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Sabudana Ladoo

5 from 1 vote
Total: 22 minutes
Serves 16 LADOOS

Quick and healthy gluten free Sabudana ladoo prepared with Tapioca pearls and desiccated coconut. A very simple recipe that can be prepared in no time for any festival. Nutty and so delicious!

Sabudana LadooWhether be savory or sweet, sabudana or tapioca pearls is a versatile ingredient and recipes made out of it is thoroughly relished during fasting period. Navratri is around the corner and as per my meal plan, I will try out various sago delicacies like sabudana vada, sabudana uttapam, sabudana dosa, sabudana khichdiSabudana Ladoo

Today, I am sharing a sweet sabudana delicacy- Sabudana ladoos. Unlike the besan ladoos or coconut ladoos, (that just melt away in your mouth) these ladoos are comparatively soft and gooey. Since sago pearls are sticky in nature, some of the crumbs will remain chewy and may stick in your mouth. Sabudana Ladoo

Now onto the recipe!

Begin by dry grinding the sago pearls which are later sauteed in hot ghee. Crumbled mawa and unsweetened coconut along with superfine sugar is added to these ladoos for extra flavor.

If you prefer ladoos to be lighter in color, than after mixing khoya/mawa saute it for a while and take it off the flame and continue with rest of the recipe. After all the ingredients are added the final mixture will feel dry and difficult to bind.

Slowly and gradually pour in 1/2 – 1 tablespoon milk and mixture will start to take shape. Add milk slowly, do not add all at once. Milk is only added to bind the mixture. 

Start shaping the ladoos. As per liking, you can roll-shaped ladoos in dry coconut or enjoy as is. Yummy Sabudana ladoos are ready. Store in airtight container and they are good for 2 weeks (only if they last that long. 🙂 )

Also try other ladoos- Besan ladoos, Coconut ladoos, Til ke ladoo, Motichoor ladoo.

Sabudana Ladoo

DISCLAIMER – If you do not consume a particular ingredient during Navratri, feel free to leave that out and follow your family vrat guidelines.

Do give these yummy ladoos a try and if you happen to make these, then share your yum pictures with me @facebook. Would love to see your creations!




Updated from the recipe archives, first published in Oct 2015. 

Sabudana Ladoo

5 from 1 vote
Quick and healthy gluten free Sabudana ladoos prepared with Tapioca pearls and desiccated coconut. A very simple recipe that can be prepared in no time for any festival. Nutty and so delicious!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes
Servings: 16 LADOOS



  • Measure Sabudana.
  • Transfer sabudana to a mixer and powder it.
  • Assemble: rest of the ingredients.
  • Heat ghee in a kadai.
  • Add grounded sabudana and start roasting (bhuno) on medium low flame.
  • Saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Mix in crumbled khoya..
  • Keep stirring until it starts to change color - light brown in color.
  • Take it off the flame and mix in desiccated coconut.
  • Mix it well.
  • Add sugar..
  • Add cardamom powder, nuts and mix until well blended.
  • Ladoo mixture will be very dry at this point, add 1 tablespoon of milk and mix.
  • Soon it will start to come together. Take some mixture and shape it like a small ball.
  • Repeat the process with rest of the mixture.
  • Sabudana ladoos are ready.
  • You can choose to roll them in dry desiccated coconut or enjoy as is.
  • Store them in airtight container and they are good for 2-3 weeks.
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. R.Chetna says:

    can u tell how bengali kheer pethe abdul dry mawa pethe is prepared …I love it a lot but hv no idea of preaparing it…my favorite dish can u help

  2. Reema says:

    Nice receipe! can I use condensed milk instead of khoya?

    • Ruchi says:

      Reema, I have not tried it with condensed milk. If using condensed milk instead of khoya than the recipe needs sugar adjustments. You can surely give it a try.