chocolate color ladoos. But I didn’t find that in your ingredients. How we get this color?


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