Saturday, 12 March 2011

Rava / sooji Laddu

I have learned this recipe from our family friend who is an expert in making this soft and melting laddus. Also this is my sister's favourite sweet.
Rava Laddu

2 cups – semolina preferably white one
2 cups – Grated coconut
1 ½ cup – Sugar
½ tsp – Cardamom powder
2 tbsp – Cashew nuts
2 tbsp – Raisins (Optional)
3 tbsp – Ghee

Ghee, Cashews,Grated Coconut, Sugar and Rava / Sooji

Roast cashews and raisins (if using) in the ghee and keep them aside
In the same ghee roast the semolina until nice aroma comes and keep it aside.
Roasted Semolina

Again in the same pan roast the grated coconut till all the moisture gets evaporated. Keep it aside.
Roasted coconut (Fresh)

Now add 1/2 cup of water to the sugar and slowly melt the sugar under low flame.
 Process of making sugar syrup

Once the sugar is melted add cardamom powder and increase the flame and stir the syrup continuously until we get one string consistency as shown below.
One string consistency

Then add the roasted semolina, cashews, raisins and coconut into the sugar syrup by stirring continuously for a minute or so and remove from the flame.

Wait until the mixture becomes warm enough to touch and start making laddus. Best practice is, smear your hands with ghee and scoop a small amount of laddu mixture into your hand using a spoon or laddle and gently form round balls by pressing all the sides.

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