Rava Laddoo

Happy Dasara/Navaratri Friends 

Finally I am back to blogging after a break, to share my recipes with all friends out there who visits my blog regularly and show their support and appreciation. Since the festival season has just begun I thought of posting a very simple sweet recipe called “RAVA LADOO” which I hope everyone is familiar with. Rava is the cream of wheat and ladoo is just the round shape, this can be made ahead of time and also has a long shelf life which makes it ideal for distributing to family and friends as a gift during Dasara and Diwali.

Ingredients:

Rava – ½ cup [I used the fine variety]

Granulated White Sugar – 1/3 cup

Melted Ghee – 5 tbsp

Cardamom Pods – 3 [Crushed]

Cashew nuts – 5[Broken into small pieces]

Raisins – 6

Method:

  1. Take a dry blender jar and powder the granulated white sugar along with the cardamom pods.
  2. Heat a kadai on medium flame, Add 1 tbsp of ghee to it, once the ghee is hot, add the broken cashews and raisins into it and fry for few mins until it turns golden brown
  3. Transfer the cashews and raisins into a separate bowl, in the same kadai add the rava and sauté until it turns light brown and waft with aroma
  1. Now mix the rava well with the cashew, raisin, sugar, cardamom and add the remaining ghee to the mixture
  2. Hold the mixture in the palm, start forming round shapes by pressing them between palms [You can slightly grease your palm with ghee]
  3. The round shape would form only if the laddoo’s are made when the mixture is not too dry.
  4. Make medium sized balls and store them in an air tight container.

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Notes:

  • Both fine and coarse variety of rava can be used, while using the coarser variety make sure to blend it in a mixer to make it finer before making the laddoo’s
  • Powdered sugar/Cardamom can be used instead of Granulated White Sugar and cardamom pods
  • Sometimes for a change I use chopped almonds, walnuts and dates instead of cashew and raisin directly without frying them in ghee
  • If you have problems forming the round shape, sprinkle some milk over the mixture and try to form the shape but adding milk reduces the shelf life to two days.

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