Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Rava Ladoo/ Sooji Laddu/Semolina Laddu/Khus Khus Laddu/grieß Sweet balls

Prepared this sweet for ugadi, came out very well. So updating the post with step by step photos which were missing in previous version of my post....!!

Rava Ladoo is a very famous Indian dessert made with Semolina/Sooji/Rava ,coconut(optional), sugar and ghee. This recipe is very very easy to prepare. 
Today my son turned 15 months old .... So I made sooji laddus and he liked it too much !!

1 cup Rava/Sooji/Senolina/Khus Khus/grieß
3/4 cup  fine sugar / powdered sugar
1/4 cup ghee
1/4 cup hot milk
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1/2 tbsp cashew nuts
1/2 tbsp raisins
1/3 cup fresh grated coconut / dry coconut flakes

How To prepare ?
  • In a heavy bottomed pan, heat 1 tbsp of ghee and fry cashews and raisins and keep them aside.
  • To the same pan add remaining ghee, and add Rava to it.Fry it for about 9-10 mins keeping the flame in low.
  • Do not over fry Rava, as soon as you see bottom is getting light brown or after getting the nice aroma, add coconut powder, sugar, fried cashews, raisins and cardamom powder and mix it well. Fry this mixture for 3-4 mins more. 

  • Now switch off the flame and add hot milk little by little, and mix well. You needn't use entire 1/4 cup, get the mixture to a consistency where we can prepare laddus.
  • Transfer the mixture to a another bowl and grease your palm with little ghee /milk and make laddus when it is warm. If it gets cold you cant make laddus.Sprinkle 1-2 tsp of milk if the mixture becomes dry. 
  • Let the laddus rest for about 15 mins.After 15 minutes, transfer them into a airtight container and consume within 7 days.

  • if you use khus khus which is yellow in color, then laddus will turn light brown in color.If you use sooji/semolina,then your laddus should turn off white color.
  • This gives the medium sweet laddus, if you want too sweet use 1 cup of sugar instead of 3/4 cup.
  • If you feel the mixture is too dry, sprinkle some more milk and make laddus.