Pink Coconut Ladoo – Made with 100% Natural Colour

post modified on November 1

Written by Puja

Pink Coconut Ladoo, also known as Nariyal Ladoo, is an Indian fudge-like dessert prepared with roasted grated coconut, condensed milk, cardamom, and 100% natural color. So let us learn how to make pink coconut ladoo with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.

pink coconut ladoo

About Pink Coconut Ladoo

Diwali, India’s Festival of Lights, is incomplete without ladoos. This holiday, celebrate the victory of good over evil with this gorgeous-looking pink coconut laddoo.

Coconut laddoos are a much loved Indian sweet. The grated coconut is roasted in a pan so that there is no moisture left and then the condensed milk and beetroot juice are added to it. It is then shaped into a ball and rolled in grated coconut. They look very festive and can be served for any festival.

Pink coconut ladoo’s are traditionally made with milk. However, using condensed milk shortens the process and saves time.

Looking for a similar recipe with a different flavor?

Then you might want to try Paan Coconut Laddo and plain coconut laddoo, something you will surely love.

pink coconut ladoo

Why you should make this recipe?

When it comes to the festive mood and festive dessert, Laddoos are the first thing that comes to mind. Pink coconut laddu is the easiest recipe you can make when you are craving something sweet and something that you can make in just 20 minutes.

All you need is to roast the coconut and assemble everything together, and that’s it you are ready to go!!! And the best part of this recipe is that it does not use any artificial color or food color.

Here are some interesting things about this recipe. Pink coconut laddoo is a –

  • Quick and easy festive recipe
  • Flavorful, delicious and beautiful
  • Perfect recipe to make with young children
  • Made with 100% natural color
  • Easy preparation with simple instruction
pink coconut laddu

Looking for some more recipes for this Diwali?

Diwali is around the corner and festivals are incomplete, without any dessert. So check out the below-mentioned recipes you might want to try this Diwali. These recipes are made from scratch without any usage of artificial color. These recipes are tastier than the ones you buy from the market. Do try these recipes on this Diwali and share your experience with us.

Homemade Dudh Peda Recipe

Parwal ki Mithai

Recipe for Makhana Kheer

Basic Ingredients used to make Pink Coconut Ladoo:

Pink coconut ladoo is very easy to make. It requires just a few ingredients. Listed below are some of those basic ingredients you would need to make this recipe for this Diwali.

  • Coconut: Coconut is the main ingredient in this recipe, you can use freshly grated coconut, desiccated coconut, or coconut flakes to make this recipe.
  • Condensed Milk: Traditionally this recipe is made with milk which is a slightly longer process. But, if you are looking for some quick mithai for the festive season, then use condensed milk for this recipe.
  • Cardamom Powder: To bring some flavor in this mithai, use cardamom powder, you can avoid this too if you don’t have cardamom at home.
  • Beetroot juice: To bring some catchy color, I have used beetroot juice here, instead of any artificial color.
pink coconut laddu
pink coconut ladoo

Pink Coconut Ladoo

Quick and easy “5 minutes coconut laddo” made with coconut and natural color. Best recipe to try during this festive season.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: pink coconut laddoo
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 20 Laddoo
Calories: 53kcal
Author: Puja


  • 2 cup Freshly Grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup Condensed milk
  • 2 tsp Beetroot juice
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • Ghee for greasing your palms
  • Grated roasted coconut for garnishing


  • In a pan dry roast the grated coconut on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes (The roasting is to just get rid of some moisture. Don’t brown them).
  • Once done take it out in bowl. Let it cool down completely.
  • Now add condensed milk, cardamom powder and beet root juice. Mix everything well.
  • Pinch small to medium balls from the mixture and form ladoos.
  • You can apply some ghee on your palms when shaping the coconut ladoo if you don’t like the mixutre sticking in your hand.
  • Now roll each laddo in fresh roasted coconut evenly.
  • Keep these laddoos in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours so that the laddoss gets slightly firm.
  • Now garnish these laddos and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Pink Coconut Ladoo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 21IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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