Sooji (Rava) Ladoo – Easy Diwali Sweet

    Rava Ladoo

    I think I have turned into a mithai-wala (person who makes sweets) these days. Everyday my hands are itching to make new sweets in the kitchen. The reason is obvious, it’s Diwali in few days and I just can’t seem to stop myself from trying out new recipes. I am also getting very homesick these days, happens with me always during this time of the year. I am missing mom and dad so much, I wish I could be there in India with them. Here I make so many sweets but there’s no one to eat, in India these will be over in few hours! What an irony, when I was in India I didn’t know how to cook and now that I know I am not there.

    Sooji Ladoo Recipe

    Making sweets for Diwali brings back so many memories. All year we used to wait for Diwali for it meant new clothes, decorating your home, lighting candles, eating sweets and bursting fire crackers. When I was a kid, we didn’t really have play-station and iPad, all we had was these festivals to have fun and roam around. I don’t think kids today are as enthusiastic about Diwali as we were!Β I think now I’m sounding like a grandma, so I’ll stop!

    Rava Ladoo Recipe

    Sooji or rava ladoo is one of the easiest Diwali sweet that you can make in few minutes. These are sweet balls made using semolina (sooji/rava), ghee (clarified butter) and sugar. Ladoo is the Indian name for any sweet which is round in shape! For making this ladoo, you first need to roast the sooji, stirring it continuously. Semolina burns very quickly once it’s hot so you have to keep stirring continuously on medium heat. You will know it’s done when you start getting a nice aroma from it. Powder the roasted semolina, powder sugar with cardamom and mix them together. Add some ghee and milk and make ladoos. It’s really that simple!

     

    Method

    In a pan heat 1 tablespoon of ghee on medium heat. Once hot add the sooji (semolina) and roast itΒ stirring continuously till you get a nice aroma, this will take around 6-7 minutes. Please remember to keep stirring because sooji once hot can burn very quickly. You don’t want it to stick to the pan. Once roasted, set aside and let it cool down a bit.

    In another pan, heat 1 teaspoon of ghee on medium heat. Once hot, fry the cashews and raisins in it till nice golden brown.

    Once the sooji has cooled down a bit, grind it using a blender. Transfer to a large bowl, also add the fried nuts.

    Sooji Ladoo Recipe-Step-1In a blender, grind together granulated sugar and cardamom seeds.

    Mix the grind sugar into the sooji and nuts mixture. You can save some nuts to garnish at the end.

    Add 3 tablespoons of warm melted ghee and mix. Also add 1-2 tablespoon of milk.

    Sooji Ladoo Recipe-Step-2

    Take a small amount of mixture in your hand.

    Press it with your hands and from a round shape of a size of a golf ball. If you are not able to form a ladoo, add 1 more tablespoon of milk.

    Repeat the process till the mixture is over. I was able to get 12 ladoos out of this. Garnish with nuts [optional].

    Sooji Ladoo Recipe-Step-3Ladoos stay fresh at room temperature in a airtight container for a week easily.

    Sooji Ladoo

    * Add milk little by little. Initially add 1 tablespoon and try to see if you can shape the mixture into a ladoo. If not, add 1 tablespoon milk more.

    * A lot of people add shredded coconut to the these ladoo. Add 1/2 cup of coconut if you want to, it really makes them more delicious.

    * You can use any nuts of your choice.

    Sooji (Rava) Ladoo

    Indian sweet balls made with Semolina, clarified butter and sugar.
    Course Dessert
    Cuisine Indian
    Servings: 12
    Calories: 174 kcal
    Author: Manali
    5 from 6 votes
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    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. In a pan heat 1 tablespoon of ghee on medium heat. Once hot add the sooji and roast it stirring continuously till you get a nice aroma, this will take around 6-7 minutes.
    2. Once roasted, set aside and let it cool down a bit.
    3. In another pan, heat 1 teaspoon of ghee on medium heat. Once hot, fry the cashews and raisins in it till nice golden brown.
    4. Once the sooji has cooled down a bit, grind it using a blender. Transfer to a large bowl, also add the fried nuts.
    5. In a blender, grind together granulated sugar and cardamom seeds.
    6. Mix the grind sugar into the sooji and nuts mixture. You can save some nuts to garnish at the end.
    7. Add 3 tablespoons of warm melted ghee and mix. Also add 1-2 tablespoon of milk.
    8. Take a small amount of mixture in your hand.
    9. Press it with your hands and from a round shape of a size of a golf ball. If you are not able to form a ladoo, add 1 more tablespoon of milk.
    10. Repeat the process till the mixture is over. I was able to get 12 ladoos out of this.
    11. Garnish with nuts [optional].
    Nutrition Facts
    Sooji (Rava) Ladoo
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 174 Calories from Fat 45
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 5g 8%
    Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    Cholesterol 13mg 4%
    Sodium 2mg 0%
    Potassium 57mg 2%
    Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
    Sugars 16g
    Protein 2g 4%
    Vitamin C 0.2%
    Calcium 0.8%
    Iron 4.7%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

    32 thoughts on “Sooji (Rava) Ladoo – Easy Diwali Sweet

    1. These look so cute and delicious Manali! I like the smell of cardamon! I feel the same way at times, I make a lot of sweets and at times there is no one to eat them πŸ™‚

    2. I love reading your stories about India and the Diwali celebration — it sounds so special! It’s wonderful that you can make these beautiful, sweet treats here to get a taste of that celebration. These look so delicious!

    3. You are wonderful…. Love to see your pins daily though I don’t cook them daily …πŸ˜‰ How long these ladoos can be stored manali…TIA

    4. Mam,
      Thanks a lot for the receipe…it came very good.As you told, I was adding one by one tablespoon of milk and was checking the consistency to make the laddu.Since I used 1.5 tablespoon of ghee at the end, may be it required 6.5 tablespoon of milk to make those laddus.

      My mom got suprised since I dont know cooking at all.
      This is my second sweet preparation.The first one was rasamalai , which I did following your blog only.The details you gave were so clear that the consistency and the softness of the sweet balls came very good.I even got suprised when it came good!!

      I struggled a little with amount of sugar I needed to add for the kheer.
      Continue posting recipes.Thank you !! πŸ™‚

      1. And, on behalf you, your blog followers get people to eat and appreciate us.So indirectly its you, getting lots of people to taste and appreciate the taste of sweets through us.!

    5. Your ladoos were wonderful! I made them for my family. I’m so sorry yours is not here with you. Will you get home soon to visit?
      Please continue your blog. It is so special to read.
      Namaste
      Tedda

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