No one can have just one type of sweet for Diwali…You need to have loads and loads of sweets, food, fireworks, happy wishes, and have a blast on Diwali….Thats the big thing about the Festival of Lights. Adding to the list of sweets is another very popular, traditional yet can never go out of style ‘Rava Ladoo’, or Sooji Ladoo, or Semolina Ladoo…You can just decide what to call it.
But seriously, this has always been a favorite, and something that was always available, maybe cos it was so easy to make and the taste, spot on….You can never get tired of rava ladoos. can you?
Just make it in the right size, and they go right into your month……the blend of the coarse semolina with a hint of coconut and the amazing smell of ghee and the sweetness of sugar is all that you need this Diwali…I believe this is hugely popular as this can be made in a very short time, especially this recipe which uses Condensed Milk…Instant Rava ladoos in a jiffy.
So are you ready to make this Diwali a happier one, with loads of full stomachs, telling you Thank YOU??
Best ever, Rava Ladoo, made of semolina, coconut and sweet milk, is a sweet that can be made in no time, yet lingers in your senses even after the festivities end.
Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a non-stick frying pan. Add cashews and fry then until a mild brown. I broke cashews into tiny bits. Remove once done, and add raisins, remove as soon as they are plumped, else the raisins turn dry and bitter.
To the same pan, add the remaining ghee, and the semolina/ rava. On medium flame, stir continuously until it turns golden brown. Now add coconut powder to it, and fry for a minute. (I used store-bought coconut powder for the recipe)
To this mixture, add the roasted cashews and raisins, cardamom powder,and mix well. Slowly add the condensed milk, and give it a quick mix. Keep stirring for another minute or two, and remove from flame.
The mixture should be slightly thick and warm, for the ladoos to stay firm.Make them into small round balls using your hands. I also rolled them in some coconut powder.