June 24, 2015

Rava Ladoo

Ladoo is a traditional Indian Dessert made up of roasted semolina and coconut combined with sugar, ghee, dry fruits and rolled into round balls shape. Rava ladoo recipe is one the easy and quick recipe can be prepared 30 in minutes.

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Dessert & Sweets
Prep Time: 5 Minutes |  Cook Time: 25 Minutes |  Serving: 20 pc


Semolina (Rava) 
2 cups or 200 gms
Desiccated coconut 
½  cup
1 cup or add as per taste
3 Tbsp. (Divided in 2:1)
Dry Fruits, roughly chopped (I used  Raisins, Cashews and Almond )
1/2 Cup
Cardamom powder
¼  Tsp
10-15 strands 
1 cup
Desiccated coconut 
For Garnishing (optional)

Step by Step Instruction: [Hide Images]

  1. Dissolve Saffron in 1-2 tbsp. of warm milk and mix it with remaining milk. Keep aside
  2. Heat 2 Tbsp.  ghee in a pan or wok.
  3. Add ½ cup dry fruits and roast them until they turn light golden brown.
  4. Add 2 Cups Semolina, stir often and roast till it become fragrant and changes its color. Roast it for around 5-6 minutes on a slow flame. 
  5. Now add ½ cup desiccated coconut, mix well and roast for another 2-3 min on slow flame.
  6. Add 1 cup of sugar when nice aroma of semolina and coconut starts coming out and mix well.
  7. Dissolve Saffron in 1-2 tbsp. of warm milk and mix it with remaining milk. (keep it ready)
  8. Add Cardamom powder and stir.
  9. Add saffron mix milk in parts and keep on stirring and mix very well.
  10. Turn off the flame once all the milk is absorbed. 
  11. Add 1 tbsp. of remaining ghee. It will give nice and smooth texture and good taste of ghee.
  12. Shape them into small round balls when the mixture is still warm and you can handle the heat. You can grease your palm with ghee for making balls.
  13. Roll the balls in desiccated coconut, cool and store in an air-tight container.

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