Intro: Coconut Rava Ladoo
Sweet treats mainly made with coconut, semolina, clarified butter and a hint of cardamom.
Step 1: Ingredients
Rava / Semolina / Sooji - 1 cup
Freshly grated Coconut - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Boiled Milk - 3 tbsp
Ghee / clarified butter - ½ cup
Green Cardamom - 3
10 Cashew nuts (broken)
Heat 1 tsp of ghee in a pan and fry cashew nuts and raisins on low flame till cashews turn light brown. Keep it aside in a bowl.
Now roast the semolina on low flame in the same pan till it starts leaving a nice aroma. Keep stirring. Remove from the pan and let it cool down completely.
Now roast coconut on low flame for 2 minutes.
Grind sugar and cardamom pods to a fine powder. I grounded the roasted semolina too.
Mix sugar, coconut and roasted semolina in a large bowl. Add fried cashews and raisins and mix it well.
Heat the ghee in a small pan and when its hot, pour the ghee over the semolina mix and mix it well. Add boiled milk and combine.
When its warm itself start making small balls of the mix. Take a portion of the mix in your hand and press fingers together to form a ball. Follow same procedure to make all balls.
Once it completely cools down, store it in an air-tight container.