Rava Ladoo


Sometimes easy recipes stand out in the crowd, and according me, Rava ladoo is definately one among them. Back in India, people used to grind rava in mill for smooth texture. Here in US since thats not possible, I got a fine rava and grinded in mixie. Though texture differs slightly i still loved it this way too.


Fine Rava – 1 cup

Confectionary Sugar – 3/4 cup + 2 tsp (Adjust according to your sweetness)

Melted Ghee – 1/4 cup + 1 tsp

Cardamom powder – pinch

Cashew nuts – 3 tbsp



  • Add 1 tbsp of ghee and saute cashew nuts till they are golden brown. Keep it aside. In the same pan roast the rava in medium flame for 2-3 minutes without changing the color or burning it. Allow it to cool, and powder the rava. Grind this well and transfer into a wide bowl containing cashew nuts


  • Add confectionary sugar and cardamom powder to the rava and cashew nut and mix well. Melt the ghee and keep it near rava sugar mixture


  • Add ghee little by little in small portion and make small balls


My Notes:

  • If you are using regular sugar grind it along with rava for making powdered sugar
  • If you are using cardamom pods instead of cardamom powder grind it along with rava
  • This can be stored in a air tight box for 4-5 days in room temperature
  • If you want to make it with less ghee you can add half of ghee and half of milk but in that case shell life is less. Need to be consumed within a day

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34 thoughts on “Rava Ladoo

  1. Christy Birmingham December 28, 2014 at 3:02 PM Reply


  2. Blossom. December 24, 2014 at 5:19 AM Reply

    Don’t need to cook the Rava?

  3. tortadellafiglia December 24, 2014 at 5:05 AM Reply

    wow! I’ve never heard of it! looks amazing!

  4. Chitra Jagadish December 23, 2014 at 6:25 PM Reply

    Wow rava ladoo- my all time favorite. … looks super luscious V…. 🙂

  5. minuraman December 23, 2014 at 3:17 PM Reply

    Very well presented, looks delicious too

  6. Jess @ whatjessicabakednext December 23, 2014 at 9:59 AM Reply

    Oh these look delicious! I love the combo of flavours in each bite!

  7. Abid December 23, 2014 at 8:06 AM Reply

    Wow! kids favorite all time. Nice post

  8. noodlesforthoughts December 23, 2014 at 7:40 AM Reply

    rava is always so versatile ye traditional

  9. My Kitchen Moments December 23, 2014 at 4:22 AM Reply

    Plz do send across some for me!! 🙂

  10. Priya Shiva December 23, 2014 at 3:47 AM Reply

    yummy ladoos and cute click!

  11. Francesca Trucco December 23, 2014 at 1:15 AM Reply

    I agree , they stand out in the crowd!!Merry Christmas and happy new year

  12. Aruna Panangipally December 22, 2014 at 11:41 PM Reply

    One of easiest and tastiest laddoos to make!

  13. Mani (A New Life Wandering) December 22, 2014 at 8:41 PM Reply

    yum I want one! or three :p

  14. apsara December 22, 2014 at 8:36 PM Reply

    You’re right, Vidya, simple recipes stand out especially something as delicious as rava laddu. I like your presentation on inverted cups too, they look cute!

  15. srividhya December 22, 2014 at 7:54 PM Reply

    My favorite. But I love maaladu to the core which is pretty much same like this. 🙂 except for rava we use pottu kadalai

  16. luckystaranise December 22, 2014 at 6:17 PM Reply

    This looks so delicious, will need to try it soonest!

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