Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Rava ~ Coconut Ladoo

Other names - Sooji coconut ladoo / Coconut rava ladoo / Rava thenga ladoo / Thenga rava ladoo / Semolina coconut Ladoo

Prep Time: 20 min
Yields: 15 Ladoos

  1. Sooji - 1 cup
  2. Sugar - 1 cup
  3. Ghee - 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp + 1 tsp
  4. Cashew nuts (broken) - 3 tbsp
  5. Raisins - 3 tbsp
  6. Fresh grated coconut - 1cup
  7. Cardamom pods (crushed) - 8
  8. Water - 1/2 cup
  1. Peel cardamom pods and crush seeds using pestle & mortar.
  2. Heat a tbsp of ghee on medium heat in a wok, add sooji, saute until golden brown; set aside.
  3. Heat another tbsp of ghee on medium heat, add fresh grated coconut, saute until golden brown; set aside.
  4. Heat a tsp of ghee, saute broken cashew nuts & raisins; keep aside.
  5. Combine all the above roasted ingredients in a mixing bowl along with cardamom powder.
  6. Add sugar in a wok along with half cup water.
  7. Bring to boil and stir well until all the sugar has completely dissolved.
  8. Once done, immediately add the sooji mixture, switch off gas, stir continuously and cook for a min or two.
  9. Allow mixture to become warm enough to handle & start shaping them in to ladoos.
  10. Wash hand in water before shaping each and every ladoo so that the sooji mixture does not stick to the hand.
  11. Store in a dry,air tight container; stays fresh for a couple of weeks.
  • Do not cook the sugar solution until single thread consistency.
  • Do not overcook once the sooji mixture is added to the the sugar syrup.
  • If the sooji and sugar mixture has cooled down, can reheat again for a min and then shape in to ladoos.

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