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Coconut Ladoo

4.41 from 5 votes
Total: 10 minutes
Serves 14 LADOOS

Coconut Ladoo

If you are looking for a last minute sweet for Ganesh Chaturthi then try out these yummy and mouthwatering coconut ladoos. A beginner’s recipe that can be prepared in just 15 minutes. Quick and easy ladoos that are made with mawa, unsweetened desiccated coconut and condensed milk. Mawa/khoya adds a rich taste and perfect texture to these ladoos and they will just melt-in-your-mouth from the first bite you take. I have prepared these ladoos for Ganesh Chaturthi but they can be enjoyed at any festive occasion.

RECIPE DETAIL – I have used unsweetened desiccated coconut for this recipe. Sauteing desiccated coconut in ghee along with mawa adds a nice softness and texture to the ladoos. Once condensed milk is added, take the mixture off the flame and keep mixing till it forms a dough. Feel free to use other flavors instead of saffron. In the past, I have used pistachio flavor and Roohafzha for these ladoos and they tasted equally good.

Form a soft dough out of the mixture and roll them in small golf sized balls. Give them a final makeover by rolling the ladoos in dried coconut. These ladoos are good for a 1-2 days if left out on the kitchen counter and for 2-3 weeks if stored in the refrigerator.

Try other sweets this festive season – Besan ladoo, Urad dal modak, Paneer burfi, Meethi seviyan.

Coconut Ladoo

Coconut Ladoo

4.41 from 5 votes
Just 4 ingredients are required to make this yummy and delicious ladoos. Mouth watering and utterly delicious!!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 14 LADOOS



  • Assemble: all the ingredients.
  • Heat ghee in a pan.
  • Add coconut, mawa and mix.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes on a medium flame.
  • Pour in condensed milk....
  • And mix. Take it off the flame.
  • Add saffron mixed with water. Like Roohafzha add that instead of saffron.
  • Knead it like a dough.
  • Roll the dough into small balls.
  • Roll them in dry coconut..
  • Yummy and delicious coconut ladoos are ready.
  • Enjoy your Ganesh Chaturthi with these sweet little treats.
Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided above is approximate. Variations may exist due to the ingredients/brands used. These numbers should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietician.
Author: Ruchi
Cuisine: Indian

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  1. Deepmala says:

    Very nice and very easy recipe. Thanks

  2. Nish Kitchen says:

    Coconut ladoos are one of my all time favorites! Look delicious!!

  3. pooja says:

    The only problem I have is condensed milk… I really don’t know how to make it and it’s hard getting it from a super market here…

    • RK says:

      For making condensed milk at home – Combine 1/3 cup boiling water + 2.5 tablespoons butter + 3/4 cup sugar + 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat them well, finally add 1 cup powdered milk and homemade sweetened condensed milk is ready.

  4. Rajni pal says:

    Ur recipes seem to be very tempting and doable

  5. Priyanka says:

    Hi Ruchi..I want to make these laddus but hard to find mava nearby.can i replace it with milk powder..? Thanks.

  6. Dj says:

    HI I have Mava milk powder n coconut powder( from pics it looks like mine is more fine shred) . Is it ok to replace n use these instead

    • Ruchi says:

      Yes you can use them. You may need to adjust the quantity of condensed milk. I would suggest add 1/2 cup to begin with and adjust accordingly.

      • Dj says:

        That was quick Reply. Will let u know how it comes out

      • Ruchi says:

        Sure. Thanks!

      • Dj says:

        Just finished making. Taste awesome. The Mava adds great taste to it. I had earlier tried recipe which added only coconut n condensed milk but didn’t like it. This was great. Just one question does roasting the Mava n coconut need t get a color change? It smelled not so great though while roasting

      • Ruchi says:

        Thanks Dj. Glad you liked the recipe.
        Mawa and coconut mixture needs to be heated to bring out the essential oils and this way they bind well when combined with condensed milk. A color change is an indication that the mixture is overcooked. Hope this answers your query!