Five Days Diwali Celebrations @ mad – Coconut Ladoos

by anamika on October 28, 2011

in Desserts & Sweets, Festival Recipes

Fifth day Diwali celebrations @ mad – Coconut Ladoos

The final day of Diwali celebration is called the ÔÇ£Bhai DoojÔÇØ. On┬á this day, sisters apply tika on the forehead of their brothers and┬á brothers in return bless their sisters and promise to protect them throughout┬á life. It is a very sacred day for all brothers and sisters. I miss this festival and my brother on this day because I stay away from them……wish on all the festivals to be close to my entire family and friends but may be not that easy in today busy corporate world with job commitments etc…..

When we were kids, I remember we really use to look forward to this day as I use to get lots of gifts from by brothers :). With the ongoing Diwali fever, this day would also add a lot to the overall excitement in the family. Meeting up with all the cousins, having meals together, playing and enjoying all day long was a different experience all together and good old days memories.

Now back to my Coconut Ladoos that I prepared today morning, would love to share in my journal for my friends and everyone who makes me feel great by stopping by and going through my recipes, it makes me feel special!! These ladoos are a traditional Indian Dessert, Coconut is the most auspicious fruit for Indian and is used in all ceremonies. These ladoos are easy to make and taste too good.

Ingredients -

  • Grated fresh coconut – 1 cup
  • Milk – 3 cups
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Coconut Powder for rolling the ladoos
  • Cardamom Powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Method -

Take a heavy bottom pan and boil milk along with the grated coconut,after first boil lower the flame and let it cook on low flame. Keep cooking it on low flame till the coconut absorbs the entire milk and gets soft. This will take about 40 minutes or more. After this add the cardamom powder along with sugar to it and stir well.

Cook for another 7 minutes till sugar also gets dissolved. Switch off the flame and keep aside for 10 minutes till the mixture cools a little. The mixture should not be hot while you make the ladoos and it should be lukewarm. Grease your palms with ghee and make small lemon size balls from it. Roll these ladoos on the dry coconut powder and coat them with it.

Your delicious coconut ladoos are ready to serve.

Enjoy these with your loved ones!!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Namz October 29, 2011 at 12:33 AM

Ooh, coconut laddoos are my absolute favorite. Thanks for the post. Just one quick question, is the coconut u used fresh or dry? We dont get fresh coconut where we live, can i use desiccated coconut instead?? Thanks and a Happy and prosperous Diwali to u.


madcookingfusions October 29, 2011 at 8:16 AM

Hi, my coconut ladoos finished in no time, sorry missed mentioning that I prepared them with fresh grated coconut. Thanks will add that too in my post…..You can surely use desiccated coconut – 2 cups and instead of milk use 1 cup sweet condensed milk, mix them well when the kadai is warm and keep stirring it till the mixture is all absorbed into a thick consistency on low flame. Let them cool for few minutes and prepare your yummy ladoos, roll them in coconut powder and serve. Its to easy to prepare. Do share how they came up, would love to hear from you…..thanks!!


Rash November 1, 2011 at 12:29 AM

picture looks lovely


madcookingfusions November 1, 2011 at 10:40 AM

Thank you Reshmi :)


sarita March 3, 2012 at 2:10 AM

Can i use normal milk instead of condensed milk with dessicated coconut.


madcookingfusions March 3, 2012 at 7:01 AM

Hi Sarita, coconut works beautifully in sweetened condensed milk. I wouldn’t suggest milk. Skimmed milk powder or milk powder will work but along with condensed milk for preparing these ladoos…


kamla masalawalla November 5, 2012 at 3:18 PM

the date and anjeer ladoos look divine.will surely make them for diwali.
i am sure they will be enjoyed by everyone.
what a great website ,love all the brilliant recipes ,please continue the good work .

kamla masalawalla


madcookingfusions November 7, 2012 at 7:04 AM

thank you so much Kamla, I am glad you liked the site, much appreciated your comments :)! Do keep visiting.


Amiya November 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

These coconut ladoos look divine! I just wanted to ask around how many ladoos does this recipe make?


madcookingfusions November 12, 2012 at 11:08 PM

thank you Amiya, it depends on the how big you shaping the ladoos, mine were approx 7 – 8


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