Thursday, July 19, 2012

#34 : Rava Laddu ~ Sweet Semolina balls

The minute I think of Rava Laddus my mouth waters. These have a nice flaky texture with the right amount of sugar and ghee to make them melt away with each bite. When my grand mom (dad's mother) makes these they are out of the world. Each time we kids visited her, she would pre-prepare huge steel containers full of these. Every now and then we would pop one in the mouth and sometimes have competitions of who could eat the most in a day. While I cant make them as delicious as hers, I try to get better each time. One could use ghee to make them into round balls, but I use mildly warm milk. There turn a little hard the next day and that is what I like about it the most. I like to bite into mine to enjoy the sweetness :-)

  • 2 Cup Semolina
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Dried Desiccated Coconut
  • 4 Tbs Ghee
  • 1/3 Cup Warm Milk + a few tsps 
  • 3 Cardamom pods ( crushed )
  • 4 Tbs chopped Cashews and Raisins
  1. Heat ghee in a wide pan and add chopped cashews. Once they turn golden add raisins and fry until they plump up. Remove them from ghee and set aside
  2. Add semolina to the remaining ghee and fry in medium-low heat for about 10-12 mins. The Kitchen will fill up with a beautiful aroma and the semolina will turn lightly golden. To it add the dried coconut and turn off the flame/heat and let it cool down 
  3. In a blender add sugar and cardamom and make a fine powder
  4. In a wide pan mix together toasted semolina, powdered sugar, cashews/raisins. To it add warm milk and make into golf sized balls. ( Keep adding milk slowly as and when needed to form the balls )
  5. Store in air tight container. Enjoy as an evening snack or a quick sweet fix after a comforting meal

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