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March 11, 2014

Easy Coconut Ladoo Recipe Without Condensed Milk | Thengai Laddu

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Coconut ladoo,called as Nariyal Ka ladoo in Hindi and Thengai Ladoo in Tamil.I have made this coconut laddu without condensed milk. When it comes to easy festival sweets recipes, my priority goes to ladoo recipes. This coconut laddu was in my try list for years I should say. I thought of trying this for last Diwali but I couldn’t. As Holi festival is nearing, I took this as a chance to try this easy sweet recipe. I know most of you make it in less than 5 minutes using condensed milk. As I din’t have milkmaid/condensed milk in hand, I used milk and it came out perfect! U don’t need any expertise to try this recipe.Even beginners can attempt this. It won’t disappoint you for sure. Do try this simple and easy laddu recipe for this Holi/Diwali and get appreciations from your family members Smile.

Coconut ladoo

Coconut ladoo recipe

Coconut ladoo recipe Coconut ladoo recipe - Easy holi/Diwali recipes
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 10nos
Prep time: 2 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 12 Minutes


  • Desiccated coconut or freshly scrapped coconut- 1 cup
  • Boiled milk - 3/4 cup (at room temp)
  • Sugar - 1/3 cup
  • Cardamom seeds - 2 nos(powdered)
  • Ghee – 2 tsp
Desiccated coconut – 1/4 cup (to coat the balls)


How To Make Coconut Ladoo Without Condensed Milk

  • Heat 2 tsp of ghee in a kadai.Add the dessicated coconut and roast for 2-3 minutes in low flame till u get a nice aroma.
  • Now add milk and stir well till all the milk is absorbed by coconut.
  • After the mixture thickens,add sugar and mix well.Sugar melts and the mixture becomes a semi solid paste.
  • Keep mixing in medium flame till all the sugar is well combined with coconut and the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.Take a small piece and try to roll a ball.If u are able to do it,the mixture is ready.Add cardamom powder,mix it and switch off the flame.
  • When the mixture becomes warm,grease ur hands with a drop of ghee and make balls. Immediately roll in the desiccated coconut.Else it wont stick.Arrange the ladoos in a plate.Stays good for 2-3 days when refrigerated.


  • If u want to make a quicker version,use condensed milk in place of milk and sugar.The ratio of dessicated coconut and condensed milk should be 1:1.
  • Its better to use mature ones if u want to use fresh coconuts.scrape the white part & use it instead of desiccated coconut.In that case,fry coconut for more time till all the moisture completely goes off !
  • Do not keep the mixture for long time in flame as it changes the color of balls.
  • Also stay nearby and complete this sweet.U can finish it within 10 minutes.
  • Initially the balls will be yellow in color.After u coat them in coconut,its color changes to half white.

Yummy,quick coconut ladoo after a bite by my daughter Raksha Winking smile

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  1. Akka, I was thinking what to prepare with the coconut I have in home.. Good time, that you have posted this recipe :) Thanks very much ka :)

    1. Thanks DA. Try n let me know ur feedback DA :)

  2. lovely ladoos and cute raksha.. hope she enjoyed :)

  3. looks absolutely delicious... would love to grab a couple of them...

  4. Looks so yummy! Inviting clicks!

  5. Awesome ladoos ...Beautifully done dear :)

  6. Lovely ladoos ! Great clicks :-)

  7. Quick and easy..looks very delicious

  8. quick n easy.. awesome it has turned out..

  9. wow yummy ladoos your pictures are getting better and better looks superb!

  10. yummy ladoo and made with easily available ingredients..looks lovely

  11. so juicy and delicious looking coconut have shaped it perfectly and evenly :) lovely clicks da!

  12. Laddoos looks so yummy ....... Lovely clicks!!

  13. looks absolutely delicious... would love to grab a couple of them...

  14. Delicious and tempting ladoos, I am drooling here...

  15. Very superb ladoos... Great clicks...

  16. Lovely ladoos I like the way u got a perfect shape nice pa

  17. Beautiful clicks, the ladoos look so pretty and inviting..

  18. love those cute laddoos.. looks so tempting.. u have rolled the laddoos v nice and they have come out perfectly.. :)

  19. wow looks so good love coconut and easy to make

  20. Just made these with sweetened condensed milk..YUMMY and so easy

  21. hi chitra ji just made the ladoo it came awesome. But i missed the taste of coconut ladoos(fresh coconut) which my grand mother used to make in my child hood days.Is there a difference in taste of ladoos when made with fresh coconut,i made with desiccated coconut powder.

    1. Thanks for the feedback Uma. Ofcourse Yes, there would be difference in texture and flavor :) Try it with fresh coconut when you make it next time.But it takes more time to prepare :)


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