Me and making sweets? God! Wonder what got into me for a change (Kuih Buah Melaka, Mango Cheesecake & Lemon Buttermilk Cake). Must be the Deepavali,, Diwali or Festival Of Lights spirit. Or maybe since I had some semolina or rava in stock, I thought I might as well. I might as well use it up (Sujee Cake & Rava Kesari) and the type of sweet that popped up on my mind was Rava Laddu, also known or spelled as Ladoo. Rava Laddu? Round sweet rava made and ghee loaded and scented by cardamom and mine as you have already noted, are the small, cute adorable ones instead of huge balls which by far are such a waste. I mean, honestly, tell me, can we like finish off the one huge ball? Seriously, I can't understand why people make big laddu balls? I think these people don't understand the concept to wasting or they must be rich until they can't less about whether laddu is eaten or after taking a few bites, thrown. Rava Laddu by the way, definitely is a sugar rush pleasure amongst Indians and without laddu, Indian festivals are not complete.
1 cup semolina/rava/suji flour
1 cup grated coconut
3 tbsp ghee
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp cashew nuts - break into smaller pieces
3 red and green cherries - chopped/ cut into pieces
1/4 cup sugar
A pinch of cardamom powder
1/4 tsp saffron strands (optional)
Heat ghee and fry cashew nuts till crispy and brown in color.
Add rava and coconut.
Stir and cook over low heat until they become brown.
Add sugar and saffron strands, continue to stir for another 3 mins.
Remove from heat and pour milk while mixing.
Lastly add nutmeg and cherries.
Pinch the mixture and roll into balls.
Allow to dry for 2 hours.
(Add milk if mixture doesn't come together to be rolled)
looks superb...i just love those ladoos...ReplyDelete
Hi Nava, yummy suji balls. Love this very much! Here's wishing you and your family Happy Deepavali :)ReplyDelete
I have never try this before. In fact, I must admit that I have not heard of this.ReplyDelete
Should taste delicious!ReplyDelete
They look so delicious, Nava! I'll be including this on my list of not-so-sweet sweets.:) Lovely clicks!ReplyDelete
These cutie ladies look yummy.ReplyDelete
Happy Diwali to you & your family
Very beautifully made delicious ladoos Nava, love it....ReplyDelete
lovely ladoos... i am going to make them right away...ReplyDelete
I love this Delicious Ladoos <3ReplyDelete
It looks delicious .Colorful rava ladoo.Take care of your health nava.ReplyDelete
ladoo looks super delicious..perfectly made....lovely presentationReplyDelete
looks yummy..i am goin to make it soon..ReplyDelete
my recent one :http://www.indianbeautyzone.com/2013/10/haul-post-by-tejinder-with-inglot.html
laddos looks so cute, I like this size ladoos so I can control my portion, going to try soon.ReplyDelete
Perfect festive food.These mi laddus are a feast to eyes tooReplyDelete
Wow Nava!! Perfect Diwali recipe!!ReplyDelete
I had disappeared once again, i came back on time i will be making this quick laddus soon :)
cute little ladoo...beautiful pictures...ReplyDelete
Adding green cherries is new to me.. Looks so colorful..Kids will surely love these balls..ReplyDelete
I am also busy cleaning and preparing for Diwali..ReplyDelete
My mum makes these laddoo's too
Keep in touch,
Lol that is very true Nava ! adults break the ladoo and take a small piece and kids give ants a party :))ReplyDelete
Rava ladoo looks delicious.
Wow , Love those Ladoos , Would love to grab one ladoo now .ReplyDelete
yummy and delicious laddu.ReplyDelete
They look super yummy :)ReplyDelete
Delicious ladoos Nava! Yes, I am quite busy with Diwali celebrations too mainly getting all the sweets done. Ghee is a must in Indian sweets, isn't it! It doesn't come cheap here but really can't do without it. I love the bite sized portion of these ladoos.ReplyDelete
They look so cute and yummy ! I love the clicks and the presentation too !ReplyDelete
Me encantan se ven muy deliciosos,abrazos.ReplyDelete
Very colorful and and delightful ladoos. One of must have sweet on Deepawali :)ReplyDelete
These look super delicious.ReplyDelete
Perfectly done, I do it without milk.ReplyDelete
Oh, i like the idea of adding red and green cherries... adds a nice colour to the otherwise boring looking ladoos :)ReplyDelete
Just posted Rava Ladoo in my blog today.. Your s look so colourful :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful ladoos from a non sweet lover...ReplyDelete