Rava Ladoo - Rava Laddu Recipe | How to make rava laddu

Rava Laddu
Rava Laddu or Rava Ladoo also called as Rava Urundai is quick and easy to make sweet and is one of the first few sweets I learned to prepare. "Krishnar Jayanthi / Gokulashtami" - The festival I look forward each year.....the little footprints drawn gives the home a divine look. In hindu customs, it is believed that the footprints drawn brings little krishna home :)

The festive day is known by different names. Some call it Krishna Jayanti day. A few call it Janma Ashtami day, while a good many call it Gokula Ashtami and Krishnar Jayanti.
Rava Laddu Recipe

Rava Laddu Recipe- Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes : around 15
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

For the ghee version:

Fine Sooji/ Rava - 1 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Melted Ghee - 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Broken cashew nuts - 1.5 tbsp broken


  1. Add rava to a kadai and dry roast it until nice aroma comes and it turns slightly golden. Take care not to brown them, turn off heat, keep aside and allow it to cool.Heat a tsp of ghee in a tadka pan and roast cashews till golden brown, keep aside.
    How to make rava ladoo - Step1
  2. Powder the sugar very fine, set aside in a bowl. Then transfer roasted rava to the same mixer jar.
    How to make rava ladoo - Step2
  3. Grind it to a semi coarse mixture.Transfer powdered rava and sugar to a mixing bowl and mix until it is combined well.
    How to make rava ladoo - Step3
  4. Then add the fried cashews, cardamom powder. Add ghee.
    How to make rava ladoo - Step4
  5. Mix everything together , by this time it will look like bread crumbs. With your hands form them into rounds balls by pressing tight.
    How to make rava ladoo - Step4
  6. Press it tight and form balls.set aside.
    How to make rava ladoo - Step4
Store in airtight container.
Rava Urundai

My Notes:

Few facts about Krishnar Jayanthi:
Sri Krishna Jayanti marks the celebration of the birth of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. Lord Sri Krishna was born on the 'Rohini' nakshatram (star) on Ashtami day. The festival Sri Krishna Jayanti is also known as Gokulashtami or Janmashtami. The actual day of celebration can be on two different days as the star 'Rohini' and Ashtami may not be on the same day.
The birthday of this marvellous child is celebrated as a festive and sacred day on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Sravana called Aadi in Tamil which corresponds to the English months of August-September.
Rava Urundai

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