Papaya Laddus(Ladoos)...!!!

Author: Siddhi Shirsat // Category:

I had not posted any sweet recipe from past few days so decided to post this papaya laddus which i had made few days back. I know papaya laddus sounds bit uncommon and weird, but they are very tasty and healthy laddus and very easy to prepare too.These laddus are high in nutrition and the best part is that this laddus are prepared without using any ghee or oil.These laddus are very rich in vitamin A as it is present in a very high quantity in papaya.I also like the colour of this laddus, its very attractive.If u have brought a papaya from store which is not at all sweet you can utilise it to make this laddus . Just give a try to this laddus and i am sure u all will love this soft tasty ladoos.These laddus can be stored without refrigeration for upto 5-6 days.


1 medium sized ripe papaya( which yields approx 2 cups puree)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup desiccated coconut(fine one)
1 table spoon kesar-elaichi syrup( or cardamom powder)
few strands of saffron( kesar)
1/2 cup whole cashew nuts


Cut the ripe papaya in pieces and remove its skin and puree it using a blender.Heat a non-stick pan and add the papaya pulp.Cook it on low flame stirring countinously.

After some time the pulp will become little thick then add powdered sugar and stir well.Amount of sugar added depends on the sweetness of papaya.If papaya is less sweet you can add little more sugar.After adding sugar the mixture will melt.

Keep on stirring and cook till the mixture thickens. When the mixture starts leaving sides of pan add the kesar-elaichi essence, saffron strands and 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut.Mix it well and cook while stirring till the mixture forms a ball.Take little mixture and cool it in hand and roll it between fingers and check it it forms a ball.If it then the mixture is ready.

Remove the mixture from flame and let it cool.Make lemon size balls of it and roll in remaining desiccated coconut powder and garnish by pressing a whole cashew on top.

Store them in air-tight container.

36 Responses to "Papaya Laddus(Ladoos)...!!!"

Babli Says :
February 3, 2010 at 1:29 AM

Papaya ladoos is a new dish for me. Looks delicious and tempting. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

Jagruti Says :
February 3, 2010 at 2:18 AM

papaya ladoo..r u kidding..?no u r not..i am speechless..ladoos look tempting and yummy...:))and what a coincidence that i bought today 2 small papaya as they were on offer..saved it so i cantry it out later..


Swathi Says :
February 3, 2010 at 2:31 AM


papaya ladoos is new to me. It looks really good.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine Says :
February 3, 2010 at 2:44 AM

Very innovative and delicious.

simplyfood Says :
February 3, 2010 at 2:46 AM

What a good invention, healthy and absolutely delicious.Ladoos look amazing.

Priya Says :
February 3, 2010 at 3:02 AM

Definitely a new recipe, looks fantastic..

gunturtraditions Says :
February 3, 2010 at 3:11 AM

can't belive what i read !!!!!
shoulg give a try

Gulmohar Says :
February 3, 2010 at 4:05 AM

So to me and sounds delicious..thanks Siddhi !

Rachana Kothari Says :
February 3, 2010 at 5:12 AM

wow!!!! papaya ladoo...thats really innovative and interesting:)

Aparna Says :
February 3, 2010 at 5:40 AM

siddi..i havnt heard this ladoos & sweets are my favorites..wanna try it out.thanks for sharing have luvly space..following you from now :)

PJ Says :
February 3, 2010 at 8:17 AM

these papaya ladoos look so yummy and delicious! lovely post!

Malar Gandhi Says :
February 3, 2010 at 8:31 AM

Papaya laddus sunds refreshign and totally new to me:)

SE Says :
February 3, 2010 at 8:55 AM

Wow..Siddhi..these sound great..never have I tried this combination..very new..thanks for sharing

Gita Says :
February 3, 2010 at 9:06 AM

Wow dear...such an unique and healthy treat...looks really tasty :)

Sushma Mallya Says :
February 3, 2010 at 11:02 AM

Very innovative and so unique ladoos,Thanks for sharing this one siddhi,looks very yum...

February 3, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Great and innovative way to cook with papaya..looks yum, Siddhi...

Padhu Says :
February 3, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Papaya ladoo sounds interesting. New to me .Thanks for sharing Siddhi

Supriya Nair Says :
February 3, 2010 at 2:52 PM

The laddus look nice and tempting...wonderful recipe...

Jyoti Says :
February 3, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Thats very intersting and creative.. had never heard of it before..

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Sarah Naveen Says :
February 3, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Oh wow!!! thats a new recipe...Looks so yummy!!!

prachee Says :
February 4, 2010 at 2:19 AM

AWESOME !!! such a innovative idea !!!

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February 4, 2010 at 3:08 AM

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Preeti Kashyap Says :
February 4, 2010 at 3:56 AM

I have never tasted papaya laddus. Looks great! thanks for visiting my space :)

Spice Says :
February 4, 2010 at 4:41 AM

hey sidhhi, this is one very interesting recipe...never heard this before...thanx....

Viki's Kitchen Says :
February 4, 2010 at 5:18 AM

Ladoo with papaya seems unique and cute idea Siddhi. Wanna grab one:)

Dolly Says :
February 4, 2010 at 5:51 AM

Dear Siddhi, I would'nt have thought of making Papaya ladoos..Excellent choice. They look delectable and sure healthy as well.

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February 4, 2010 at 6:08 AM

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Hamaree Rasoi Says :
February 4, 2010 at 11:16 AM

WOW !Pappaya ladoos is a new dish for me. Looks fantastic and thanks for sharing this innovative dish with us.

shanthi Says :
February 4, 2010 at 4:51 PM

Never heard of this and delicious.

Akal's Saappadu Says :
February 4, 2010 at 5:56 PM

the recipe might be new to me but it's absolutely not weird!! it sounds delicious and good!! I love papayas, but rarely cook them; this is a an excellent idea!!!

SriLekha Says :
February 4, 2010 at 7:28 PM

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Vrinda Says :
February 4, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Thanx sidhhi for visiting my blog and leading to urs....Never heard of papaya ladoo,sounds and looks delish...happily following u..

Faiza Ali Says :
February 4, 2010 at 10:20 PM

papaya laddoo sound so interesting and looks yummy dea..very innovative recipe.

ARUNA Says :
February 4, 2010 at 10:25 PM

wow this is something innovative!!!! looks tempting!

Swapna Sree Says :
February 5, 2010 at 12:05 AM

very new recipe to me but looks delicious...
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Padma Says :
February 5, 2010 at 6:16 AM

Very new dish with papaya. Looks very tempting.

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