Friday, September 5, 2014

Rawa ladoo - Sweetened semolina balls

Ladoos are someones favorite now after watching her favourite cartoon character on TV,after i made besan ladoos these were didn't go too well with her but DH loved them instead.


My mom used to make these when we were in school for every Christmas along with all the other goodies.I knew they were easy to make as i have seen mom make them but i was a little worried about making them. I recently found out many people grind the rawa to a fine powder and then proceed this one has the whole rawa/semolina in them.I am yet to try the other way.

Preparation time : 30 minutes

You need 

Rava / Semolina - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Ghee - 25 gms
Milk - 25 ml
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Cashew nuts - 10 whole nuts
Raisins - 10 nos
Grated fresh coconut (optional) 3 tablespoons

  • Heat  tablespoon of ghee in a pan, fry the nuts and raisins and keep aside.In same pan, dry roast the coconut and keep aside.Be careful to not burn this.
  • Add 2 tablespoon of ghee in same pan, add the rawa/semolina and roast well until you get a nice aroma.Be careful not to burn again.
  • Once the aroma comes, add the remaining ghee and milk and stir until the milk is absorbed by the rawa.Add the sugar now.Mix well.
  • Add the cardomom powder, roasted nuts and raisins and roasted coconut turn off the heat.
  • Wait for this mixture to cool a bit apply ghee on your hands and roll them into balls.
  • Arrange them in an air tight container and allow to cool.They will harden on cooling.



  • If you feel the mix is too dry you can add some more milk or ghee and roll them.
  • You need to roll them out while still hot as the hot sugar aids in rolling and holding the ladoos together.
  • Adding too much milk will not let you store them for long especially in summers.

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