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Monday, October 20, 2014

Rava Laddu | Simple Diwali Sweets

Diwali aka Deepawali is around the corner and blogosphere is already loaded with sweets & savories.Not only blogosphere,everywhere its celebration time.Hope you all have started buying crackers,sweets & new dresses.Festivities are all a perfect time for get togethers with family.Though we don't celebrate Diwali as such but sweets are welcome to all at home.Rava laddu is a simple sweet that can be made in a jiffy without much efforts.These cute off white balls are very tempting and can be stored over a month if you make it in ghee.These laddus are best made with fine sooji/semolina but if you have coarse one used for upma then grind to fine before proceeding with the recipe.My kids loved these a lot and in fact they have already added this to their repeat list of snacks.So,if you haven't started off making sweets for Diwali or if you are a beginner to making sweets then this can be a good start.Do try and enjoy !!!

Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
Cooking time ~ 10 minutes
Author ~ Julie
Serves ~ 13-15 laddus
fine semolina/sooji/rava 1.5 cups
powdered sugar 1/2 -1 cup
dry grated coconut 1/2 cup
ghee 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp
cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
cashews broken 2tbsp
raisins 2tbsp
milk 1/3 cup

Watch on YouTube -

  • I pulsed the semolina in a grinder jar as I used coarse rava.
  • Heat a pan with 2 tbsp ghee in it.Fry the raisins and broken cashews.Remove on a plate.
  • Dry roast the semolina in the same pan in the remaining ghee for 3–4 mins on low to medium heat, or until a nice aroma comes. Make sure the rava is not changing colour when roasting.Keep aside.
  • In a blender, powder the sugar with cardamom pods and keep aside. Add the dry dessicated coconut and grind again.

A few steps-1.frying cashews and raisins,2.roasting semolina,3.powdering sugar)
  • Switch off flame and add the powdered sugar and cardamom powder, mix well.
  • When warm, make lemon sized balls in your palms and then place in a plate.If you are not able to hold them together or if you wish to use lesser ghee, then add about 1-2tbsp of milk and then shape them.It's better to avoid milk and make it in ghee to increase the shelf life of laddus but if you are making a smaller batch, and you are pretty sure to finish it off in a day or two, then go ahead and add milk.
  • Serve or store in Ziploc bags or airtight containers.

Servings~ 13 laddus

* You can use fresh grated coconut too, but fresh grated coconut reduces the shelf life of laddus.Also, the off-white colour of laddus becomes dull.If you are using grated coconut, then dry roast it in a pan till all moisture is dried up and then grind it with rava.
* Adding coconut is optional, I skipped in the video.
* Add milk a tbsp each to make laddus, may not need 1/3 cup.
* If using fine semolina then skip the grinding part.
* You can keep these laddus at room temperature for weeks if making ghee alone and not adding milk.If you are adding milk, refrigerate after 4 days and then serve at room temperature whenever needed.
* Use the darker shade raisins to give a contrasting look in laddus. 

More Diwali recipes here.


Sangeetha Nambi said... Best Blogger Tips

tasty ladoo !

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so yum! the small ladoos are so cute..

Ruxana Gafoor said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy laddus,nice clicks

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy laddoos and beautifully presented!!!

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Ladoos look awesome and very nice clicks Julie..

What's Baking?? said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy.. Happy Diwali, julie

nandoos kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

rava ladoos look super and nice presentation..

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yummmy........ Happy Diwali dear !

Lifewithspices said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy ladoos

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

I still have to make this, maybe on Thursday for prasad will make this, looks temtping

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Rava ladoo looks perfect .With the wrapper its looks even more delicious

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

Can I pick up a couple of them please? I am feeling so tempted looking at them...

FLAVZCORNER said... Best Blogger Tips

The ladoo looks yum!! Perfect for Diwali and snack for kids!!