Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Rava Laddoo – Diwali Special!!!

Diwali is just few days away and I am sure everyone is busy making sweets and savories. I decided to make some myself .  To be honest I have never really prepared Indian sweets. But with the new blog and Diwali, I felt I should make more Indian sweets other than gajar ka halwa.  Since it is my first time I wanted something simple.  Rava laddoo was the obvious option and also suggested by my mom and aunt.

Rava laddoos are very easy to make. The best part for this recipe or for that matter any Indian sweet is that the ingredients are commonly available at home. With day to day ingredients you can make these desserts in a jiffy.   These laddoos are the best option when you have very little time at hand.  It is perfect for festivals and special occasions. 

So this Diwali delight your family this Diwali with these simple yet delicious laddoos.

Rava  - 1 cup
Ghee – 3 tbsp
Grated Coconut –4 tbsp
Sugar – ¾ cup
Cardamom – 1 tsp crushed
Cashwenuts and raisins - a handful
Milk (if needed)

1.       In a pan, heat ghee.  Add rava and lightly fry it on low flame for 5 to 6 minutes or till rava  changes color and you get a pleasant aroma.
2.       Once done, transfer the rava into a bowl.
3.       Into the same pan add grated coconut and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
4.       Transfer this to the same bowl.
5.       Add cardamom powder, Cashwenuts and raisins.
6.       In a vessel add sugar and water to make sugar syrup.  To check if the syrup is ready, take a drop between your thumb and index finger and put it apart. If strings are formed then the syrup is done. Don’t make it too thick.
7.       Add the syrup to the bowl and mix well.
8.       Now take small portions and make them into lemon sized balls.

Rava laddoos are ready. 
If upon adding sugar syrup  the mixture hardens quickly , then add milk to it. Add milk little by little checking if you make roll them into balls after each addition.
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