Rava laddu recipe | How to make rava laddu recipe step by step

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Rava laddu recipe

Introduction: Rava laddu recipe

Rava laddu recipe can be regarded as the traditional sweet of Indian subcontinent made and eaten during Hindus religious festivals. Rava laddu recipe is mostly prepared and used in the religious festival of Dewali. It is usually a sphere-shaped sweet that is made up of flour, butter/ghee/oil and sugar with many other ingredients upon which the variations for laddu recipe depend. The variations may include Besan Laddu, Boondi Laddu, Coconut Laddu, Semolina or Rava Laddu and many others.

The other varying ingredients of the laddu include chopped nuts or dried raisins. Laddus originated from the Indian subcontinent. The name Laddu has been taken from the Sanskrit word ‘Latika’. Laddu is usually prepared for wedding occasions, births or given as Prasadam at Hindus temples. Laddu is also considered the top traditional dish or sweet on the Indian festival of Rakhi. Laddus can also be purchased ready-made from the sweet shops. As they are most famously and preferably used in the Indian religious festivals but it is also used as a traditional sweet in some Muslim communities. All the laddu variations taste great but in this article, we will discuss Semolina or Rava laddu recipe along with its nutritional value and kitchen tips.

Rava laddu recipe

Timing: Rava laddu recipe

The total time for making Rava laddu is about 30 minutes that include 5 minutes for preparation and 25 minutes for cooking.

Servings: Rava laddu recipe

The serving size for this recipe is about 24 pieces of laddu. If you want to make 12 pieces you can use half of the ingredients.

Ingredients: Rava laddu recipe

The main ingredients for the Laddu making are flour milk, sugar, ghee, and oil. As we are going to make Rava laddu so Semolina or Suji will also be one of the main ingredients. The other ingredients along with their accurate quantities are:

For making suji:

  1. 2 tablespoons of ghee
  2. 2 cups of sooji/ Rava or semolina
  3. 12 tablespoons of freshly grated or desiccated coconut

Other ingredients: Rava laddu recipe

  1. 2 cups of sugar or according to your requirement or desire
  2. 5 tablespoons of ghee
  3. 6 tablespoons of chopped nuts e.g almonds, cashews, pistachios or other nuts of your choice
  4. 2 tablespoons of Golden raisins (Kishmish)
  5. 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder or 7-8 crushed cardamom seeds in mortar-pestle also use

Directions for the procedure: Rava laddu recipe

The step by step instructions for making the Rava laddu is:

Roasting the Rava or suji:

1)    Take a Kadai or heavy bottom pan and put about 2 tablespoons of ghee in it. Place it over the stove and keep the flame on medium level and look for when the ghee gets melt.

2)    When the ghee starts melting, lower the flame and then add in it about 2 cups of suji to roast it.  Suji should be of the fine variety.

3)    Mix the suji with the ghee and then roast it in ghee over a low flame while keep stirring it.

4)    Roast the suji or Rava until it begins to give fragrance and its color will change. Don’t over roast the suji to brown color, cook it until its texture is crumbly, loose and light. The roasting of Rava or suji will take about 10 to 12 minutes on low flame.

5)    Keep stirring the suji continuously without any pause so that it prevent from burning.

6)    When we roast the Rava, add in it the coconut and then stir for about 1 to 2 minutes over the low flame.

7)    Keep the laddu mixture on a side so that it will cool at room temperature.

Grinding the suji, sugar, and coconut:

1)    When the laddu mixture has attained the room temperature, then take the sugar in a grinder jar.

2)    Grind the sugar into a fine powder. After a few minutes, then add the coconut and suji mixture into the grinder.

3)    Grind it to a fine texture and then keep it on aside.

Frying the dry fruits for Rava laddu:

1)    So, In the same pan in which we roast the suji, fry the dry fruits in about 5 tablespoons of ghee.

2)    Then, fry the nuts till they become golden.

3)    After that ad the raisins into the ghee and then wait until their swelling causes browning.

4)    Then remove the pan from the flame.

Making Rava laddu:

1)    Add the laddu mixture into the pan containing the dry fruits. Ghee shouldn’t be much warmer. Then mix them with a spoon and let the whole mixture to cool at room temperature.

2)    Then take the mixture of laddu in your palm and make the laddu of the round shape. If the laddu doesn’t hold shape then add some ghee or place the mixture for some time into the fridge.

3)    After making the laddu, serve them as a delicious sweet or dessert.

Nutritional value:

The one-piece of Rava laddu weighing 69 g gives you about 303 kcal along with 45 g of carbohydrate, 12 g of fat and 3 g of proteins.


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