Friday, January 14, 2011

Rava Laddoo [Semolina dessert]

Ingredients: [For Approx.30 laddoos]
Fine Rava/Sooji – 2 cups
Butter/ Ghee – 1/2 cup
Shredded Dry Coconut – 1.5 cups
Sugar – 1.5 cups
Evaporated Milk – 1 can
Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp
Saffron – 1 pinch
Golden raisins – ¼ cup
Cashew/Almond– ½ cup


  • In a pan, heat 2 tbsp butter/ghee. Lightly roast raisins, almonds and cashews. Drain on kitchen towel. Coarsely chop nuts and keep aside.
  • In the same pan, add the remaining butter/ghee on medium heat. Add rava/sooji and fry until you get the nice roasted rava aroma.
  • Add shredded coconut and sugar and mix well on low heat for a minute.
  • Now add raisins, nuts, cardamom powder and Saffron. Mix well.
  • Add evaporated milk and turn off the stove. Keep mixing for few minutes until the evaporated milk is well incorporated.
  • Pour the mixture in a bowl or thali. Let it cool till its managable. Do not cool completely.
  • Take small amount of the mixture in your palm and make lemon size balls.

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