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Coconut Rava Laddu | Sooji Ke Laddu | Semolina Ladoo

Coconut Rava Laddu is incredibly simple dessert specially made during festive occasions. This semolina coconut combination will definitely satisfy your craving for a sweet tooth.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert / Sweet / Festival Sweet, Snack / Festival Recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8
Author: Padma Veeranki

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Ghee Clarified butter
  • 1 Cup Semolina Rava / Sooji
  • 1 Cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar Or Jaggery
  • 4 Cardamom pods seeds removed and powdered

To Fry Nuts:

  • 1 Tablespoon Ghee
  • 15 Almonds roughly chopped
  • 15 Cashew nuts broken or chopped

To Make Ladoos:

  • 1/4 Cup Lukewarm Milk or as required

Instructions

  • Add 2 Tablespoon of ghee and roast semolina in a wide pan over medium heat with constant stirring till it starts leaving a nice aroma.
  • Turn off the heat and transfer semolina to a large bowl and let it cool down.
  • To this, add desiccated coconut, sugar and cardamom powder and mix well.
  • In a pan, add a tablespoon of ghee and fry the nuts over medium heat till cashews turn light brown.
  • Now add roasted nuts to the semolina mixture and mix well.
  • Add a few tablespoons of lukewarm milk to the semolina mixture and combine.
  • Take a portion of the mix in your hand and press with your fingers together to form a ball.
  • Follow same procedure to make all balls.
  • Set aside for a few minutes and serve or store in an airtight container.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Do not roast semolina/rava on high heat as it will get easily burnt. 
  • If using fresh coconut, dry roast in a pan and then add.
  • You can increase the amount of sugar if you want it sweeter. Here, I have used rava and sugar in 1:3/4 ratio, make it 1:1 to increase sweetness.
  • You can add more milk while shaping the ladooss if you feel the ladoos are too dry and they do not hold together.
  • You can substitute milk with ghee while forming the ladoo shape. This gives more flavour and aroma but it will be high in calories. 
  • You can also include raisins and any other nuts of your choice.