Coconut Ladoo


INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1.5 cups desiccated coconut (unsweetened)
  • ⅔ cup organic unrefined cane sugar or regular sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 3-4 cardamoms, husked and powdered in a mortar-pestle (optional)


  1. mix the sugar with the water and dissolve it.
  2. if there are impurities than strain the sugar solution.
  3. keep the sugar solution on fire and on a low flame cook the solution.
  4. the solution will start to thicken and continue to cook till you get the one thread consistency in the sugar solution.
  5. switch off the flame and add the dessicated coconut and cardamom powder to the sugar solution.
  6. quickly stir and make small balls from the mixture.
  7. if the heat is too much too handle, wait for a few minutes till you are comfortable in making the ladoos.
  8. the mixture should be hot or warm while making the ladoos.
  9. if the mixture become cold, then making the ladoos is impossible.
  10. in this case, return the pan or bowl on the fire and slightly warm the mixture and continue to make the ladoos.
  11. serve the coconut ladoos as naivedyam or bhog to lord ganesha.


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