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Nariyal Ladoo

Nariyal Ladoo Recipe

Nariyal ladoo or coconut ladoo is a popular Indian festive delight made with milk, sugar and coconut. This recipe of coconut ladoo is very easy and simple to make with a few handful of ingredients. You will find these sweet little balls on almost all the traditional festivals of India like Diwali, Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, etc. This recipe of nariyal ladoo is so easy to create that even a beginner can make this easily. The ingredients like desiccated coconut and fresh cream are easily available anywhere. It is one of the most famous ladoo recipe of India which you can find on festivals. There are 2-3 ways to make them and one is by adding milk-made or condensed milk in it. In this coconut ladoo recipe you will be using fresh cream instead of that. I have used green food color to make them more interesting but it's completely your choice to use it or not. Nariyal laddu is basically a round or ball shaped indian sweet. You can also add milkmaid and khoya in it. For sweetness, you can add sugar syrup, sugar, jaggery or brown sugar in it. Here, you'll find powdered sugar in place of sugar syrup in this recipe for coconut ladoo.

What are the Benefits of Coconut Ladoo?

Coconut is and rich in fiber, vitamin E, B1 and B3. It is highly nutritious and helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases. Coconut can also improve your good cholesterol. Further it helps in improving the digestive system and absorption of nutrients. Moreover, the almonds or cashews on the ladoos are a good source of protein, vitamin E, magnesium and fiber. Further if you use jaggery instead of sugar, you can get more health benefits. Jaggery is rich in antioxidants and minerals like zinc, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium. It is known to boost immunity, prevents the growth of free radicals, detoxify the liver and flushes out harmful toxins from your body. You can try one more of my healthy festive sweets like atta pinni. Let's start with this laddu recipe!


Total Time30 min


Yields5 servings


Nariyal Ladoo

Recipe Ingredients

First of all, check if you have all the necessary ingredients for this recipe. Pay attention to the quantities!
  • Nariyal Burada/ Desiccated Coconut :- 2 cup
  • Powdered Sugar :- 1 cup
  • Cardamom Powder :- ½ tsp
  • Cream :- ½ cup
  • Edible Color :- 3 drops
  • Milk :- 2 tsp
  • Cashew nuts/Almonds for garnish

Recipe Instructions

Next, follow the steps to finalize your dish and finally be able to enjoy it!
  1. Heat a pan and add 1/2 a cup of cream, nariyal burada (desiccated coconut) in it. Stir it continuously on low flame till it becomes light brown. Then add cardamom powder and mix it well. Let it cool down for some time.

  2. After it comes to the right temperature (cooled down), add powdered sugar in it and mix the edible color with milk into that mixture. Now you need to do the most funniest step, make ladoos (small round balls) with your hand.

  3. Garnish them with some Almonds or Cashew nuts on the top. Enjoy these yummy ladoos with your family and friends!

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