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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Rava - Kobbari Laddu / Semolina - Coconut Laddu

I have seen so many recipes for rava laddu on the web and in cookbooks, over the years. Most of them use either sugar syrup or ghee to make laddus. My mother has another recipe for it. She uses the fresh, grated coconut to make rava laddus. The coconut helps to shape the laddus with it's moisture content and of course they taste great. They do stay fresh for more than a couple of days even though not refrigerated and are one of the most easiest Indian desserts to prepare. But I prefer to store them in a refrigerator.
I have finished eating all ladoos and now my mouth is watering just by looking at the picture. I have to make a fresh batch.

Rava / Semolina - 1 Cup
Sugar - 1 Cup

Coconut- 1
Raisins & Cashews - 1/4 Cup
Ghee - 1 Tbsp
Powdered cardamom seeds - 1/4 tsp

Making laddus:
Fry the rava on a low flame till it starts to give a stong aroma and turns light brown. Let it cool.
Grate the fresh coconut.
Heat ghee in a small pan. Toast both raisins and cashews in the ghee till cashews turn golden brown and raisins turn plump.
Now mix all ingredients and make medium sized balls /laddus out of it .

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FH said...

Beutiful looking Ladoos Suma.Thanks.I make them with little ghee but not syrup.This is wonderful variations,thanks again!:)

Sangeeta said...

Hi Suma,

These ladoos look delicious. I tried making these once with sugar syrup and all I got was rock hard mini balls that could break a head :). Definitely gonna try and make it your way. Thanks for sharing :)

Seema Bhat said...

Nice variation for the regular recipe Suma

Suma Gandlur said...


Thanks. Give them a try. You are definitely going to love it.

swapna susarla said...

hi suma
i have one recipe for rava laddoo in my blog too..i do it with just adding sugar not with syrup.urs is looking great..willtry..

Suma Gandlur said...

I agree with you.Thanks

Thanks. I saw your recipe for rava laddu on your blog.I have prepared a couple of times in your way, when I wanted to eat rava laddus without loads of ghee and did not have fresh coconut. They taste great too.

drprasad said...

Hi Suma
The ladoos are delicious. Reduce the coconut content a little, though. I dont mind but I have a brother who is allergic to coconut. His name is mallik.
Why dont you present basandi next time with milk maid? It tastes great.

Suma Gandlur said...

Thanks. He said they were delicious. I will post a recipe on basandi soon.

Pooja said...

this looks lovely. Mu mom used to make it . Now iahve recipe from you too try your way. thanks for sharing.

Suma Gandlur said...

Thanks. Give them a try. They are tastier and easy to make.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

hey Suma,Loved reading the meme.These ladoos are really ready to melt in mouth .I also prepare rava ladoo's but dont add coconut.Will try this way next time

Suma Gandlur said...

Thanks. Give them a try and let me know how they turn out.

krystyna said...

Hi Suma!
You have wonderful blog!
Best to you!

Richa said...

laddoo's look absolutely yummy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Suma,

The recipe was too good. I tried a little variation of adding a little condensed milk too and it tasted rich and nice. Thanks