Easy Rava Ladoo

Easy Rava Ladoo Recipe| No Sugar Syrup No Khoya | Quick Rava Laddu recipe with written details and Video recipe

Rava Ladoo – Sooji Ke Laddu is so delicious, aromatic and very easy to make sweet variety from South India. This sweet will be prepared with Sooji(Semolina – Cream Of Wheat), Sugar , Ghee and Dry Fruits. These Sooji Ladoos are usually made during festivals like Rakshabandhan, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi and also a great option to gift . Rava Laddu has melt-in-mouth texture with a slight crunch..

There are different ways to make this Rava Ladoos.. In some parts of India, its prepared with Sugar Syrup. I have already shared that recipe on blog..

Today, I am sharing here the recipe which is popular in South Indian States. It doesn’t require any Sugar Syrup or Khoya (mawa) in it.

Also checkout few of my sweet recipes which I have already posted on blog .

Coming back to today’s recipe, its very easy to make and can be ready in just 30 minutes. I have shared some important point to make perfect Rava Ladoo everytime, so checkout the recipe card.

Sharing here , few tips for variation in Rava Ladoos..

  • To make VEGAN version of Rava Ladoo, use Coconut Oil.
  • If using Fresh Coconut in the recipe, store in refrigerator for longer shelf life.
  • Instead of powdered Sugar, powdered Jaggery can be used.
  • You can easily half, double or triple the recipe to make a large batch for Indian Festivals.

Checkout Video Recipe here for Rava Ladoo

So now, lets see the detailed recipe too..

Rava Ladoo

  • Difficulty: easy
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An easy Rava Ladoo recipe for festival Season. This rava ladoo recipe is made with Rava (sooji or semolina), coconut, powdered sugar, dry fruits and ghee.

  • Roast Sooji on slow flame like a pro as its the main and very important ingredient of the sweet.
  • You have to stir initially a few times but later non-stop when the rava becomes hot. As if you don’t stir, the rava granules which are in direct contact with the pan, will start getting browned and burnt.
  • The foremost sign that the rava has roasted will be its aroma. It is a pleasant aroma.
  • Instaed of Desiccated Coconut, fresh coconut can be used. For that, roast it so well and make sure no moisture left before adding sugar
  • If using fine Rava for the receipe, skip the grinding step.
  • One can also use powdered sugar directly.
  • Add milk spoon by spoon, dont end up adding too much. In that case, cook for few minutes and mixture will be as per requirement.
  • store in an air tight container.


  • 1 cup Semolina / Sooji/ Bombay Rava
  • 5 to 6 tbsp Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 7 to 8 Cardamom
  • 3 tbsp chopped Cashewnuts
  • 3 tbsp chopped Almomds
  • 3 tbsp Raisins
  • 2 to 3 tsp warm Milk


  • Heat 2 tbsp Ghee in a thick bottomed pan.
  • once hot enough , Roast chopped cashews and almomds in it. Keep aside.
  • Add some raisins and roast till puff up. Keep aside.
  • In same pan, add more 2 tbsp ghee . Add Sooji in pan.
  • Roast on slow flame for 4 to 5 minutes. Stir continously..
  • Roast till its fragrant. Add desiccated coconut. Again , roast for more 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame and allow the mixture to cool ..
  • In a mixer jar, add Sugar and cardamom. Grind smooth.
  • Add roasted Semolina. Pulse for few times. Dont end up making it very fine powder..
  • Trasnfer the mixture in a wide plate. Add roasted Cashews and Almonds..Also add 2 tbsp melted Ghee.
  • Mix everything well.
  • Add warm milk spoon by spoon. Add only till you be able to shape ladoos.
  • Make small-bite sized Ladoos.
  • Store in tight container for 10 to 12 days..

Hope you will like this recipe. I would love to listen from you all..
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