Coconut Ladoo

Coconut Ladoo

Love coconut? This is the recipe for you. Try these Coconut Ladoos for a quick dessert.

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time25 min
  • Total Time35 min
  • Cuisine
    • Indian
  • Course
    • Dessert
  • Suitable for diet
    • Vegetarian


For Your Ladoo

  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut (dried)
  • Seeds from 4 to 5 cardamom pods
  • ⅓ cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • ⅔ cup ground raw sugar or jaggery (use a Tbsp less for less sweeter)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour



Grind or blend 2 cups coconut flakes in a blender or processor to make small powdery flakes. Blend a few short cycles, move the coconut around and pulse more to avoid making coconut butter.


Pound the cardamom seeds in a mortar and pestle to break into a coarse mixture and mix with the coconut.


Heat the coconut milk in a small skillet on medium heat. Add oil, sugar and salt and mix in. Bring the mixture to a boil (about 4 mins).


Continue to boil for another 4 minutes or until the mixture can form a half thread. (220 to 225 deg F temperature). Take off heat.


Immediately add 1 ½ cups of the shredded coconut and cardamom and mix.


Add the coconut flour and mix. If the mixture appears too wet, let it cool for a minute, Then add more shredded coconut 2 Tbsp at a time. Do not add more than 4 Tbsp else the ladoos will be too dry. The mixture becomes less wet as it cools.


Let the mixture cool for 2 minutes then shape into balls by picking up 1 to 2 Tbsp of the mixture, pressing and shaping with one hand.


Roll the ball in the remaining shredded coconut and serve.


Cool completely before storing. Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days or refrigerated for a week.