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Coconut Paan Ladoo

Traditional Coconut Ladoos with refreshing Paan taste. Make for festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali or Holi.. Recipe for Paan Coconut Ladoo.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Dessicated Coconut, Diwali recipes, Ganesh Chathurthi recipes, Holi recipes, Paan Ladoos
Servings: 12 pieces
Author: Swati


  • 1 Cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 1/2 Cup Condensed Milk
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1-2 tsp Fennel seeds optional
  • 2 tbsp Gulkand optional
  • 1-2 tsp Candied Fennel Seeds optional
  • 1 tsp Desi Ghee


  • First of all clean and pat dry paan leaves with a paper napkin.
  • Grind paan leaves either with evaporated milk to fine paste. If you don't have evaporated milk, use regular milk(around 1/4 cup).
  • Add one tsp of ghee in a non stick pan and roast desiccated coconut, till light brown and it gives a nutty aroma.
  • Add and paan paste and condensed milk and cardamom powder, mix and cook till the mixture starts coming together and thick.
  • Transfer the mixture in another plate to cool. Shape into ladoos when it is still warm.
  • If you are adding Gulkand and fennel seeds , take 2 tbsp of gulkand , mix about 1-2 tsp of fennel seeds( add as per your preference), divide the mixture in 12 small balls(refer pic below).
  • Take a small portion of it, flattened it in you palm, add gulkand and fennel mix, and give it ladoo shape sealing the edges and smoothing it with palms.
  • Roll in Coconut flakes and serve or store in air-tight container. Stays good for 2-3 days.


Many people add a drop or two of green color to it, I skipped that. Add color if you like a little bright green color.