Cook With Manali's 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 2 votes



  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.