Rava Ladoo is an Indian sweet made from semolina (sooji/rava), sugar, Ghee (clarified butter) and dry fruits. These are shaped into balls which are called ladoo or laddu. Its a very basic and simple recipe requiring very few ingredients as mentioned and no advance preparation as such. These can stay good at room temperature for a week or so and hence are the perfect type of sweets for Diwali or other festivals or simply any time of the year.
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1 cup fine rava (sooji/semolina)
1/2cup whole wheat flour
1/2 to 1 cup Ghee
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1/4 cup finely chopped cashews
2 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp milk
3/4 cup sugar
Grind the sugar in a grinder to get a powdered texture. Keep aside. Heat a pan on medium low heat and add the rava to it. Roast stirring intermittently for 10 mins or until you get a nice aroma of the Rava. Then add the wheat flour to it and roast again for 10 mins. Make sure you roast on medium to low heat as we dot want the rava or wheat flour to turn brown in color. Next add the 1/2 cup Ghee and mix well. Then add the raisins and cashews, milk and mix again. Swtich off the gas and allow the mixture to cool a bit. Once the mixture is luke warm add the cardamom powder and powdered sugar and mix well so that all is well incorporated. Now take a small portion in your hand, press gently between your palm and finger to form a rough ball and then smoothen it by rolling it in the palms of both hands. You can add/press a raisin into each ball but this is completely optional.
- If you feel that the ladoo is crumbling then add some more ghee and mix again. Then form the balls.
- If you add too much ghee then you may notice the balls dont retain their round shape. Dont worry let them set/harden a bit and then reshape them. They should hold the shape now.