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- 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
- 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.
- Powder the sugar very fine, set aside in a bowl. Then transfer roasted rava to the same mixer jar.
- Grind it to a semi coarse mixture.Transfer powdered rava and sugar to a mixing bowl and mix until it is combined well.
- Then add the fried cashews, cardamom powder. Add ghee.
- Mix everything together , by this time it will look like bread crumbs. With your hands form them into rounds balls by pressing tight.
- Press it tight and form balls.set aside.
Store in airtight container.
- While roasting rava take care not to brown the rava, be very careful to turn over if not it might get browned at the bottom giving you a light brown color.
- While mixing rava and sugar, mix thoroughly so that the sugar is evenly coated on all sides.After the milk is added quickly form them into balls, dont let it dry. If its dried add few drops of ghee and form into balls.
- You can add half and half ghee and milk if you are looking for a low fa version.
- The ghee version keeps well even for a week but the milk version the shelf life is very less consume it within a day or two.
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.
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