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Sooji Ladoo - An Easy to Make Dessert

Updated on January 25, 2017
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Sooji Ladoo is easy to make and tastes great. Sooji Ladoos are famous across India and prepared during festivals.

The best part of this dessert is that you can make it way ahead of time and store it in an airtight container. Sooji Ladoos need not be refrigerated and do not spoil for about a month.

Sooji (semolina)
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Cook Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 15 small sized ladoos

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Sooji (Semolina), roasted till light brown and finely powdered
  • 2 cups sugar, finely powdered
  • 15 raisins, lightly roasted.
  • 1 cup ghee (clarified butter), melted
  • 2 spoons ghee (clarified butter), melted for roasting raisins

Instructions

  1. Lightly roast the raisins in two spoons of melted ghee ( till the raisins absorb the ghee and slightly puff up). Remove and keep aside.
  2. Take a big bowl pour both the semolina powder and the sugar powder into the bowl and mix well.
  3. Pour the melted ghee all over the mixture. Mix well using a wooden spatula or a stainless steel ladle.
  4. Add the raisins and cardamom powder and mix well.
  5. Let the mixture cool a little. Do not let it get very cold. Make small round balls.
5 stars from 4 ratings of Sooji Ladoo

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Nithya, I was looking for a recipe for making sooji laddoos. Thanks for sharing. Looks pretty simple to make.

      Voted up, useful and awesome. Shared.

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you for this hub, very easy recipe. Will try this soon sometime! Voted up and useful!

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      Deepak Chaturvedi 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Useually people in Indian like Basan based preparations, your hub suggests different one will try,thanks to share voted and shared.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      rajan jolly thank you , this is really simple and easy. I hope you enjoy this ladoo.

      livingsta thank you, you will enjoy this sweet.

      Deepak Chaturvedi this ladoo is very tasty. My mother passed on this recipe to me. I have made it many times and everyone likes it.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      This looks like a very interesting and good dish to try. How lucky we are on hubpages to be given the opportunity to try so many new and different recipes! Voted up and interesting.

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      Anpaws 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Rava laddoo is simple and any time preparation sweet. This will be liked by kids also.good one , liked and shared.

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      Anpaws 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Rava laddoo is simple and any time preparation sweet. This will be liked by kids also.good one , liked and shared.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      This is the second hub this morning about Diwali, and I had not heard of it before this morning. This dessert sounds delicious. Great job!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Another great addition to my recipe book.

      Eddy.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The dessert looks yummy. What is semolina?

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      shabushaj 4 years ago from india

      it looks simple and tasty..i will surely try this one...thanks for the recipe

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Yumm my favorite.

      Happy Diwali nithya :)

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      tillsontitan thank you and as you say we are lucky indeed.

      Anpaws thank you, this dish will definitely be liked by children.

      billybuc Diwali is a celebration of lights, the triumph of good over evil. During this day we wear new clothes, exchange gifts make many sweet dishes to share and have a lot of fun. Thank you this dessert is delicious.

      Eiddwen thank you the best part is it is very easy to make.

      always exploring semolina is the milled product of durum wheat. Since semolina is made of durum wheat the body digest it slower and hence has a low glycemic index.

      shabushaj I hope you enjoy this dish, thank you.

      Ruchira my favorite too. A very Happy Diwali to you!!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      always exploring I have added a photo of semolina.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      I love Sooji halwa, but never eaten ladoo. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I'm going to try this Diwali.

      In the mean time, I wish you a very happy birthday.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Vinaya thank you and I hope you enjoy this type of ladoo.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      This sounds easy and delicious, just my sort of dessert. Thanks for sharing it.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Jackie Lynnley this is delicious, eating just one is difficult. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      I am fond of sooji ladoo. My mother used to make tasty sooji ladoos during Bijoya Dashami (Dussehra). Bengali people make various sweet dishes and snacks for the Bijoya Dashami. It is a ritual among the Bengali people that the celebration of Bijoya Dashami starts on the day of Dussehra and continues till Diwali. On Diwali Goddess Kali is worshiped by the Bengali speaking people. During this period people visit each other's home, exchange greetings and gorge on sweets and snacks. Now a days everything is fast changing simply due to busy and hectic day to day life so the celebration period is presently very short lived .

      Sharing and pinning!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Shampa Sandhya yes everything is so fast paced there is no time at all. Thank you for sharing and pinning. I love sooji ladoos, my mother makes them real well.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Diwali seems very good and I love the photo posted here; it looks simliar to donuts here in the US. Interesting post.

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      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Oh goody, a new exotic dish to try. And we won't be waiting for Diwali to do that. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Amazing recipe to try.thanks for sharing vellur

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      teaches12345 Diwali is great and the ladoos too!!! Thank you.

      alocsin you should try this once at least. Thanks for stopping by and thank you for the votes too.

      unknown spy thank you and this is very easy and does not require much effort!!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Delicious, Nithya, and happy Diwali! I share and pin!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      midget38 thank you. Have a great day. Thanks for the share and the pin.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      sounds easy and tasty.. rated it a 5 stars.. because I think I can tackle this recipe ..thanks for sharing Frank

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Frank Atanacio thank you. It is easy and you can make many in a short time, depending on the size !

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      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      Holi Mubarak! I haven't ever tried sooji ladoo but it looks really good. Voted up.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Millionaire Tips this tastes great and easy to make. Thank you.

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      Dr.Vangeepuram Navaneetham Satakopan 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      My wife is an expert at this and I am happy to tell that I also help out since she lacks heat tolerance. Well written recipe. Voted up.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      vnsatakopan very nice of you to help out your wife. Your wife must be very good in cooking. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Loved your recipe presentation!

      My family loves home made Laddoos and I frequently make them. On Holi and Diwali, of course, they are a must. Sooji laddoos are my personal favorite.

      Thanks Nithya for sharing!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      This is something I've wanted to try for a very long time. I'm happy to find that you are sharing your recipe and I will be trying this soon. I'm hoping it will turn out for me. I'm better at music than I am at baking:)

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      ChitrangadaSharan thank you, they are my personal favorite too!!

      vocalcoach this is very easy to make, it will turn out great. Thank you.

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