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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Coconut Laddu Recipe-Nariyal Ke Ladoo-Diwali Recipes for Kids

I am working overtime this Diwali to make your Diwali cooking experience, a very  happy and delightful one. This easy and traditional coconut laddu needs just 3 ingredients- coconut, milk, and sugar. Anyone, even beginners can try this with ease. I have also given you ideas on how to decorate the laddus (any laddus) for kids. I am sure that it would be great fun for the kids to help in making these and also eat. I want you to enjoy the smiles and happiness you get from your kids when you present these lovely looking laddus. Though I have decorated coconut laddus, you can do this with any laddus. (see links of all laddus below). All you need is a few dry fruits and nuts for decoration. Today we will learn how to make Coconut Ladoo following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Diwali Recipes for kids

Coconut Ladoo-How to prepare Coconut Laddu

Coconut Laddu-Nariyal Ke Ladoo

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Yields: 5-6 Laddus
 Recipe CategoryDessert-Diwali Sweet
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Fresh Coconut grated -1 cup (use mature ones)
   Milk - 1 1/4 cup
   Sugar -1/4 cup
   Cardamom powder -1/4 tsp
   Ghee -1 tsp


Grated coconut and keep it ready. You can use desiccated coconut also.


Heat a tsp of ghee and fry the grated coconut slightly.

Then add milk and cook on medium low until all the milk is absorbed. Keep stirring frequently to avoid the milk from getting burnt. You can use condensed milk also instead of milk. (in that case, you can avoid sugar)

nariyal ke ladoo preparation

When all the milk is absorbed, add sugar. The mixture gets a little diluted once you add sugar.

How to make Coconut Laddu

Keep cooking on low flame for some more time until the mixture becomes sticky and you are able to make balls out of it. The mixture will also leave the sides of the pan.

Once it cools slightly, grease your hands with a little ghee and make even sized balls out of it. Delicious Coconut laddu is ready. You can engage your kids also in making these balls. Ensure that the mixture is warm before allowing them to shape laddus.

Coconut Laddu recipe

Prepare this easy and quick Diwali sweet and enjoy with your family and friends.

Coconut Laddu

More Laddu Recipes 

Rava Ladoo (Find 2 recipes both South Indian and North Indian)

Boondi Laddu 

Besan Laddu 

Dry fruit and nut laddus

Moong dal Laddu

More Diwali Recipes for Kids 

Fruit and nuts laddu (link above)

Carrot Halwa 

Badam Halwa (almond halwa)

7 Cup Burfi

Gulab Jamun 


Cornflakes mixture

Kara boondi

Thenkuzhal Murukku

Find over 50 Indian Sweets and Snacks recipes for Diwali .The picture below will take you to that page. Enjoy!!

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  1. Looking great .. :) Love your recipes.. Its easy to prepare and clearly presented.. And it saves a lot of time for working women like me.. :)

  2. Nice traditional recipe looks so beautiful.

  3. Lovely ladoos loved the sheer white. Similar to narkel ladoo from WB.

  4. Very cute looking ladoos. An apt sweet when diwali is just round the corner.

  5. Omg, wat a cute presentation..Fantastic laddoos.

  6. Hello Padhu,
    My search for a simple coconut recipe ends here. Loved this recipe and the simplicity of ingredients. I have a query. If fresh coconut is not available, can it be substituted be desiccated coconut?

  7. It doesn't say what to do with the cardamom powder ... I am assuming you add it when you add the milk?

    1. You can add to milk or when you add sugar. I will update it.

  8. It's a joy to cook with your own hands and see the miracle happens through your hopes and store.
    Thanks for such a nice post,first time. Visited but highly delighted

  9. How long can we store this ladoo...

  10. Looks yummy. I tried many dishes from ur blog. They turned out well. Thanks for the receipes

  11. If using condensed milk, wats the measurement for 1 cup coconut?

    1. If using condensed milk, you can skip milk and sugar. You can use 1 tin (400 ml) for 4 cups of tightly packed grated coconut. You must cook both together on low heat.


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