Rava Laddu

Rava laddu

    Diwali / Deepavali is just round the corner, and every post I read is Sweet! This Diwali I have decided to post the recipe for Rava Laddu, a sweet that I am extremely fond of. This is one sweet that I have learned to make at school. Yes, at school as part of the home science club! The recipe is so easy that you can make these lovely balls of yummy goodness in a matter of minutes!

   I am all in for easy and yummy sweets. I know you are too! And that’s one reason you don’t see any complicated recipes here. I just don’t like to spend most of the day in the kitchen, and detest spending hours making sweets that calls for loads of sugar and ghee and yields very little!

   My little one adores Indian sweets and savories now. And, this Diwali special week I will be posting a few of my little man’s favorite snacks . So here goes the recipe for yummy Rava Laddus that’s easy to make and tastes almost as good as the store-bought ones. Why don’t you give it a try?

Rava Laddu

Ingredients (Makes 12 – 15)

1. Rava / Sooji – 1 cup

2. Grated coconut – 3/4 cup

3. Ghee – 2 – 2.5 tbsp

4. Cashews, broken – 3 – 4 tbsp, broken

    Raisins – 2 tbsp

5. Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp

6. Sugar, powdered – 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp

7. Hot milk – 3 – 4 tbsp


1. Heat 2 tsp ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan and fry cashews and raisins. Remove to a paper towel.

2. Heat the remaining ghee and fry sooji/rava and grated coconut stirring continuously at medium-low heat until light golden and aromatic, about 4 – 5 minutes. Add fried nuts, raisins, cardamom powder and sugar. Mix well. Add hot milk little by little and stir until you are able to shape it into balls. Switch off the heat. Grease your palms and shape into small balls while still hot (but bearable). If it becomes dry, add little more milk. Store in an air tight container for a few days at room temperature. Keep in the refrigerator for a longer shelf life.

Rava laddu

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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