If you are looking for a simple Indian sweet recipe that can be prepared in minutes, then Rava Ladoo is your best option. This is a quick version which requires no fancy ingredients and no sugar syrup as well. Quite some relief isn’t it?
Let’s see how to make these ladoos that are perfect for special occasions and festivities.
Rava Ladoo is a very popular sweet across India. It is the most preferred one during festivals because of how simple and easy it is to make these ladoos. With just Rava / Semolina, Sugar, and Ghee as the main ingredients, you can never go wrong while making this one.
Festival season begins in India and nothing better than homemade sweets to celebrate the occasion. Most of us skip making Indian sweets at home and prefer buying them off the shelves. Because we fear the complexity of the process. I have seen my grandmother spend hours together in the kitchen preparing sweets and savouries during festivals. Though I am a huge fan of sweets, I simply don’t have the patience to stand for hours together and try something very complicated.
This Rava Ladoo recipe is absolutely a beginner-friendly one. This particular recipe doesn’t even require you to make a sugar syrup. You don’t need a prior cooking experience or fancy tools and ingredients to make this dessert. With just a handful of ingredients in hand, you can make melt-in-mouth ladoos for your friends and family.
There are many recipes out there that use saffron, coconut, condensed milk, etc to make rava ladoos. Each one has its own taste and flavour. The one I am sharing here is a simple recipe from my grandmom. This rava ladoo is soft in texture and you would be able to get the taste and texture of rava in every bite. It consists of limited ingredients but the taste is simply amazing.
Ingredients for Rava Ladoo
Rava – This is the main ingredient to make these ladoos. You can use fine rava or coarse rava in this recipe.
Sugar – Regular, Granulated white sugar is powdered and added to make ladoos.
Ghee – Ghee gives a wonderful aroma and flavour. Additionally, it is the ingredient that binds the ladoos. So, I wouldn’t recommend skipping the ghee or reducing the quantity.
Cashews – I love adding cashews to my ladoos. If you want to keep it nut free, you can omit the cashews. Optionally, a few golden raisins can be added along with the cashews too.
Cardamom – Cardamom adds a great flavour to the ladoos. You can use cardamom pods or cardamom powder. Skip it altogether if you do not like the flavour of cardamom.
How to make Rava Ladoo
Add little ghee to the pan. Add the rava and roast till a nice aroma comes.
Meanwhile, add sugar and cardamom powder to your mixie jar and powder it finely.
Add the roasted rava to the mixie jar and powder it with the sugar. Let everything combine well.
Transfer the powdered sugar and rava mixture to a bowl.
Heat some ghee and add cashews to it. Fry till golden brown.
Add the cashews along with the ghee to the rava sugar mixture.
Mix well with a spatula. While the mixture is warm and easy to handle, make small ladoos.
Store the ladoos in an air-tight container at room temperature.
A good rava ladoo is made with well-roasted rava. We don’t want the raw smell and taste of rava in these ladoos. Roast the rava on low to medium flame till a nice aroma comes. Make sure you don’t burn the rava while roasting it.
Shape the ladoos while the mixture is slightly hot. It would become difficult to shape them if you let the mixture cool down.
If you are unable to shape the ladoos , add a little more melted ghee and try again. Add 1 tbsp ghee at a time and try to make ladoos. You can also add some warm milk to bind the ladoos but the shelf life of the ladoos will reduce if milk is added.
The amount of sugar used here is perfect for my family’s taste. Adjust to your taste.
The texture of the ladoos would be soft as soon as you prepare them. The ladoos may look like they would crumble. Don’t worry. Over time, the ladoos will stiffen more.
How to store Rava Ladoo?
These ladoos can be stored in an air-tight container, at room temperature for weeks together.
If you add warm milk to bind the ladoos, refrigerate them and consume the ladoos within a week.
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Rava Ladoo ( Rava Laddu )
- 1 cup Rava
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Ghee
- 3 tbsp Cashew Nuts
- 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
- Add 1 tsp ghee to a pan. Once the ghee melts, add the rava. Roast on low to medium flame till a nice fragrance comes. It takes around 5 to 8 minutes. Keep stirring consistently. Make sure you don't burn the rava. We don't want the colour of the rava to change. Once a nice aroma comes , switch off and let the rava cool.
- Add granulated sugar, and cardamom powder to a mixie jar and powder it well.
- Add the roasted rava to the sugar mixture and powder it again.
- Add the rava sugar mixture to a wide bowl.
- Add remaining ghee to the pan. Once ghee melts, add broken cashews pieces and fry till cashews turn golden brown.
- Switch off. Add the cashews along with the ghee to the rava mixture.
- Mix well with a spatula and ensure that ghee is combined well with rava.
- Apply little ghee to your palms and shape ladoos once the rava mixture is warm enough to handle.
- Shape the ladoos while the mixture is slightly hot. It would become difficult to shape them if you let the mixture cool down.
- Store in an air tight container and enjoy the ladoos.