Coconut ladoo / sweet coconut balls

4 servings
5 min
5 min
Very Easy
This dish is very easy and can be made instantly, and served as a dessert, or anytime snack.


Number of serving: 4
2 cups desiccated coconut

1/2 cup set aside to roll these coconut balls (laddus)

8 ounces condensed milk

1 teaspoon Cardamon Powder / few seeds

some saffron strands & little ghee (clarified butter)

A pinch lemon - yellow food color (optional)


  • In a heavy bottomed pan, pour condensed milk and saffron strands / food color, mix it & let it get warm and then add desiccated coconut to it.
  • Cook over low flame mixing it continuously for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add cardamom powder, few cardamonseeds.
  • When the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, remove from flame and let it cool down for about 5-7 minutes.
  • Don't let the coconut mixture cool completely as it hardens quickly and it will be difficult to roll into balls. When it is still warm to touch apply ghee on your palm, take small portions and roll into a balls.
  • In a cup, add already kept aside, dried coconut and roll each balls in it, so that the dry powder coats well on it..
  • Place on a plate to dry.


Coconut Ladoo / Sweet Coconut Balls, photo 1Coconut Ladoo / Sweet Coconut Balls, photo 2


Optional Garnishing:
Colored coconut scrappings can be sprinkled over the Laddus.
Garnish with roasted almonds or cashew nuts

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