The festive season of Diwali, the “festival of lights” is around the corner . Most of the households in India and folks who are celebrating Diwali around the world are in a festive mood and in full swing . Preparation of sweets , light decorations and lamps mark the highlights of this joyous festival . I decided to make Rava (semolina) coconut laddus to bring out the festive mood .Laddus are sweets that resemble small round balls. There are various types of laddus that can be made .This is one of the easiest sweets to make and also tastes really good .You need very few ingredients and it can be made in less than half an hour.You can reduce the amount of sugar depending on your liking. Please read on for the full recipe .Enjoy!
Sweet balls made out of semolina ,coconut and sugar and perfect treat for the festive season of Diwali
- 1 cup Rava (semolina)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup grated coconut
- 3 tbsp ghee or clarified butter
- 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
- 3 tbsp luke warm milk
- 2 tbsp cashews halved
- 1 tbsp raisins halved
Take a heavy bottomed pan and heat 1 tbsp ghee
Fry the cashews and raisins for about a minute
Add the rava (semolina) with the remaining ghee and roast for about 6 to 7 minutes
Add the grated coconut and roast for about another 2 minutes
Add the sugar and mix well for another 2 minutes
Add the cardamom powder and mix well
Transfer into a flat plate or bowl and let it cool for about 2 minutes
Add the milk all over the mixture evenly
Mix with your hands and while it is still warm take a handful and make small balls using your palms
Store it in an air tight container or refrigerator and consume within two to three days.
Reduce sugar to 3/4 cup or to your liking .
Take care while roasting semolina , it should be even and using a medium flame so that it is not burnt or browned.