How to make Rava Laddu?

how to make rava laddu

With the info on how to make rava laddu, prepare this traditional sweet at home to your taste needs. It is liked by all, children in particular. So, it is not uncommon to make this laddu during summer and other holidays. Also, it is one of the items made as nivedhyam, for the God, for festivals like Maha Shivaratri. The recipe that follows tells you how to make rava laddu.

Rava laddu also known as, among others, rava unde or rava undralu is eaten as a snack.

Did you Know?
It is common to make murukku, also known as chakli, or kodubale along with rava laddu or rave unde.

Enjoy these snacks with coffee or tea, and you would have a sumptuous treat.

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What gives the rava laddu its taste? Thanks to the fried rava, dry coconut, ghee, dry grapes, cashew nuts and sugar, which all blend together to delight the taste buds.

Food Fact
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Raisins(dry grapes) are said to have a strong capability to reduce the risk of diabetes or cardio-vascular disease.1

The two of the points you will like regarding how to prepare rava laddu is: 1. You need only a few ingredients. 2. It is easy to make.

In fact , the recipe for rava laddu needs only about eight items. The main item is, of course, rava or suji.

For extra taste, this rava unde recipe uses khoya. If you wish, however, you can skip this item.

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You may want to drink gooseberry juice, as it is said to be an outstanding health drink.

Ref: 1Raisin consumption by humans: effects on glycemia and insulinemia and cardiovascular risk factors, Journal of Food Science accessed through the US National Library of Medicine,

Servings: 10-12 rava laddus


1. Rava / semolina / suji / upma rava / rave 1 cup
2. Sugar 3/4 cup or to taste
3. Ghee 1/4 cup or to taste
4. Dry coconut / copra gratings 1/3 cup or to taste
5. Milk 1/4 cup
6. Cashewnuts, broken, 20
7. Dry grapes 30
8. Poppy seeds 1 teaspoon
9. Cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

Recipe for Rava Laddu

1. Add rava to a mixer jar.

Grind for a few seconds.

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Grind the sugar to a powder.

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2. Dry fry poppy seeds till these start to splutter.

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Remove and keep aside.
3. Heat a thick-bottom kadai.

Set flame to low.

Add a tablespoon of ghee.

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4. Add cashew nuts when the ghee becomes hot.

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Fry for a few seconds.

Add dry grapes. Fry till cashew nuts turn to golden brown or dry grapes puff.

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Remove the nuts and grapes and keep aside.
5. Add the remaining ghee.

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Add rava.

Fry the rava on a medium-to-low flame.

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Fry till you smell the aroma of roasted rava.

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6. Add dry coconut.

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Fry for a few seconds.

Add poppy seeds, cashewnuts, dry grapes and sugar.

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Mix thoroughly.

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Switch-off the stove.
7. Add cardamom powder.

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Add milk.

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Cover and wait for about 5 minutes.

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8. Taste the mixture. If needed, add more sugar. Mix.

Coat your fingers with ghee.

Make laddus when the mixture is hot.

Take and shape a small portion of the mixture into a ball.

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Repeat the above process for the remaining mixture.

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If the mixture is too dry and you are unable to make laddus, heat the mixture and add a teaspoon of milk. Mix. Switch-off the stove.

You have to shape each laddu into a ball again, because the first time you make the balls the mixture will be hot and soft and when the balls are placed on the plate they will lose their shape.
9. Rava laddu is ready.

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TIPS How to make Rava Laddu?
1. Use dessicated coconut, If dry coconut is not available. Here is how to make dessicated coconut to add to items like rava laddu and ragi laddu.
2. You can store rava laddus for 8-10 days at room-temperature.
3. Use khoya to make the rava laddu or rave unde with a rich taste.