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Rava Laddu

- recipe by Rani submitted on 12-30-2008 
(Sooji Ka Ladoo, Sweet Semolina Balls)

Rava (Sooji)  - 2 cups
Evaporated Milk -  150ml or 5oz
Unsalted Butter - 1/4 cup (You can also use ghee instead)
Dry Shredded Coconut Powder -  1 ½  cups
Sugar -   2 cups
Cardamom Powder -  ½  tsp
Saffron -  1 pinch, powdered (optional)
Raisins – ¼ cup (roasted in a little butter)
Cashew/Almond/Pistachio -  ¼ cup (coarsely chopped/sliced and roasted in a little butter/ghee)
1.Melt the butter in a non-stick pan.
2.Add the rava and fry until you get a nice aroma.
3.Add shredded coconut and sugar and mix well on low heat for few seconds.
4.Add raisins, nuts, saffron, cardamom powder  and  mix well.
5.Add the evaporated milk and turn off the stove.
6.Keep mixing for few minutes until the evaporated milk is well incorporated.
7.Remove pan from stove to prevent the rava from getting burnt.
8.While the mixture is still hot, take a small quatity of the mixture  and roll it into balls. You can the balls as small or as big as you want.

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Comments (26)

Person eugenie   (December 19, 2016)
what is rava??? we do not have any indian stores here , is there any other spice that I can use
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 21, 2016)
Rava is wheat semolina. It is available in Indian stores as " Sooji". You can also substitute with cream of wheat or grits.
Person Leena sam   (December 17, 2016)
I like all the recipes posted in your site n its much easier. Thank you so much
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 21, 2016)
I am glad to hear your comments. Thanks.
Person priyanka agarwal   (October 2, 2016)
Hi this is priyanka , & plz tell me What is evaporated milk
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 5, 2016)
Evaporated milk as the name suggests is milk boiled until 60% water is removed. You get it in cans in big supermarket.
Person Lamiah Orahachi   (August 4, 2016)
Hi, am from Nigeria I really love the Indian sweet and will love to try it but I don't know how to get some of the ingredients like : rava,saffron, cardamom and pistachio.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 7, 2016)
Hi Lamiah,
I am not familiar with Nigeria. Do you have any Indian grocery stores nearby. If so, you can get everything there. Otherwise, you can purchase the ingredients online.
Person Mamta   (May 28, 2016)
Its very simple and healthy,and its easy to make.
Thank you.......
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 31, 2016)
Thanks Mamta. Do try it out at home.
Person soundharya   (February 17, 2016)
it,s very help full of dis
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (February 18, 2016)
Thank you.
Person shraddha   (August 9, 2014)
use condensed milk instead of evaporated milk....?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 10, 2014)
Condensed milk is usually thicker and sweet. So if you use it you have to reduce the quantity of butter and sugar accordingly.
Person Minal   (July 2, 2014)
Can I use cream instead of evaporated milk?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 3, 2014)
Person Vidya   (April 2, 2014)
Will this be not sticky as we are adding milk ?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 2, 2014)
Hi Vidhya, The amount of milk mentioned is just perfect to make the ladoo balls. It won't be very sticky.
Person nisha   (March 28, 2014)
What is evaporated milk?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 28, 2014)
You get evaporated milk in cans. It is milk boiled and reduced to half.
Person Sejal   (March 23, 2014)
I tried this, and it came out so well, thanks u
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 23, 2014)
Great!! Enjoy!!
Person jack   (February 28, 2014)
How many laddus does this make?
Person Nalini   (July 17, 2013)
I will try this.. simple and looks sweet..
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 17, 2013)
yes. try it.
Person raji   (May 24, 2012)
i have not attempted to make this. this time i must try. thanks

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