Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Rava Naral Ladoo (Semolina and Coconut Ladoo)

Ingredients: 2 cups semolina (ideally the fine kind), 1 1/2 cups shredded fresh coconut, 2 cups sugar (if sugar is less sweet add 1/4 cup more), 1 cup water to make sugar syrup, 1 cup ghee (melted), Raisins (handful) and Crushed Cardamom 4-5 pods

Method: Roast semolina in ghee over medium heat till its golden brown. Add coconut to semolina and keep roasting for 10-12 minutes. Simultaneously when you are roasting the rava, make 1 string syrup by combine sugar and water in a thick bottomed pan. Add this to the roasted rava and coconut mixture. Mix thoroughly and keep aside. Keep mixing it after every 20 mins. The mixture will become slightly thick in about 1-2 hrs. Add raisins and mix in the cardamom powder - you can add chopped cashews or almonds too. Shape the mixture into balls of desired size. Store them in an airtight container and enjoy your yummy Ladoos!

Tips: How to make One String Sugar Syrup: Take 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water and boil in thick bottom pan. As the solution starts to thicken (If you are lucky enough to check with a  thermometer - between 230-234°F) put a drop of the syrup on a plate and touch it with your finger (be really careful and allow it to cool a wee bit before you touch as your hand could burn). Then touch 2 fingers together and try to pull them apart. If you see a single solid sting forming, your syrup has reached 'One String Consistency'.

I am sending this off to: Tickling Palates, Kirthi's Kitchen (started by ohtastensee)  and Yummy food and Mharo Rajasthan's Recipes: A veggie/fruit a month event - Coconut.
 

28 comments:

Alpana said...

The ladoos look so delicious.......Thanks for sharing.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow R, that looks superb, never had them both mixed, I mean coconut & rava.

Sravs said...

Looks so tempting and delicious ladoos !!

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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious ladoos...
First time here...Following your lovely collection..

Prathibha said...

nice n delicious laddus...looks perfect

jeyashrisuresh said...

perfectly made ladoo. looking nice

Jay said...

lipsmacking goooooooooood...;P
Tasty Appetite

Priya said...

Super tempting laddoos,sooo inviting..

Kurryleaves said...

looks so tempting

Mrs K said...

mmm.mmm these look so temptingly delicious...I can gobble these now if this plate was anywhere within sight of me:)

Prathima Rao said...

Yumm...tasty laddoos!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

R said...

Alpana, Priya YM, Sravs, Reshmi Mahesh, Pratibha, jeyashrisuresh, jay, Priya, kurryleaves, mrs.k, prathima rao: thanks for your kind words of appreciation guyz!

Santosh Bangar said...

wow!!!delicious ladoo

Sobha Shyam said...

yummy ladoos, one of my favourites, feel like having some now..

Kalyani's Platter said...

yummy and tempting laddoos ....

kranthi said...

wow...thats so sweet....looking yummy

Priti said...

I do same too..looks so delish

Kaveri said...

These laddoos look so tempting..perfect for the upcoming festive season...

Now Serving said...

Wow, yet another incredibly inviting sweet - I love Diwali time because all the blogs are putting out these amazing sweet recipes :) super like, dear!

divya said...

Mouthwatering laddoos......Very nice clicks. I am drooling here.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice combo of rava and coconut,looks really good!

Babli said...

Lovely combo. Laddoo looks perfect, yummy, flavourful and tempting.

Suma Gandlur said...

One of my favorite dishes. :)We make slightly different, we just add the sugar to the toasted semolina and coconut.

La @ FoodSlice said...

Rava laddoos were my favourite too, but haven't had one in years. They look so easy to prepare and delicious with coconut. Must give this a try. Nice space you have here.

Nandini said...

The laddus are so lovely and cute! Yummy!

Ambreen said...

Oh, that looks awesome and so easy to make!

R said...

Santosh Bangar, Sobha Shyam, Kalyani's Platter, kranthi, priti, Kaveri, Now Serving, Divya, rak's kitchen, Babli, suma gandlur, LA@Foodslice, Nandidni, Ambreen: thank you all for your beautiful comments.

Rashmi said...

They look so perfect and am sure they tasted yummy too!

Rashmi