Coconut “Ladoos”

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>> Desserts and Sweet Treats, Vegetarian

Ladoos are a type of Indian sweet that are typically round in nature.  They come in countless varieties, this being my particular favorite.  Very few ingredients are needed in this recipe as the palm and coconut overtones of the jaggery (gur) add a complexity to the treat all in one punch.  I used coconut flakes here, but if you’re looking for a finer texture, coconut powder would work well.


  • 1/2 cup jaggery powder (coconut palm sugar is a fine substitute)
  • 1 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1.25 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 and 3/4 cup whole organic milk


  1. Pulverize jaggery in coffee or spice grinder until you get a fine powder.
  2. Combine all ingredients in one pot.  Cook (stirring constantly) until all moisture is evaporated and mixture is quite dry and sticky. This may take up to 25-30 minutes.
  3. Take off heat and cool slightly.  While still warm, shape into tight balls (mixture may seem like it may not come together so the trick is to squeeze tightly into rounds with one hand).  Let set and enjoy (refrigerate for quicker setting)!


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2 Responses to “Coconut “Ladoos””

Awesome recipe! I can’t wait to try it. Thank you Reshma. ~Rose Cole

Thanks, Rose! Enjoy!:)

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