20 mins
Rava Laddu Recipe

Rava Laddu

An Unusual Recipe
Mamtha Sunil Kumar

Recipe by  

Rava Laddu is a sweet dish from the southern part of India and is usually made on special occasions. Rava Laddu is so addictive that the aroma and promise of sweet delight can wake the dead from their grave (or so I have been assured!).

      Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

      Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients for Rava Laddu

If you are not familiar with any ingredients, please check our International Cooking Terms page.
If you want to know more about Indian ingredients, check our Indian Spices and our Indian Pulses, Rice and Seeds pages.
US Imperial Measurements  UK Imperial Measurements  Metric Measurements

Currently displaying quantities in US Imperial Measurements
to make 15 Rava Laddu:
3 tablespoons
ghee (clarified butter or drawn butter)
1 tablespoon
raisins (or sultanas)
½ tablespoon
chopped cashew nuts
½ tablespoon
chopped almonds
7 oz
7 oz
icing sugar (powdered or confectioner's sugar)
4 tablespoons
desiccated coconut


How to Cook Rava Laddu

  1. Heat the ghee in a large pan and gently roast the raisins (or sultanas), cashews and almonds until they turn golden brown (about 1-2 minutes). Set aside.
  2. Add the semolina to the pan and roast well until the raw smell disappears. Stir continuously to make sure the semolina does not get burnt, then let it cool off the heat for about two minutes. Add a few spoons of water to the semolina - just enough to dampen it - then mix together until it forms a lump of dough. Set aside for a minute or two, so that the water is fully absorbed.
  3. Add the icing sugar (powdered or confectioner's sugar) and the desiccated coconut while the semolina is still warm and mix well, using your hands. Adjust the sweetness according to your taste by adding more sugar. Adding the sugar when the semolina is still warm, melts the sugar a little and makes the mixture a little sticky. Finally mix in the raisins, cashews and almonds.
  4. Take a small handful of the dough and squeeze between your fingers and palm to form small lemon sized balls. If the mixture is too dry and starts to crumble, add a few teaspoons of milk, one at a time, and form the balls. Don't worry if the Rava Laddu are too soft as they will harden after a while. Cool completely and store in air tight containers (if you can resist eating them first!).

To make your Rava Laddu a nice golden colour (and add a real touch of luxury), dissolve a large pinch of saffron in a drop of warm milk and add this to the Rava Laddu dough.
Print Kitchen-Friendly View

Your Rating

Click to rate this recipe 'Hate It'Click to rate this recipe 'Didn't Like It'Click to rate this recipe 'Not Bad'Click to rate this recipe 'Liked It'Click to rate this recipe 'Loved It'
(click a star to select)

Your Review
(Max. 1000 characters) ....  characters left.

 Reviewer Logout
Please help us to provide the recipes you want by rating this recipe for content, clarity, originality or any other criteria that matter to you. Just select the relevant icon and then click...







Thank You... your feedback is important to us.

What To Eat Tonight

270 30 Minute Recipes
270 30 Minute Recipes

These speedy recipes take just 30 minutes from fridge to table. Ideal when you're in a hurry and you have hungry mouths to feed!

134 Father's Day Recipes
134 Father's Day Recipes

What should I make him for Father's Day? Why not spoil him with one of our specially chosen Father's Day recipes? Go ahead - make his day!

11 Weeknight Stir Fry Recipes
11 Weeknight Stir Fry Recipes

Stir-fried foods are a great way to get a meal together quickly and, with our range of recipes, you need never be stuck for ideas again.

Other Desserts Recipes

Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse is one of those "luxury" desserts that are very simple to make, as long as you take your time.

Citrus Parfait
Citrus Parfait

Citrus Parfait is one of our favourite desserts for three very good reasons... (1) it's dead easy to make (2) it tastes great (3) our guests love it!

Raspberry and Caramel Crunch
Raspberry and Caramel Crunch

Raspberry and Caramel Crunch is incredibly easy, can be mostly prepared beforehand. It takes just 10 minutes under an oven grill to cook.


By accessing this site, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. Please read them. up