Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Rava Laddoo~Indian Cooking Challenge!



When Srivalli announced the Indian Cooking Challenge I loved the theme of the event so much that I was all geared up just by reading through the details. The aim of the event is to bring into limelight all the traditional recipes which are almost forgotten by the new generation. How I miss those authentic dishes which I used to have on special occasions in my home town. Since the preparation of few of those dishes are time consuming, in this fast paced life, we resort to either buying them from the stores or conveniently burying those at the back of our minds! Through this event Srivalli hopes to recreate all those treasured dishes and rekindle our memories.


According to the rules of the event, the members vote for a dish from the given list each month. The recipe of the dish will be given to the members who are expected to make it and post it in their blog by the deadline specified. Before starting the challenge, Srivalli chose a trial recipe for this month which was Rava Laddoo. This is a traditional Indian sweet which is very easy to prepare and can be made in a short span of time with less effort. It is usually served during festivals and special occasions. Lets all enjoy Rava Laddoo :)


Ingredients:
Rava / Semolina - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Ghee - 25 gms
Milk - 25 ml
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Cashew nuts - 10 whole nuts
Raisins - 10 nos
Grated fresh coconut - 25 gms

Method:
  • Heat 2 tsp of ghee in a pan.
  • When the ghee is hot enough, keep the heat at low-medium and roast cashew nuts and raisins till raisins puff up and cashews have turned golden brown. Drain and remove from heat.Keep aside.
  • Roast the grated coconut in the remaining ghee till you get the aroma of roasted coconut.Remove from heat. Keep aside.
  • Add the remaining ghee and roast Rava for few minutes till you get the aroma and the colour slightly changes. Keep stirring always while roasting to prevent the rava from getting burnt. Remove from heat.
  • In a bowl, add the roasted Rava, Nuts, Raisins, Coconut and Cardamom powder. Then add sugar. Mix well.
  • Slowly add the warm milk into the bowl. Check if you are able to make into balls. When you find that milk added is enough to get your laddoos, transfer it back to the pan and cook in low heat for few minutes with continuous stirring.
  • Remove from heat and mix well.
  • Dip your hands in cold water, place some of the mixture in your palm and form tight round balls by pressing between your palms with your fingers. If the mixture is too hot then leave it for about 2 minutes.
Rava Laddoo goes to Indian Cooking Challenge hosted by Srivalli.

Pooja.

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91 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

These look so yummy with cardamom and cashews!

doggybloggy said...

pooja these looks so delicious - the only problem is I will never get to taste one.....

Sailaja said...

nice shape...yummy

Priya said...

Gorgeous laddooos Pooja, looks amazing!

Ann said...

OMG! the internet is flooded with lovely rava ladoos, maybe this is fifth or sixth blog I'm reading abt ladoo in one day! Looks soo good and yumm Pooja :))

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so yum... I am hungry!

Ashwini said...

perfectly shaped yummy rava ladooo

Pooja said...

Thanks Natasha :) Addition of cardamom gives a nice flavour n aroma :)

Pooja said...

Thanks DB :) Hey you can make it..its very simple. Only thing you need is rava/semolina/sooji and off you go. Rest of the ingredients, I guess are known to you right? Do give a try..you will love it :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Ms.Sailaja :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Priya :) Yours have turned out perfect :)

Pooja said...

Hehe Thanks Ann :) Today is the posting date and you may find many more too :)

Pooja said...

Thanks HCOF :) Why dont you go ahead and have one ;)

Pooja said...

Thanks Ashwini :)

Aysha said...

Delicious Ladoos Pooja..They have come out perfectly...The ladoos look so tempting...Yummy!!

Preety said...

those came out so perfect and i bet they have tasted awesome too

Parita said...

Perfect dear, love those round shape!! black back ground gives wonderful look!

Padma said...

Pooja... rawa laddoo is looking delicious and nice clicks ....its tempting me to make some laddoos.... I have been seeing lot of rawa laddoos today :)...

doggybloggy said...

potatoes- sure just link the BSI (blogger secret ingredient) post and send me an e mail or a comment with the link to your post so I can include it with the others....

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Awesome laddus. You r tempting me to make them right now :).

Yasmeen said...

Perfectly rolled,good to see so many laddus popping in the blogsphere,yum yum (:

Medhaa said...

they look perfect Pooja. Good work

Uma said...

yummy laddus!! Perfect and tempting :)

Poornima Nair said...

The laddoos look great...I still have some left and yet am drooling.

Pooja said...

Thanks Aysha :) Was my first attempt at shaping but guess came out okay :D

Pooja said...

Thanks Preety :) Yes it did..these laddoos are my favourite :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Parita :) Glad you liked it..was a bit confused at first how to present it :D

Pooja said...

Thanks Padma :) Do try it..its very easy to make! And today is the posting date. I too saw many today :D

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot DB..will send it over :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Dhanya :) Give a try..it wont take much time :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Yasmeen :) Yeah so many today all at once :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Medhaa for dropping by :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Uma :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Poornima :) Hehe I drooled enough over yours! Yours turned out superb :)

Gita said...

Gorgeous photos Pooja...they look perfect and yummy :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so yumm... Lovely

Sweta said...

This reminds me of Diwali-my mom would make these and besan laddoos!!
Excellent :)

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Laddoos look nice, i see them all around me now.

Prathibha said...

lovely laddoos..perfect in shape...

Varsha Vipins said...

aaww..they look so cute n delish..!

Pooja said...

Thanks Gita :)

Pooja said...

Thanks HCOF :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Sweta :) Ya reminds me too! How nice were those days!

Pooja said...

Thanks Sadhana/Muskaan :) Yeah so many popped up today!

Pooja said...

Thanks Prathibha :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Varsha :)

ganga said...

Looks perfect Pooja

Varunavi said...

Wow very well made and perfect shape and size :)

Suparna said...

hi,
looks yummm and homely , would love to finish all of it :)

rekhas kitchen said...

delicious ravaladdoo s pooja.

Sanghi said...

Hey pooja.. this is perfect ladoo.. so gheeish yummmy.. i'm going to take one..!

sangeeta said...

yummy laddoos.
i make them with the same recipe...your pic looks great.

Vrinda said...

These r my all time fav sweets...looks delish,i also make same way...Canned jack fruits Walmartilum kittilee? Here its available in all grocery stores..

Pooja said...

Thanks Ganga :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Varunavi :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Suparna :) I love to do too!

Pooja said...

Thanks Rekha :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Sanghi :) You are most welcome dear :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Sangeetha :) This was a tried and tasted recipe given by Srivalli.

Pooja said...

Thanks Vrinda :) Oh Walmart orthillaa! Will check there next time.

Hari Chandana said...

Laddoos looks delicious... lovely color and perfect shape !!

Smitha said...

Hey,
saw the same recipe today.Send me some ;)

Srivalli said...

Looks great...thanks pooja

Pooja said...

Thanks Hari Chandana :)

Pooja said...

Sure Smitha :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Srivalli :) Waiting eagerly for the round up :)

Kalaivani said...

looks so yum.one of my favorite laddoo.

VineelaSiva said...

Wow lovely laddoos.Me to do in the same way.These days my sys got some problem its shutdowning so i cant post the recipes.I am missing the blogs.

lissie said...

rava ladoos look perfect...love them! you have a wonderful space!

Doloncookbook said...

Rava laddoo looks so tempting want to grab some ...Super delicious ....

Pari said...

You have a nice blog and ur ladoos look yummy. Drop by my new blog . Being an amateur I am also waiting to read comments which will help me grow my blog.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow...looks yummylicious...perfect in shape....

Muneeba said...

oh I've never had rava laddoos before .. but they look awesome! Somehow, laddoos will always remind me of weddings and big events in Pakistan ... where they're the staple mithai!

Rahin said...

the laddoos look perfect pooja

Pooja said...

Thanks Kalai :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Vineela :) Miss your posts. I had a similar prob with my system few months back and had to format it!

Pooja said...

Thanks Lissie foe dropping by :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Dolon :) Hey you are most welcome dear!

Pooja said...

Thanks Pari :) Sure, expect a visit soon!

Pooja said...

Thanks Lubna :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Muneeba :) Oh then you would definitely love this. This is my favourite laddoo!

Pooja said...

Thanks Rahin :)

ARUNA said...

these Laddoos are so perfect for the event.......well done Pooja!

Pooja said...

Thanks Aruna :)

burpandslurp said...

semolina? I love that...the grittiness get me every time. Cardamom? Sooo fragrant...kicks the whole thing up a notch! and cashews? Oh wow..talk about richness! Raisins? Perfect chew! Fresh coconut? WOWEE!!
Altogether: OHMIGOD THIS IS FREAKING GOOD!

Premyscakes said...

Wow looks so tempting, would love to grab one.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

gosh!! they look irresistible pooja... mouthwatering.

Pooja said...

Thanks Sophia :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Prema :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Mahimaa :)

Shri said...

These look so good and delicious!