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Rava Laddu | Sooji Laddu | Rava Ladoo
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Rava Ladoo | Sooji Ladoo | Rava Laddu

Rava Ladoo is a traditional sweet bite made using Semolina (Rava / Sooji), Sugar and Ghee. It's one of the easy to make sweet which is soft and melts in the mouth. It can be made with or without coconut. It's a beginners recipe and one of the least complex sweet for Diwali.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Sweet
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 10 Ladoo
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Heavy Bottomed Pan


  • 1 cup Semolina (Sooji / Rava) 1 cup = 250 ml
  • 1 cup Sugar adjust to your taste
  • ¼ cup Ghee
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 3 tbsp Cashews


Prepare the Rava & Sugar Mixture

  • Heat a pan and dry roast the rawa in a pan till it becomes light brown color and turns aromatic.
  • Take the rava and sugar in a mixer and grind the rava along with sugar in a mixer to a coarse powder.

Fry the Cashews

  • In a pan, heat a tablespoon of ghee. Add the cashews and fry until it turns golden brown color and keep it aside.
  • Heat the remaining ghee in a low flame and add cardamom powder

Start Making the Ladoo

  • We are going to make the Ladoo in small batches. Take a portion of ground Rava / Sooji mixture in a separate pan and add 1 ladle of ghee around the ground mixture
  • Add few cashews. Using a spoon mix the mixture well. Make sure that the ghee-rawa/sugar mixture is in a right consistency that lets you make small lemon sized balls. Adjust the quantity of Rava / Ghee if required.
  • Now take small quantity of Rava mixture in hand and press it hard to make it like a small ball. 
  • Repeat the above steps for the remaining ground Rawa/Sooji mixture.
  • The delicious Rawa Laddu is ready for serving. Store it in an air tight container.



Serving: 1number | Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 70mg | Sugar: 29g