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Rava Laddu

 Published 2008-Dec-30   Updated 2018-Jan-07

- Submitted by Rani

(Sooji Ka Ladoo, Sweet Semolina Balls)

Recipe For Rava Ladoo


  • 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 quality 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 (35)

Person   ()
Hi, Could you please let me know what cup measure was used for this recipe? Is this the usual measuring cup used when baking? Would you please give it in ounces or grams? Thank you!
Person   ()
Yes its the usual measuring cup used for baking.
Person   ()
I like and follow a lot of your recipes. May I know,how many laddoos of normal size can be made of this much amount?
Person   ()
You will be able to make around 25 - 30 ladoos.
Person   ()
Thank you for the reply🌷
Person   ()
Good.... Very easy to follow
Person   ()
Thank You.
Person   ()
hi am everlyne frm kenya.i lov the luk of the sweets.and i do admire asking if i want the all ingredients online how much do they cost?
Person   ()
Hi, You should check out some websites for rates in your country. The prices and shipping vary from country to country. Other option is to find some Indian shop in your locality. I hope you will be able to find the ingredients and make it.
Person   ()
what is rava??? we do not have any indian stores here , is there any other spice that I can use
Person   ()
Rava is wheat semolina. It is available in Indian stores as " Sooji". You can also substitute with cream of wheat or grits.
Person   ()
I like all the recipes posted in your site n its much easier. Thank you so much
Person   ()
I am glad to hear your comments. Thanks.
Person   ()
Hi this is priyanka , & plz tell me What is evaporated milk
Person   ()
Evaporated milk as the name suggests is milk boiled until 60% water is removed. You get it in cans in big supermarket.
Person   ()
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   ()
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   ()
Its very simple and healthy,and its easy to make.
Thank you.......
Person   ()
Thanks Mamta. Do try it out at home.
Person   ()
it,s very help full of dis
Person   ()
Thank you.
Person   ()
use condensed milk instead of evaporated milk....?
Person   ()
Condensed milk is usually thicker and sweet. So if you use it you have to reduce the quantity of butter and sugar accordingly.
Person   ()
Can I use cream instead of evaporated milk?
Person   ()
Person   ()
Will this be not sticky as we are adding milk ?
Person   ()
Hi Vidhya, The amount of milk mentioned is just perfect to make the ladoo balls. It won't be very sticky.
Person   ()
What is evaporated milk?
Person   ()
You get evaporated milk in cans. It is milk boiled and reduced to half.
Person   ()
I tried this, and it came out so well, thanks u
Person   ()
Great!! Enjoy!!
Person   ()
How many laddus does this make?
Person   ()
I will try this.. simple and looks sweet..
Person   ()
yes. try it.
Person   ()
i have not attempted to make this. this time i must try. thanks

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Old Comments

Comment by zumaira azad
thnkz for dz recipe. iz wtng lng to fnd out hw to mke rava laddos. i wnt to knw wthr it wld be better if i use evaporated milk itslf or full cream milk. which one tastes best?

Reply :-
Both will taste good.

Comment by madhu groy
does dry grated coconut means dessicated coconut found in stores or the fresh grated coconut thats dried? i also wanted to know if i can use fresh grated coconut! kindly advice!

Reply :-
Hi Madhu, You can find dried coconut powder in any indian grocery stores. Its fresh grated coconut that is sun dried. If you are not able to find it, you can also use fresh grated coconut instead.

Comment by Pinky Thomas
Hi Rani, I wanted to know if the evaporated milk can be replaced with regular full cream milk.Thanks.

Reply :-
Yes you can.

Comment by Nivedita Chirantan
i didnt understand what is evaporated milk? plz explain and do you have the recipe of motichur ladoo or bundi ladoo

Reply :-
Evaporated milk is milk in which most of the water content is removed. It is thicker and richer. You can find it in cans and it gives a nice taste to the ladoos.
I will try to add the recipe for bhoondi ladoo soon.

Comment by vigitha cv on 24 March 2010 11:53AM
Simple and Excellent :-)

Reply :-
Thank You so much!!

Comment by Vasinti govindan on 08 March 2010 04:51AM       
ladoos were very nice. Can't stop eating.Thanks. Can u pls teach me to do ladoos the punjabi's usually do during weddings.
Its made using besan flour and colourful also. Please dear...

Reply :-
Good to hear that you tried the ladoos. Am not familiar with the punjabi ladoos but will surely try to get the recipe from my friends for you.

Comment by  shaista ismail on 13 January 2010 15:25PM          
these are the best rava ladoos i have ever tried

Reply :-
Thanks Shaista!!!

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