Rava Laddu

Here's another quick and tasty sweet recipe for Diwali. This is a perfect recipe, if you dont want to spend too much time in the kitchen. Hope you will enjoy this sweet treat.

Wish you a happy and safe Diwali!!

Here is the recipe…
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Rava Ladoo
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Rava Laddu

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Course: Desserts, Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 -7
Author: Maria Jose Martin


  • 1 cup Rava / Semolina / Sooji
  • 1/2 cup Grated Coconut
  • 3/4 – 1 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Warm milk
  • 15 Cashews and raisins (each)
  • a pinch Cardamom powder
  • 1.5 tbsp Ghee


  • Heat 1/2 tbsp ghee in a pan and roast the cashews till they turn golden brown. Transfer this to a deep and wide bowl. Fry the raisins till they become plump and transfer to the bowl.
  • Add grated coconut and roast it for 2-3 mins, they dont have to change colour, keep it with cashews and raisins. Add remaining ghee and roast the rava. Roast it for 5 mins, till the roasted aroma comes. Transfer the roasted rava also to the bowl.
  • Add powdered sugar and cardamom to the rava coconut mixture. Mix well. Add the milk gradually. Do not add the whole qty of milk at a time. Add half of the milk and try shaping the laddus, if it isnt moist enough add the rest of the milk. Shape laddus as per your preference.


I got 18 small size laddus from the above qty. Add 3/4 cup of powdered sugar initially and do a taste test. If you prefer a sweeter version, add more powdered sugar.
The laddus will harden a bit on the outside in a few minutes of shaping them, but the inside will be moist and soft.
You can keep the laddus at room temp for 2-3 days and in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
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34 thoughts on “Rava Laddu”

  1. Hi Maria

    I made this today and it turned good. I am a great fan of your writing skills . I hail from a place near to Kerala and so our cooking style will be similar to kerala cooking. So, i always visit ur blog for reference.
    Keep up ur gud work

  2. Hello Maria,I am a huge fan of Maria’s Menu.your recipes are too good :-) for all my recipe doubts,my first search option is always Maria’s Menu.your site is quite popular among my friend circle too.I tried your rava ladoo recipe and it came out well. Thank you!! Posting a pic of my rava ladoo. :-)

  3. Dear Maria,

    This is the first time I am writing to you. I try lots of recipes from your blog and all of them are a big hit. Myself and my husband are a great fan of yours.Today I tried your Rava Ladoo and it turned out well. Thanks a ton dear..I am attaching a pic of it (Sorry I am not a good photographer). Keep blogging..Once again a big thanks. God bless.


    • Hi Remya,

      Thanks a lot for writing to me :) Really happy to know that you’ve tried recipes from here and liked them too..

      Rava laddu looks nice! I’ll share the pic on FB page one of these days. Thank for sharing the pic here :)

  4. Dear Maria,

    I am a fan of you seriously for sharing these mouth watering recipes :) I have tried Rava Laddu, but forgot to tell you that it went very well. My family members liked it a lot. Thank you :))


    • Hi Rohith,

      You are welcome!

      I’m happy to see that you are trying out different recipes from here and I’m very excited to see the pics of your creations :) Thank you so much for trying the recipes and also for sharing the pics here.

      Happy cooking!

  5. My first attempt in Laddu category and turned out well…turned pretty good..thank u…also at the end i coated it with some powdered sugar..so awesome!!!!

  6. Thank you Maria for this simple recipe..my first experiment in kitchen begins with this..thank u very much..it came out well..super soft laddoos….

    • Hi Surya,

      You are welcome dear :) Great to know that this was your first kitchen experiment and it turned out well. Good going!

      Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback and the pic. The laddus look great!


  7. It was an awesome recipe chechi like ur usual ones… great effort dear…luvd ur devotion…i had a doubt on this…hw will it be if we powder the rava mixture??

  8. Hi chech…!!!
    I had this doubt on the back of my mind that i wud “kollamaakafy” this but ur recipes are foolproof i must say. I made this day before yesterday. Only difference reduced sugar a bit… gave it to guests yday. They liked it.They were asking if i bought it from a sweets shop for diwali.. It made my day…n i wanted to make ur day as well by telling u this…!! :D

  9. Hi maria,

    Thanks so much for the recipe. That’s so easy and tasty. I had tried many of ur recipes, like mutton olartiyathu, restaurant style chicken curry, varatharacha meen curry, maldu, rava ladoo to name a few. My husband being a chef appraise me whenever I cook ur recipes. Thanks again.

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  11. what a coicidence maria.. i was working on the rava ladoo post today… had made it last month …still not sure whethr to post it or not!!!:) ur laddoos are very tempting…:)

  12. Chechi… Yummy… i can feel the aroma of roasted rava+ coconut mix. My mom prepares this….N i Love it… I also have plans to make this…There another version of rava ladu with powdered rava. have u tried it?


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