You are hurried and in need of a quick sweet to be fixed? No worries, Rava Laddoo comes to rescue. Still I have known that it takes an expert to come with the perfect ones of white snowy balls of heaven! Amma is known for her yummy Rava Laddoos! You eat one and you are left craving for the second. Amma always makes these for Deepavalli and also whenever we fancy it. Of course, this is such a quick and easy one to prepare. Yet nothing beats this in its taste and its very popular.
Rava Laddoo or Rave laddoo or Sooji Ka Laddo or Suji Ke Laddoo are also referred as Semolina Sugar bombs by my dear friends. There maybe many versions to this simple dish, yet its a wonder how this never fails to please us with its heavenly taste. Everybody at home simply love this Rava laddoo. Still I didn't know to what extent, until my daughter actually asked for the recipe from Amma. Amma had made this recently and it was quite late in the night, when she sent us the box. When Konda saw it, she wanted to eat it, even though she was all ready for bed. She was going on telling me that I should ask Ammama on how to prepare this as she likes it a lot. I never realized that she was this fond of it. Next day when Amma came home, she asked for the recipe, saying 'Mummy might not remember to ask for the recipe. So tell me how you prepare it. I will remember for her'. I was too surprised at her enthusiasm.
I have always only helped Amma in frying or making the balls. She used to ensure each laddo has atleast some nuts in them. Since I never like cashew, I always make sure I make myself some non cashew laddoos. But its always been a pure bliss, watching Amma make these laddoos quickly while its still hot, always making sure the cashew nut or raisin is somehow on the top! Though I have never made these before, I was finally forced to learn the recipe!
Makes - 10 Laddoos as seen in the picture.
Rava / Semolina - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Ghee - 25 gms
Milk - 25 ml
cardamom powder - a pinch
Cashew nuts - 10 whole nuts
Raisins - 10 nos
Grated fresh coconut - 25 gms
Method to prepare:
Heat 2 tsp of ghee in a kadai . Once its hot, sim and roast cashew nuts and raisins. Once the raisins balloon up, remove. Then roast the grated coconut. Remove once done.
Add the remaining ghee and roast the Rava till its well roasted and aroma starts coming out.
In a bowl, take all the roasted Rava, Nuts, Coconut and add the Cardamom powder. Then add the sugar. Mix well.
Then slowly add the warm milk into the bowl. Check if you are able to gather as balls. When you find that milk added is enough to get you laddos, transfer it back to the kadai and cook in sim for 2 mins. Mix well and then cover it and let it rest for 2 mins. Then immediately make balls or laddoos.
Since we add milk, its best to consume within 5 days of making them. If you store them in fridge, you can have them for a week. But if truth be told, we have never had an opportunity to validate this statement. Nobody lets it stay for that long around our home unattended!