Rava Ladoo Recipe

Rava Ladoo Recipe

Rava ladoo is a festival recipe. The sweet is made of semolina(rava), khoya/condensed milk, sugar and dessicated coconut along with some cashew nuts, raisins and cardamom powder. The recipe is a mix-all-ingredients recipe but the important thing is to shape the ball like ladoos by hand, while the cooked mixture is still warm.

Rava Ladoo Recipe


  • Rava/Semolina/Sooji: 1 cup
  • Khoya/ condensed milk: 1/2 cup
  • Grated coconut: 1/4 cup
  • Ghee/ clarified butter: 1 tbsp
  • Sugar: 1/2 cup
  • Cashews: 10-12
  • Raisins: 10-12
  • Cardamom: 5-6
  • Milk


  • Split the cashews into halves
  • Open the cardamom pods, remove the seeds and powder them with a motor-pestle
  • Dry roast the semolina until it turns slightly brown


  • Melt the ghee in a ┬áthick bottomed wok/ pan and fry the cashews and raisins
  • Add the roasted semolina and mix well
  • Add the khoya/ condensed milk and mix thoroughly while keeping the heat at medium
  • Add the coconut, sugar and cardamom powder and stir the mixture
  • Add two tablespoons of milk and mix well. The milk is to hold the mixture together. If required add a tablespoon extra milk
  • Turn off the heat. But do not let the mixture cool down completely
  • While the mixture is still warm take small portions of the mixture and shape them into ladoos


  • If you are using condensed milk instead of khoya then reduce the amount of sugar as the condensed milk will sweeten the mixture
  • Almonds broken into pieces can also be added with the dry fruits
  • Apply a little oil to your palms before you start shapping the ladoos


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