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Rava Besan Laddo

One of the most popular sweets in India is the delicious Laddo . Laddo is the term given to a sweet that’s round in shape . It can be made with various ingredients , adding loads of ghee and dry fruits to it.

This particular Rava besan laddo is a Maharashtrian recipe , made almost for every festival . These laddos are a favourite with the kids. Specially if the kids are Chchota Bheem fans , the laddos are even more in demand.

It is one of the easy and healthy , bite-size snack for the kids to have . Packed with the nourishment from Besan ( gram flour ) , Rava (semolina) , the homemade ghee( clarified butter) and loads of dry fruits!

Yesterday was Rakshabandhan , and those of you who follow my blog would know that I made the beautiful chocolate dry fruit fudge , for the occasion. But that was not all. How could I miss making the traditional laddo for Rakhi ?

I just love seeing the kids having laddos . Isn’t it adorable when the kids try to put the entire laddo into their mouth, all at once! And then comes the hand gesture , certifying its yummy !

I must confess ,for this batch of rava besan laddo , I was just a helping hand. My MIL made the laddos. I of course had the important task of roasting the rava and besan , moulding the laddos and performing the ever-so-tough taste-test ;-).

These laddos were a hit with the kids , even when the competition was against the chocolate fudge.

Sharing the recipe for the same …. Enjoy !

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Rava Besan Laddo
Course sweet
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 45 minutes
Servings
piece
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Rava ( semolina)
  • 1 cup Besan ( gram flour )
  • 2 xbd cups Sugar
  • 1 xbd cups Ghee ( clarified butter), divided
  • 1 cup dry fruits ( I have used cashew and raisins )
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
Course sweet
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 45 minutes
Servings
piece
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Rava ( semolina)
  • 1 cup Besan ( gram flour )
  • 2 xbd cups Sugar
  • 1 xbd cups Ghee ( clarified butter), divided
  • 1 cup dry fruits ( I have used cashew and raisins )
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
Instructions
  1. Heat a heavy bottom pan, take xbd cup of Ghee and add Rava to it. On medium to low flame , roast the rava till golden brown in color. Remove onto a plate and keep aside.
  2. In the same pan take the rest of the ghee and add besan to it. Roast it on medium to low flame , stirring continuously , till it becomes fragrant and changes color. Remove onto a plate and keep aside.
  3. In a separate vessel , take the sugar and add 1.5 cups water to it. Heat and bring to a boil. Let it cook on a low flame till the syrup gets a 2-string consistency.
  4. Remove the syrup from the flame . Add the dry fruit pieces , cardamom powder and the roasted Rava and Besan . Mix properly and let it cool down.
  5. When the mixture is warm enough to touch , start shaping it into small balls or laddos. Keep in a plate , and let them completely cool down now.
  6. Store in a airtight container at room temperature.
Recipe Notes

Tips

  • We need to make a sugar syrup of 2 string consistency. If the consistency is thin , shaping the laddo will not be possible.
  • If the mixture becomes too dry , and you are having trouble shaping it into balls , just sprinkle a little milk on the mixture and try again.
  • Don’t let the mixture cool down completely before shaping them into laddos.
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