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4 Ingredients Coconut Almond laddoo

A super easy Instant coconut laddoo also known as nariyal ladoo is an Indian dessert recipe made with the goodness of almond powder and condensed milk ready in 15  minutes.

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Whenever you are short of time or have a sweet craving, this instant easy coconut ladoo recipe will be your guilty pleasure.

Coconut laddoo also spelled as ladoo or laddu is a traditional Indian dessert popularly made during religious festivities such as Diwali, Holi  or any occasion considered pious.

I made this Indian coconut balls  after giving birth to my second child and wanted a delicious, easy Indian dessert to offer the guests when they came to see the new born.

Indian sweets are an acquired taste. Not all enjoy it as they would enjoy an Indian main or a side dish!

But this recipe of nariyal ladoo is sure to please those who like the taste of coconuts.

Call it the Indian  celebrations ‘Bounty’ or Ferroro Rocher Coconut Raffaello minus the chocolate coating.

Ingredients To Make Desiccated Coconut Ladoo

This is a simple condensed milk coconut ladoo recipe.

I have added almond powder for a more dense and intense flavour.

If you wish to keep it even simple, skip the ground almond and limit it to just 3 ingredients.

This is a dry coconut laddoo recipe and is super easy to make.

It comes together in 15 minutes and needs only 4 ingredients.

PANTRY INGREDIENTS

2 cups desiccated coconut

120 gms of condensed milk

1 cup almond powder

SPICES USED

1 tsp cardamom powder ( cardamon seeds cooking uses)

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS 

assorted dry fruits such as raisins, pistachios, cashewnuts.

ghee or oil

SUBSTITUTE INGREDIENTS 

Substitute for desiccated coconut – Use fresh or frozen grated coconut

Easy almond coconut recipe with condensed milk

How To Make Coconut Ladoo – Step with images

The best thing about this Indian coconut sweet balls is that it caters to most tastes and is almost like a finger food dessert.

Dry and non sticky it is a perfect sweet éntre for aperos.

Below is the stepwise guide on making this easy instant coconut ladoo

STEP 1

Add 2 cups of desiccated coconut to the pan and roast on low flame.

Add desicated coconut to a heavy bottom pan

STEP 2

Next, add the almond powder to the coconut and mix together for further 1 to 2 minutes.

Adding almond powder and mixing

STEP 3

Add the condensed milk to the coconut and almond mixture and fold it in.

Coconut laddoo with condensed milk

STEP 4

Add cardamom to the mixture and mix well.

Add cardamom powder to coconut laddoo

STEP 5

Cook the mixture until it becomes dry and sticky.

Dry and Sticky Almond coconut laddoo in a pan

STEP 6

Remove from heat, cool and start rolling them into balls.

Rool coconut laddoo into balls

STEP 7

Coat each coconut ball with desiccated coconut, garnish with half almond and serve.

Coat coconut loddu wth dry desiccated coconut

STEP 8

Your Almond Coconut Ladoo is ready to be served.

Cooking Notes and FAQs 

  1. Use a non-stick heavy-bottomed pan for making this easy coconut ladoo recipe. This will prevent it from sticking to the bottom.A hard non-stick anodized surface pan like the one from cooks standard suits well for this purpose and more many other dishes. 
  2. Keep the heat to low and stir the mixture constantly from the bottom top.
  3. Add ghee, butter or oil to the mixture if it becomes too dry.
  4. For getting the mixture to the required consistency, observe that the mixture stick to the back of the spatula and not of a crumbly texture.
  5. Adding your chosen dry fruits and nuts such as raisins, pistachios, cashewnuts and completely optional and to your taste.

Can I make this recipe using fresh or frozen  Coconut?

Yes, you can easily substitute desiccated coconut with fresh or frozen coconut.

If using fresh coconut you will need to grate the coconut first.

Use frozen grated coconut if you find it, if not use any type of frozen coconut and defrost it to room temperature before making nariyal ladoo.

How do I store Coconut ladoos?

Since this is a desiccated coconut ladoo recipe, it will stay for upto 1 month if stored in an airtight container and kept in the fridge.

All the ingredients used in this recipe are long lasting.

How to I make Vegan Coconut ladoo?

For a vegan version of the same recipe substitute condensed milk with 1 cup thick coconut cream or milk and 3/4 cup of fine sugar. Cook as usual until the liquid evaporates and the consistency is sticky and dry.

Can I make this recipe without Almond powder?

Of course, almond powder lends an interesting dimension  of flavour to the recipe. You can easily replace it with desiccated or fresh grated coconut.

Other Indian Dessert Recipes

Gajar Ka Halwa – Indian carrot dessert 

Creamy Easy Mango Rasmalai

Mango Rasmalai Recipe

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A super easy Instant coconut laddoo also known as nariyal ladoo is an Indian dessert recipe made with the goodness of almond powder and condensed milk ready in 15  minutes.

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Preparation Time - 5 |  
Cooking Time - 15 |  
Total Time to Cook - 20 |  
Servings - 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 120 gms of condensed milk
  • 1 cup almond powder
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 5-10 halved almonds

Instructions

  • Add 2 cups of desiccated coconut to the pan and roast on low flame until it changes slightly in colour.
  • Next, add the almond powder if you are using to the coconut and mix together for further 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the condensed milk to the coconut and almond mixture and fold it in stirring continuously.
  • Add cardamom powder to the mixture and mix well.
  • Continue to stir the mixture until it becomes dry and sticky.
  • Remove from heat, cool and start rolling them into balls.
  • Coat each coconut ball with desiccated coconut, garnish with half almond and serve.

Notes

  • Use a non-stick heavy-bottomed pan for making this easy coconut ladoo recipe. This will prevent it from sticking to the bottom.
  • Keep the heat on low and stir the mixture constantly from the bottom top.
  • Adding almond powder to nariyal ladoo is completely optional. You can skip using almond powder completely.
  • More cooking tips on how to make coconut ladoo in FAQ section above.

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Divya
1 year ago

We very rarely, if ever, make Indian sweets at home. Thanks to COVID-19, I wanted something quick and easy to satisfy a sweet craving. This was perfect. Hubby loved it. Thanks for sharing a great recipe

Praveen Kumar
2 years ago

Very nice recipe. Had tried one without almonds and desiccated coconut but instead with Pistachio and fresh coconut..

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