Monday, August 22, 2011

Rava Ladoo

Rava Ladoos are sweets made of powdered rava and sugar and flavored with ghee, cardamon and cashews. These are just delicious. My mom used to make them quite often as it was one of my favorites :) She used to powder the rava and sugar in a mill and then make the ladoos at home. So those were so soft and would just melt in your mouth. But obviously I cannot go in search of a mill here in US. So I had to make use of the blender at home. The ground powder would not be as soft but there is no compromise in the taste :) This is my first attempt and I made it on Krishna Jayanthi and offered them first to Lord Krishna.

Ingredients Required:
Rava - 1 cup
Sugar  - 3/4 cup (you can increase if you have a sweet tooth)
Cardamon - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Cashews - 10 - 15
Milk - 2 tblspn (optional)

How to make?
Dry roast the rava till the raw smell goes and allow to cool down.
Grind this to a fine powder. In a normal blender, you do not get a very fine powder as we get when ground in a mill, but that's ok.
Powder the sugar and this to the rava powder.
Add the cardamon to the mixture.
Fry the broken cashews in a tblspn of ghee and set aside.
Heat the remaining ghee in a pan, and add the rava mixture to the ghee. Mix on low heat, till crumbly.
Make small balls with a cashew in each, while still warm so they hold together.
If the mixture has dried up, you can sprinkle some milk or ghee to the mixture.
Store in a air tight container. Be careful while placing them in the container as they break easily.

While grinding the rava, grind 1/4 cup at a time till somewhat of powdery consistency.
You can use ghee instead of milk in the final steps for a longer shelf life.

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