Nariyal/Coconut Laddu

Posted: September 1, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Dessert, Indian Food, Sweets/Mithai
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Nariyal/Coconut Laddu

Laddu is sweet which is part of south asian cuisine.  It is normally prepared on festivals or given as prasad  at temples. It is usually made with flour and sugar which is binded together to form small golf sized balls. There are lots of varieties of laddu like besan laddu(made from gram flour), suji laddu (made from semolina), bundi laddu, motichor laddu and so on.

A nice twist on this sweet is one made of Cocunut called Nariyal Laddu. It is just like a truffle, so smooth and creamy that it just melts in your mouth. And believe me if you try this one you will definitely going to get addicted with this wonderful laddu’s.

It is also very simple to make with just 4-5 ingredients and without much hassle.

So here is the recipe of delicious Coconut/Nariyal laddu.

Nariyal/Coconut Ladoo

Nariyal/Coconut Laddu


  • 4 cups fresh coconut, outer skin/brown skinned removed and grated
  • 12 oz condensed milk.
  • 1/2 tsp powdered cardamom powder
  • 1 Tbsp ghee/Clarified butter
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 15-16 slightly roasted whole Almond
  • 1/2 cup fresh coconut flakes


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and keep it aside.
  • Heat ghee in dutch oven over medium high heat, add grated coconut and on low flame cook the same stirring continuously, so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Cook for 5-6 minutes and then add the condensed milk and mix everything properly.
  • Keep stirring continuously until the mixture gets thick and begin to stick together. After 3-4 minutes you will see everything combined together then, just take small amount of the mixture and try making a ball and if it does not fall through then the mixture is ready make laddu.
  • At this point of time add cardamom powder and dried cranberries to the mixture and mix everything well.Turn of the flame and wait for couple of minutes for mixture to cool down little bit to handle without burning your fingers.  But the mixture should not be cooled of completely otherwise you will not able to make laddos.
  • Take a small amount of mixture in between your palms and roll down into a golf sized ball. Make a small hole and insert an almond and again roll the laddos into a smooth ball.
  • Now roll the laddos in fresh coconut flakes to cover them on top. Keep it on the baking sheet.
  • Repeat the above two steps to complete the rest of the mixture.
  • Once done, preheat the oven to 400 deg farhenit.
  • Bake the laddos for 4-5 minutes in the oven or until you see the coconut flakes on top gets slightly golden brown. It will not take more than 5 minutes.
  • Cool off completely and enjoy this little goodness.
Nariyal/Coconut Ladoo

Nariyal/Coconut Laddu

  1. Kausambi says:

    Yummee! I have never tried making any indian sweet before.. maybe i should start with this one!

  2. kshipra says:

    Delicious looking ladoos. gr8 clicks.

  3. very delicious looking coconut laddu the way u made is really good. i like anything with coconut

  4. Jagruti says:

    Drool worthy ladoos…:)

  5. Dr.Sameena says:


    lovely laddoos…visit me when time permits….


  6. Leena says:

    Looks so delicious..I would like to grab one!

  7. Juliana says:

    Oh! These coconut sweet with condensed milk must taste as good as it look…yummie!

  8. Joanne says:

    I love laddus but don’t get to have them enough! these look fantastic!

  9. baking the ladoos ia totally new to me!! they look soooo tempting

  10. Sutapa says:

    Hi Suman,
    Nice meeting you. Yummy site of yours. I just love those mouthwatering laddus and that outer coconut flakes coating make it irresistible!

  11. peanutts says:

    yumm, looks delicious,

  12. Nandini says:

    The laddus are very divine and scrumptious! Nice virtual treat!

  13. Deepa says:

    Would you mind sharing these yummy ladoos with me dear 🙂 Beautiful clicks of the tasty ladoos
    Hamaree Rasoi

  14. MaryMoh says:

    This looks very sweet and delicious. I love condensed milk so I will love this one. Would be great for parties too.

  15. kothiyavunu says:

    Oh, Those look fantastic and it sounds so yummy. I’d love to try some, must be very tasty,yummm!!! I’m a BIG fan of coconut 🙂

  16. Looks super good..Love it !!

  17. Pravs says:

    i am drooling seeing the ladoo…so few ingredients and easy to make.

  18. Namitha says:

    awesome ladoo..feel like taking one from screen..

  19. wonderful ladoo Suman, few weeks before i learned and prepared coconut ladoo from a Bengali friend, planning to post it next week, beautiful coincidence, love ur version very tempting 🙂

  20. Tanvi says:

    Thanks Suman…these look gorgeous
    .I was looking for a recipe to prepare these for my husband’s bday!you are just in time!!!

  21. Aipi says:

    Laddu’s look super delicious and tempting!!

  22. Rachana says:

    Irresistible coconut ladoos! I would love to have one now 🙂

  23. satya says:

    Now only i had virtual dinner at Lisa’s potluck party n there itself i fall in love with ur ladoos…ladoos r very delicious n tasty suman …yummy

  24. Laddu looks perfect and amazing.. Yummyy 🙂

  25. Priya says:

    Irresistible coconut laddoos, feel like having some now..

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