Rava Laddu

Rava ladu

Though the Indians have been moving with the times and now baking cookies, biscuits and cakes for Deepavali, there are still some traditional sweets that are easy to do, exotic and exceptionally tasty.  I am sharing one of my favourite traditional Deepavali sweets recipe here. Rava Laddu is a yum treat if you want your children to indulge in some home-made sweet delicacies and if you want to show off a traditional dish to your non-Indian friends.

100 g Q.B.B ghee

80 g cashew nuts, cut into small bits

50 g fresh coconut, remove brown skin and cut coconut into small bits

50 g raisins

260 g fine semolina

10 cardamoms remove skin and pound the seeds powder it

150 g icing sugar, sifted

Generous pinch of saffron

100 ml intensely hot milk (+ or -)

METHOD

  1. Heat Q.B.B ghee and fry the cashew nuts and coconut until golden brown.  Drain from ghee and place into a mixing bowl.
  2. Fry the raisins in the same ghee until it puffs up and place it into the mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate pan, dry roast the semolina until fragrant and transfer to mixing bowl.
  4. Add in the cardamom and icing sugar.  Stir to combine well.
  5. In the same pan, dry roast the saffron strands on very low heat.  Crush it lightly and add it to the hot milk.
  6. Sprinkle the hot milk over the semolina and form into tight balls, the size of a lime. Leave to cool before storing it in an airtight container or wrapping in cellophane.

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