Rava laddoo one of the traditional and simple and easy to make sweet from South India. This Rava Laddoo is my brother's favorite sweet, he is little choosing about sweets and this one is the first choice for him. After my marriage when my brother came to my place that time I wanted to make this for him. I never made Rava laddo before my marriage and my mom is an expert in this (of course my mom is an expert in so many South Indian sweet s ) that time I will be just a helping hand to my mom that’s all I never made any dish alone. So now I wanted to make my brothers fav. Sweet before he came and I started frying rava, I fried rava nicely and kept a side then started making sugar syrup (yes I know here every body s eyes stopped ha haa you my be thinking what this lady is going to do with sugar syrup in rava laddo just wait and fallow the next line.) ok I added water to sugar and made sugar syrup I think I made 1 string consistency and I added rava and cooked for almost for 5 min. I think. Then I add coconut and nuts and switch off the flame and happily made ladoo s out of this mixture and then I realize that they are not like what my mom use to make. What I made this rava laddoo s are round in shape like laddo bit soft like Halwa, but not like Halwa it is sticky and rava is not cooked haaaaaaaaaaaa :((
What to do, I was just about to cry. What to do I don’t know that time my MILis also not at home. My MIL s friend and also our neighbour aunty came to meet MIL and she asked me what are you doing and I got the chance and I shown her what I made and she just couldn’t control her self and she laughed a lot and told me this is not rava laddoo this is Halwa laddo that too half cooked.! And couldn’t make rava laddoo with this any more and she added some more milk to this half cooked hallway lidos and made proper halwa(of course I don’t know how to make halwa also that time that is one more story some other time.) Thank God and aunty at least we had sweet that day and I didn’t waste that material. After this attempt I didn’t even touch rava for laddos for long time. And after this incident when I went to Vijayawada I learnt Rava laddo from my mom. Yesterday when I made this laddo s I got a complement from hubby dear that they are taste just like his ammamma use to make for him. When I saw this in
Indian cooking challenge as a trail recipe I thought that yes now I can challenge any body with this Rava laddo recipe but her I adopted valli s recipe which is not much different then mine but here I just fallowed her recipe and here I go with the recipe……….
Rava (semolina, cream of wheat) --- 1 cup
Sugar --- 1 cup
Ghee – 25 Gms
Milk – 25 ml
Cardamom powder--- 1 pinch
Cashew nuts – 10 broken
Raisins --- 10 no.
Grated fresh coconut – 25 Gms
Heat 2 tea sp ghee and fry cashew nut s and raisins remove from the ghee and leave aside then add grated coconut to the same ghee and fry till nice aroma comes out remove and leave a side.
Now heat the remaining ghee and fry the rava till it is rosted and nice aroma comes out but make sure that color is not changed.
Now take all roasted ingredients in to a big bowl and add sugar and cardamom powder mix well.
Now add warm milk to this rava mixture slowly and check that if you are able to make round ball s out of this mixture then transfer it to pan again and fry in a low flame for 2 min. and switch off the flame cover with a lid and leave it for 2 min. and then immediately make laddoo s out of this mixture.
The only thing in this recipe what I do is after I roast rava and I grind it for 1 sec in a mixee.
And I mix the cardamom and sugar and make powder and mix with rava.