Friday, July 31, 2009

Rava Ladoo

Rava laddu / ladoo is a classic Indian sweet prepared during auspicious occasions and festivals.
There are many ways to prepare it. The standard way is to roast and grind the ravai (sooji) and to make balls using hot ghee.
Those ladoos will last long for a month also. I associate the rava ladoo with my chithi (my dad's brother's wife) . It is her habit to prepare snacks at home if she visits some one special.... mostly me:) She makes it in the authentic way using ghee and I will discuss it afterward... may be 'Rava ladoo - part 2'.

But our subconscious mind can never allow us to use such a bulk quantity of ghee, even though the tongue begs for it:) So here is a lesser fat version . Hope you all like it.




Ingredients:

Rava / sooji / semolina - 2 cups
Shredded coconut - 1 cup
sugar - 1 1/2 cup
water - 1 cup
cardamom - 5
raisin - 20
Cashew nut - 20
Ghee - 2 tbsp

Method :

1.Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a wok.
Fry the cashews and raisins till the cashews turn golden. Keep aside.

2.In the same wok add the remaining ghee and fry the rava till it becomes loosen and fragrant.
Transfer to a plate and keep aside.

3.Now put the shredded coconut and dry roast it till it starts to get mild golden color. Transfer it to the rava plate.

4. Pour 1 cup water to the wok along with the sugar and heat till it gets one thread consistency. (One thread consistency: If you scoop the syrup and pour back using a spoon, the last drop will drip like a single elongated drop).

5.Immediately add the rava and mix well. Put off flame and let it become a thick dough.

6. Add the powdered cardamom, fried cashew , raisin and mix well. Let it get cool (warm) so that we can touch.
Take a lemon size portion and make balls .

Rava ladoo is ready!

Serving suggestions:

Serve as dessert or snack. Makes 20 ladoos.
Store in airtight container . It will last for 2 days without refrigeration and more than a week if refrigerated.

I am not sure of the longevity of these snacks , as they vanish as soon as I make:)

26 comments:

Priya said...

Send me some, my all time favourite!!

Priyameena said...

Wow...Look at the cashew and raisin on top...Looks great...

Ann said...

WOO! that looks soo yum

Faiza Ali said...

Oh woooow ! they look yummy yum..

Ramya said...

Rava Ladoo looks yumm..I dont usually add grated coconut..Ur recipe is lil bit different

Aysha said...

Wow Viki...Its so yummy...Looks delicious...

Pooja said...

Wow the ladoos look so tempting!

kittymatti said...

yummy yummy!! sooper a iruku!!

Mangala Bhat said...

Good one! looks perfect!

ARUNA said...

wow they look so perfect!

chakhlere said...

wow!! Those look yummy!!

Poornima Nair said...

The laddoos look great...they are one of my fav sweets.

Suparna said...

Hey viki the laddos look tempting, ur method is a little different ...shall keep this method in mind for the next time I make this :)

Chitra said...

hi viki.take ur award from my blog:)

Chitra said...

rava ladoo looks superb..My mil just grind the rava ..thats the difference:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

wow.....pass on those gorgeous balls.....very delectable...

littletastebuds said...

Wow...looks yummy.Coconut with rava ladoo is different combo.will try ur version.

ganga said...

my favourite........
Please pick up your awards and tag from my blog.

Subhie Arun said...

good one..looks perfect yar.....thx for sharing!!!!!!

Rina said...

Thanks Viki, for this sweet treat of rava laddu

Ann said...

Laddoos look real yummy Viki..I made them for ICC..

Viki, Plz collect your award & Tag from my blog..hugs,Ann

Suparna said...

hi viki pleas accept the awards from my blog dearie :)
Thanks

myscrawls said...

Rava ladoo looks yum yum... want to taste now :D

Karine said...

I love the flavors of this and thanks for sharing your recipe!

sangeeta said...

this is my hubby's fave thing....
your event sounds good n i can send so many entries...will try n do that.
thanks for visiting my blog dear...

alice said...

yummy ladoos! my grandmother used to make it so often...brings back memories :)

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