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Coconut Ladoo, 3 Ingredients Coconut Ladoo

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Easy and delicious coconut ladoo made with only three ingredients. These laddoo are super fudgy and addictive that you won’t stop eating a few.

Coconut ladoo is very easy to make and has a unique nutty and flaky taste. There are few ways to make it and today I am posting the simplest recipe of coconut ladoo without condensed milk. I didn’t have the fresh coconut so I made them with dry desiccated coconut but if you want more coconut and a refreshing taste try to use the freshly grated coconut.

coconut ladoo

Coonut Ladoo

Coconut Ladoo is the easiest and delicious Indian sweet recipe that requires very little effort. There are several recipes to make these addictive ladoos. Some of them include coconut and sugar. When using sugar you need to make a sugar syrup and sometimes it gest tricky to get the right consistency. The easier way to make this ladoo is by using condensed milk and it is almost a no-cook recipe except toasting the coconut for a few minutes.

Coconut ladoo is a perfect treat for festivals or any special occasion.

Looking at the ingredients you may think that it requires more than 3 ingredients but precisely these ladoos need only desiccated coconut, condensed milk, and cardamom. The nuts fillings are purely optional and you can totally skip it.

Ingredients Needed for Coconut Ladoo

  • Coconut: Fresh grated or desicated coocnut.
  • Condensed Milk: Sweetened condensed milk.
  • Cardamom: Freshly crushed cardamom .

How to make Coconut Ladoo

In a pan slightly toast the dessicated coconut for 1-2 minutes to make it fragrant. Do not let the coconut change its color. Keep the heat on low while roasting.

Turn off the heat and keep the coconut aside to cool. Now if you are adding chopped nuts then into a teaspoon of ghee roast the chopped nuts for 2-3 minutes.

Take the toasted desiccated coconut in a mixing bowl and add half a can of sweetened condensed milk. Add in and cardamom. Mix the coconut with condensed milk.

Apply some ghee to your palms. Take a small portion of the dough and make a small round ball. If using nuts then flatten the coconut mixture and fill some nuts in the center.

Now bring all the sides together and press in your palm to make it a round ladoo shape. Likewise, make all the ladoos. Store the ladoo in an airtight container.

Serving and Storage

Serve the coconut ladoo as such or with a glass of milk. If making them during festivities like the upcoming Raksha Bandhan festival, add it to your Rakhi thali along with other sweet treats.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to slightly toast the coconut. You don’t want to change the color of coconut or over toast it.
  • Keep the heat on low while toasting the coconut.
  • Stuffing the coconut ladoo is optional, you can totally skip it.
  • I have used half can of condensed milk as that was enough for my preferred sweetness.
  • If you like a sweeter taste you can add more or less condensed milk.
  • While making ladoo if the mixture seems dry add a tablespoon or more of condensed milk.
  • If the coconut mixture seemed too wet add a few tablespoons of dessicated coconut.
  • Always apply ghee or oil to your hands before shaping the ladoo.
  • You can make this ladoo vegan by using coconut condensed milk.
  • For stuffing you can fill the ladoo with dates paste, chocolate, dulce de leche, rose petals, or anything you prefer.
  • To coat the ladoos you can use slightly golden coconut flakes, pistachio powder, sesame seeds, or crushed rose petals.

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Recipe Card

coconut ladoo

Coconut Ladoo

Sapana Behl

Easy and delicious coconut ladoo made with only three ingredients. These ladoo are super fudgy and addictive that you won’t stop eating a few.

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 3 mins

Total Time 13 mins

Course Dessert

Cuisine Indian

  • 2 cups coconut desiccated or freshly grated
  • 200 gm or half can of condensed milk
  • 2-3 cardamoms crushed
  • 4 tablespoon nuts optional
  • 2 teaspoon ghee
  • In a pan slightly toast the dessicated coconut for 1-2 minutes to make it fragrant.Do not let the coconut change its color.Keep the heat on low while roasting.

  • Turn off the heat and keep the coconut aside tocool.

  • Now if you are adding chopped nuts then into a teaspoon of ghee roast the chopped nuts for 2-3 minutes.

  • Take the toasted desiccated coconut in a mixing bowl and add half a can of sweetened condensed milk.

  • Add in and cardamom. Mix the coconut with condensed milk.

  • Apply some ghee on your palms.

  • Take a small portion of the dough and make small round ball. If using nuts then flatten the coocnut mixture and fill some nuts in the centre.

  • Now bring all the sides together and press in your palm to make it a round ladoo shape.

  • Likewise make all the ladoos.

  • Store the ladoo in air tight container.

  • Make sure to slightly toast the coconut. You don’t want to change the color of coconut or over toast it.
  • Keep the heat on low while toasting the coconut.
  • Stuffing the coconut ladoo is optional, you can totally skip it.
  • I have used half can of condensed milk as that was enough for my preferred sweetness.
  • If you like a sweeter taste you can add more or less condensed milk.
  • While making ladoo if the mixture seems dry add a tablespoon or more of condensed milk.
  • If the coconut mixture seemed too wet add a few tablespoons of dessicated coconut.
  • Always apply ghee or oil to your hands before shaping the ladoo.
  • You can make this ladoo vegan by using coconut condensed milk.
  • For stuffing you can fill the ladoo with dates paste, chocolate, dulce de leche, rose petals, or anything you prefer.
  • To coat the ladoos you can use slightly golden coconut flakes, pistachio powder, sesame seeds, or crushed rose petals.

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This post was originally posted in 2015, since then I have updated the pictures and content for better engagement.

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Sapana Behl





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