Coconut Ladoos

Coconut Laddos

We know… this is a much belated Diwali fact a much belated blog post itself but we’re always in for coconut ladoos, aren’t we now?

Just when I was ready to put up the Coconut Ladoos on the blog right before Diwali last month after a long break, I realized that the blog itself wasn’t too pleased with our absence. Yeah, sometimes technology likes to throw tantrums back at you too. Who knew! So, we were logging on after a while and the settings on the blog were acting funny. A lot had to be fixed/ updated before we could put something up which we have finally almost managed to do. 🙂

Hope ya’ll have been doing great, feeding yourselves well and cooking up storms in your kitchens! We’ve been cooking…a lot…not clicking too much… exploring, enjoying and critiquing (between ourselves) restaurants & cafés, here in Cincinnati.

Now back to the hero of the post. Coconut Ladoos. We like to do something special on Diwali and this time it was Coconut Ladoos. Not many of you may know but we made almost 200 Besan Ladoos last year on Diwali to distribute to friends. Here is the post about it. This time around it wasn’t 200, but each time we visited our friends around Diwali I quickly made these, wrapped them beautifully and off we went. I absolutely love coconut & of course coconut ladoos are my favorite sweet and I decided that this Diwali I am going to make this everyone’s favorite too!

Coconut Ladoos

So I saw this recipe on youtube and with very minor tweaks and in minutes made these amazing ladoos. It’s a super easy, quick & delicious recipe- Diwali or no Diwali, do try them.

There couldn’t be a better way to join our buddies at Fiesta Friday after a long time too! So let’s dig in!

Here is how we made them:

Coconut Ladoos

Yield: 12 small ladoos


  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 ½ cups shredded unsweetened desiccated coconut plus 2-3 tablespoons for coating the ladoos
  • 6 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 3-4 tablespoons whole milk (you may use low fat milk as well)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom


  1. In a non-stick pan, heat the ghee and add in 1 ½ cups coconut. Roast this on medium heat for about a minute, stirring continuously.
  2. Next, add in the condensed milk and milk and mix well. Cook this for about 2 minutes until it all comes together like a dough. If the mix seems dry, add milk in 1 teaspoon increments until you reach the desired consistency.
  3. Then add in the cardamom and turn off the heat. Cool the mix for about 4-5 minutes until it becomes easy to handle.
  4. Roll into even-sized ladoos (approx. the size of limes) and coat them with the coconut that was set aside for rolling. Pack them in pretty boxes and distribute to your friends or just stuff them in! 🙂

Coconut Ladoos

 Help yourselves, please

Coconut Ladoos


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  2. Super yummy laddoos! Love your pictures too.

  3. These look so good, I bet the cardamom really shines in these!
    I hope you had a wonderful Diwali last month 😀 x

  4. Welcome to Fiesta Friday, I hope I’m not too late in welcoming you. It is never EVER too late for ladoos, and your coconut version sounds just up my alley. I enjoyed seeing all the different version of ladoos pop up around Diwali – someday I’ll have to definitely try to make them. 🙂 Enjoy the weekend!

  5. As soon as I see “confusedbawarchis” pop up in the URL I know I’m in for something good! These coconut ladoos do not disappoint…scrumptious! Thanks for bringing them along to the party at Angie’s for Fiesta Friday. I bet these are gone in not time!

  6. Welcome back!! And what a lovely treat for Diwali, your friends are very lucky 🙂 Gorgeous pictures too!!

  7. I did wonder where you and your lovely recipes disappeared off to! Great comeback recipe. Hope you had a lovely Diwali 🙂

  8. Where you been, Aditi, and Nikhil? Tech problems? You have my sympathy. I would have pulled my hair off! Anyway, I’ve had ladoos and loved them, but have never had coconut ladoos. Sounds so yum!

  9. Welcome back after a long break, Aditi. This is a lovely sweet for Diwali. Your friends who got them from you are very lucky! I thought that these took a lot of stirring to get done, but you have made it appear so easy!

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