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Instant Coconut Ladoo Recipe

Recipe Video. Coconut Ladoo is a tasty Indian sweet prepared with condensed milk and desiccated coconut. Learn how to make instant nariyal laddu in a few simple steps.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12 laddo
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 2 Cup fresh grated coconut or unsweetened packaged dry coconut
  • ½ Cup condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoon almonds (badam)
  • 2 tablespoon pistachio

Ingredients for rolling the ladoos

  • ½ Cup grated fresh coconut


  • Make a coarse powder of almonds and pistachio in a blender. Set aside.
  • To prepare the coconut ladoo, dry roast coconut for 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Continuously stir the coconut while heating. Make sure not to brown the coconut.
  • Reserve ¼ cup of roasted coconut for coating the laddo. Keep aside till required.
  • Now add sweetened condensed milk and mix nicely. Cook over low heat while continuously stirring.
  • When the mixture begins to leave the sides of the pan and thick enough to roll out ladoo, turn off the heat.
  • Pour the laddo mixture in another bowl and allow it to cool. The laddo mixture should become lukewarm to touch.
  • When the mixture has cooled a bit, add cardamom powder and dry fruits powder. Mix nicely.
  • Pinch a small size portion from the coconut mixture and shape it like a lemon ball. Similarly, prepare all the laddo.
  • Arrange desiccated coconut in a plate. Roll each laddo evenly in roasted coconut.
  • Serve coconut laddo straight away or store in the fridge in an airtight container. Coconut Laddo remain fresh for 15 - 20 days.



  • If after adding the condensed milk the laddo mixture seems a bit dry, add 2 - 3 tablespoon more. 
  • The condensed milk is sweet enough so additional sugar is not required. In case you don't find it sweet enough, add powdered white sugar as per taste while adding the dry fruits powder. 
  • The dry fruits powder has to be coarse and not of fine powder consistency. It is optional to add dry fruits in the coconut laddo. 
  • To make desiccated coconut at home, remove the brown skin of the fresh coconut. Cut it into chunks. Grind it in the mixer until it becomes a fine powder. Or use a food processor for the purpose.
  • Before starting the cooking process, make sure all ingredients are at room temperature, especially the condensed milk.
  • If you are using a packaged grated coconut, make sure it is unsweetened.
  • Usually, I prefer, ghee roasting the packaged coconut and dry roasting the freshly grated coconut.


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg