Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Rava Ladoo - Rava Laddu Recipe | How to make rava laddu

Rava Laddu
Rava Laddu or Rava Ladoo also called as Rava Urundai is quick and easy to make sweet and is one of the first few sweets I learned to prepare. "Krishnar Jayanthi / Gokulashtami" - The festival I look forward each year.....the little footprints drawn gives the home a divine look. In hindu customs, it is believed that the footprints drawn brings little krishna home :)

The festive day is known by different names. Some call it Krishna Jayanti day. A few call it Janma Ashtami day, while a good many call it Gokula Ashtami and Krishnar Jayanti.
Rava Laddu Recipe

Rava Laddu Recipe- Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes : around 15
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

For the ghee version:

Fine Sooji/ Rava - 1 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup minus 1 tbsp
Melted Ghee - 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Broken cashew nuts - 1.5 tbsp broken

For the milk version(low fat): Other ingredients remains the same

Ghee - 2 tbsp
Hot milk (Hand bearable) - little more than 1/8 cup (Adjust enough to form a ball)
Note:If you want more shelf life then use ghee else go ahead with milk if you are looking out for a low fat version.


    For the ghee version:
  1. Heat ghee in pan and roast cashews till golden brown, keep aside.Then add rava and roast it in the remaining ghee in the tawa till nice aroma comes. Take care not to brown them, turn off heat, keep aside and allow it to cool. Add the sugar for powdering in a dry mixer.
    How to make rava ladoo - Step1
  2. Powder the sugar very fine, set aside in a bowl. Then grind the roasted rava to a fine powder. Transfer this to a wide bottomed bowl. Now add powdered rava to powdered sugar and mix well till sugar is even on all sides.
    How to make rava ladoo - Step2
  3. Transfer powdered rava and sugar to a mixing bowl and mix until it is combined well. Then add the fried cashews, cardamom powder. Then heat up ghee and add it.
    How to make rava ladoo - Step3
  4. Mix everything together with a laddle, by this time it will look like bread crumbs. Quickly with your hands form them into rounds balls by pressing tight.
    How to make rava ladoo - Step4
    For the milk version:
  1. Add ghee, fried cashews, raisins(if you use) and cardamom powder to the powdered rava sugar mixture and mix well, it looks crumbly like in the second pic below. Now take hot milk and add little by little .
    How to make rava ladoo - Step1
  2. Mix it and keep adding milk till the mixture starts to form a ball. Now stop adding milk and quickly form into balls using the palms of your hands. Your guilt free rava laddus are ready to be served. Enjoy!!
    How to make rava ladoo - Step2

Rava Urundai

My Notes:

  • While roasting rava take care not to brown the rava, be very careful to turn over if not it might get browned at the bottom giving you a light brown color.
  • While mixing rava and sugar, mix thoroughly so that the sugar is evenly coated on all sides.After the milk is added quickly form them into balls, dont let it dry. If its dried add few drops of ghee and form into balls.
  • The ghee version keeps well even for a week but the milk version the shelf life is very less consume it within a day or two.
Few facts about Krishnar Jayanthi:
Sri Krishna Jayanti marks the celebration of the birth of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. Lord Sri Krishna was born on the 'Rohini' nakshatram (star) on Ashtami day. The festival Sri Krishna Jayanti is also known as Gokulashtami or Janmashtami. The actual day of celebration can be on two different days as the star 'Rohini' and Ashtami may not be on the same day.
The birthday of this marvellous child is celebrated as a festive and sacred day on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Sravana called Aadi in Tamil which corresponds to the English months of August-September.
Rava Urundai
Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Happy Krishna Jayanthi to you too dear..those little foot prints are really cute!!
    Laddos look delish n festive perfect for the occasion!!

  2. wow, lovely laddoos dear. Happy Janmashthami to you :)

  3. Looks yummy and happy Krishna Jayanthi

  4. wish u happy krishna jayanthi...tempting ladoos..

  5. happy krishna jayanthi to u and the ladoo luks very tempting,pls pass the plate after pooja:)

  6. Happy Janmashtami to u too....and lovely ladoos

  7. Shubh Janmashtami to you too Sharmi! Laddos look tempting.

  8. Happy krishna jayanthi to you and ur family. Those footprints are lovely.

  9. Happy janamashtmi dear! Those little foot prints are so cuteeee :-)

    And, the ladoos are cute too, feel like grabbing one from the screen :-)

  10. lovely laddoos....happy jansmashtami!

  11. Happy Janmashtmi to you :-) Slurrp!!!!Can't take my eyes off from the screen.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  12. Very very pretty foot prints,looks lovely :)

    we powder very fine,this is new to me...

  13. never tried or tasted rava ladoo, We always make the one out of pasiparru.looks very nice and nice click of the foot print.

  14. happy krishna jayanthi to you and ur little kiddo, very cute foot print and delicious ladoo :)

  15. Acho chooo cute..The foot prints are so adorable :)

    Happy krishna Jayanthi to you too dear :)

    I'm just done with pooja and happy to see yours now :)

    Rava ladoo looks fantastic and perfect :)

  16. Happy Janmashtami Sharmi...Ladoo looks scrumptious...

  17. Happy Krishna Jayanthi Sharmi..ladooos looks soo cute and lovely foot prints..

  18. Happy Krishna Jayanthi to you !!! Awww cute lil footprints. Rava ladoo looks fabulous looks just like my Mom's preparation !!!

  19. Happy Krishna Jayanthi Sharmi. That is a cute footprints of little Krishna, she has cooperated well. And those laddoos YUMM. What a fabulous way to celebrate this day.

  20. Happy Janmasthmi ....ladoo looks tasty..never made them..gotta try one day !

  21. happy krishna jayanti dear ...rava ladoos r very delicious n those little foot prints r really adorable


  22. Happy Krishna jayanthi..those little foot prints are really cute..And Suji ladoo looks scrumptions...perfect sweet for the occassion.

  23. lovely pictures ... ur little ones foot prints are very cute .....

  24. Happy gokulashtami and the rava ladoo looks super good. The foot prints is so so so cute sharmi..

  25. We never did that...the footprints...for the holiday. But it sounds like a great idea. And the rava ladoos sound delicious.

  26. Beautiful clicks! Laddoos look tempting.

  27. Nice info on krishnar jayanti... Nice clicks and laduu looks really mouthwatering :)

  28. Wish you and your family a very Happy Janmashtami.
    Rava laddoo looks delicious and mouth watering.

  29. Happy janmashtami, Sharmilee. I do miss laddus because I rarely make them-- your version with sooji looks fantastic.

  30. Happy janmashtami!! Laddus look perfect and lovely..and the pics are gorgeous as always..

  31. Laddu looks very tempting. Nice explanation.

  32. delicious favourite snack
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  33. padham nalla vanthirukku. Very Good Picture!

    Rava Laddu is Super!

  34. a kiss on that cute feet.. :) rava laddoos looks perfect.. happy janmashtamy

  35. Hi Sharmi,

    love rava ladoos...easy to make also...


  36. hi..thank u so much for stopping by..luved ur space and happy to follow u :)
    laddoos look good..luved the notes given will surely take care when i make them..i alwaz end up roasting more :P

  37. Hope you had a great Krishnashtami...wonderful laddus...

  38. Happy janmashtami..Rava ladoo is very tempting!

  39. The laddus look so tempting .... I am sure you had a great Janmastami.

    Thanks for leaving your comments. Do try again ... I hope the pict loads :)

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,

  40. Cute footprints. I thought u downloaded the picture from the net before reading the content.. :) rava ladoo looks yum. Awesome clicks sharmi :)

  41. I make my rava ladoo almost the same except that I don't grind the rava..

  42. Hi, nice blog, been visiting your space since quite some time. I tried the rava ladoo.. and was my first ever attempt, it was easy and very tasty.
    I have one doubt though, the ladoos tasted good but I felt they are like uncooked in some bites. What may be the reason? Is it coz that the rava was not roasted properly? Or the milk i added was not sufficient!
    Hope your suggestions will help me out.. I am looking forward to make it again :)
    Thanks for sharing such simple and easy recipes.

  43. @Nimi : Thanks for trying n letting me knw. Yes u've to roast the rava till a nice aroma comes. And try adding milk a bit hotter(hand bearable)....have updated in ingredients too....these 2 tips should surely work out.

  44. Hey sharmilee,

    Wow nice recipes dear.... and rava ladoo loooks yummy nad mouthwatering

    Great Collections yar.... Good Learning spot for my creations dear...

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  45. Hi Sharmi, now after my 3rd attempt Ladoos has come almost perfect and is a favourite now...
    thanks !

  46. @Nimi : I'm glad to hear that :) we will get to know the exact tactics once we make it 2-3 times

  47. Hi Sharmilee....

    HAPPY JANMASHTAMI TO YOU.....Have become a regular visitor of ur website....The recipes u make r superb and photos r so lovely that it encourages me to try...will surely try the Rava Ladoo this mom used to make it during deepavali and it was my fav....thank you very much....Keep up the gr8 work by posting new recipes every time....


  48. Hi Sharmi,
    Just wanted to share a tip with you. I prepare Rava Laddus in this way.
    1 Rava - 1 cup
    2 Dry coconut powder - 1/4 cup (not coconut milk powder, no coconut too)
    3 Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup
    4 Oil - 2tbsp
    5 Ghee - 1 tsp
    6 Dry fruits
    7 Milk
    -> Roast the rava with oil in a pan till golden brown. Keep it separately.
    -> Roast the coconut powder too in the same pan. Mix it with rava.
    -> Add the powdered sugar to the mixture.
    -> Add the dry fruits after roasting using ghee.
    -> Mix properly.
    -> Boil the milk. Add the required milk to the mixture. Let the consistency be bit loose, b'cos after an hour it will come to the normal state.
    -> Start preparing balls.

    These laddus wont get dried soon. we can use these for more days.

  49. i tried this today... and trust me it was not that bad as this was my first ever ladoos ,just the sugar quantity was a bit more still m happy..thank eww :)

  50. hi Sharmi,
    very nice, I try the coconut burfi.. really nice. by the way can yuo share how to make Adhirasam. Hope you able to get this recepi.

  51. Hello Sharmi!
    I followed this recipe and have made delicious Rava Ladoos several times by now. I even made some specially for my neighbours and relatives and they are huge Ladoo fans now!
    Thank you so much for sharing these recipes.

  52. Hello Sharmi,
    I followed this recipe and have made Rava Ladoos several times by now. They were delicious! I even made some specially for my neighbours and relatives and they are huge Ladoo fans now!
    Thank you so much much for sharing these recipes!

  53. Hey Sharmi,
    I tried this ladoos and came out well but the rava feels like lil uncooked while eating what can I do for this??? Otherwise its good. I poured hot ghee only but then also its like tht.


    1. Roast rava in low flame without changing the color


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