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Pumpkin Coconut Laddu | Kaddu Ka Meetha | Pumpkin Coconut Dessert

It’s Diwali, Pumpkin season & Halloween. Pumpkin Coconut laddu prepared with pumpkin, coconut & besan is an indulgent dessert perfect to suit the occasion.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert / Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Padma Veeranki


  • 1 Cup Chickpea flour Besan
  • 1 1/2 Cups Grated pumpkin
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut fresh
  • 1 1/2 to 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 to 1/2 Cup Melted Ghee/Clarified Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Green Cardamom Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons desiccated coconut to roll the balls


  • Sift Chickpea flour (besan). Add the flour in a pan and lightly roast it over low heat till you get a nice aroma.
  • Sauté grated pumpkin and coconut separately for a few minutes in a pan to remove the raw smell.
  • Now combine flour, sautéed pumpkin & coconut, milk and sugar in a pan.
  • Mix it well to ensure there are no lumps.
  • Place the pan over medium heat and stir continuously for few minutes till the mixture starts to thicken.
  • Now add the ghee, simmer the heat and stir for few more minutes.
  • Now you'll see it bubbling and ghee leaving on the sides.
  • When it gets thicker, turn off the heat.
  • Add cardamom powder and leave it to cool down.
  • Shape into balls and roll the balls in desiccated coconut.
  • Keep it in an air tight container and store on the counter for the day or refrigerate for about a week.