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coconut laddu or nariyal ladoo
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coconut ladoo recipe, coconut laddu | nariyal ladoo

A simple and quick to do recipe made using fresh coconut powder and milk.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Indian Desserts
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Asiya


  • 1 tsp ghee/clarified butter
  • 1 cup fresh coconut powder
  • 1 1/2 cup full cream milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder (elaichi powder)
  • 1 tsp dry fruits powder (kaju, badam, pista blended into a coarse powder)


How to remove coconut from fresh coconut and make powder:

  • Take a fresh coconut, break it into two halves.
  • Take each half coconut, place it on the stove and heat the coconut shell completely all over.
  • Take a knife and loosen all the edges of the coconut.
  • Take the coconut out slowly and carefully.
  • Make small pieces of the coconut.
  • Peel of the brown skin of the coconut with a peeler.
  • Put the pieces in a blender and powder them finely.

Making of coconut ladoo:

  • Take a pan, add 1 tsp ghee and heat it.
  • Make sure the flame is low.
  • Add 1 cup of coconut powder into the pan.
  • Dry roast it on low flame for 3-4 minutes by stirring continuously (do not brown the powder or burn it).
  • Add full cream milk into it.
  • Cook on low flame and keep stirring for few minutes.
  • Add powdered sugar approximately 1 cup or as per requirement.
  • Add green cardamom powder/ elaichi powder into it.
  • Mix the mixture well.
  • Allow the coconut to absorb milk completely.
  • Keep stirring and let it cook on low flame.
  • Add dry fruits powder and mix.
  • Let the mixture thicken completely and keep mixing.
  • Once the mixture is thick switch off the flame.
  • Allow the mixture to cool down.

Making round balls or laddu:

  • Use some coconut powder on a plate to coat the ladoos and keep this powder handy before making ladoos.
  • Take a small ball portion of the ladoo mixture, make round balls of the laddus, coat the round ladoo with the dry coconut powder completely.
  • Place the coated ladoos on the plate.
  • Continue making rest of the ladoos with the ladoo mixture.
  • Serve them instantly or can be served a few hours later.
  • Watch the video procedure too for the quick coconut ladoo below.



  1. Instead of using milk, malai/milk cream too can be added a little to give a more rich taste to the ladoos...
  2. One can make coconut powder at home, dry roast it slightly and store it in air tight containers and this stored powdered can be used when required to make these ladoos...
  3. Do not brown the coconut powder while roasting as the taste of the ladoos totally changes...Dry roast only for 2-3 minutes on low flame only to remove the raw smell from the fresh coconut powder.


Calories: 300kcal
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