Coconut Laddoo
photo by recipe author


Servings: 20
Preparation Time: 40 minutes

  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup milk, or coconut milk*
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup dry fruit powder**
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • golden raisins for garnishing

In a saucepan, melt ghee on medium-high heat, when it melts add shredded coconut, milk and sugar. Keep stirring until milk is absorbed. Continue cooking on medium-high heat until the mixture becomes dry, about 10-15 minutes.

Add dry fruit powder, and cardamom. Cook again for 15 more minutes.

Remove mixture from pan and put on a plate greased with ghee. Allow to cool.

Using a tablespoon, scoop laddoo onto a cookie sheet and decorate with golden raisins.

When they cool completely, store in air tight container and refrigerate. They will last for about 7-10 days in the refrigerator.

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

**Grind dry fruits of choice in a blender or food processor, until you have powder – a mortar and pestle would also work.

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