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Rava ladoo recipe

Rava ladoo, rava urundai is an very easy to prepare sweet for Diwali! Full video, step by step pictures recipe. Just 4 steps to make!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 20


  • 1 cup Rava sooji/ semolina
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Ghee
  • 1 cardamom
  • 8 Cashew nuts


  • Heat a pan and add the rava, reduce flame and roast the rava until a nice aroma wafts. Make sure to not change the rava color and roast evenly. To ensure this, keep stirring continuously.
  • Cool down and grind it into a very fine powder using mixer. (If you are making in bulk, you can grind in mill).
  • Powder the sugar into a very fine powder as well, along with cardamom.
  • Transfer the powdered rava and sugar to a large bowl. (If you want you can sieve both to get a smooth finish ladoo).
  • Fry broken cashews in the ghee and add these to the rava and sugar mixture.
  • Mix thoroughly. First you can use a ladle to mix as the ghee will be hot. Wait until it is warm enough to handle.
  • Make small balls out of this mixture immediately, roll it tight, If you could not roll and the mixture is too dry, add more warm ghee to it and make balls again.



  • At times we add milk as binding agent, but I avoid it these days. 
  • Make sure to powder the rava very very fine, if its coarse, it will not hold the shape for long and easily get broken.
  • Add warm, heated ghee and make laddu immediately as this will give you mighty ladoos, wont break easily.
  • Adding more ghee makes the ladoo look dull in color. So add accordingly.