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Sweets recipes; Rava ladoo and rava kesari

Updated on June 21, 2015

Rava or semolina is normally used for making breakfast cereals, pasta and pudding. It is also used in making sweets because of its coarse and crispy nature.

Savoring homemade ladoo and kesari is really cherishing, isn’t it? What if the ladoo is made out of rava (semolina)? This brings a new taste to your mouth with the crispy rava being rolled into a ladoo.

Rava ladoo

rava ladoo
rava ladoo | Source

Cook time

Prep time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 10 to 12 numbers

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Rava (semolina)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Clarified butter
  • 1/4 cup Boiled milk

For garnishing

  • 4 to 5 pods cardamom
  • 5 to 6 cashew-nuts
  • 5 to 6 raisins

Preparation

  1. Rava and sugar both together are crushed in a mixer to form soft powder. Pour the mixture into a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Cardamom pods have to be powdered and cashew nuts, raisins to be fried in clarified butter.
  3. Mix the garnishing ingredients with the mixture in the bowl. Heat the rest of the clarified butter gently and pour it into the mixture. This is to get hold in making ladoos while taking a handful of the mixture. Milk also can be used as a substitute for this.

These homemade rava ladoos are crispy, delicious and healthy. It takes very less time to prepare and you can serve your guests with much ease.

Rava kesari

This is another mouth-watering dessert usually made in Indian homes during auspicious occasions. Rava kesari is also known as “Sheera”.

rava kesari
rava kesari | Source

Cook time

Prep time: 45 min. Ready in : 45 min

Yields a big plate.

Ingredients


  • 1 cup Rava
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1/2 cup or more Clarified butter
  • a pinch Food color

For garnishing

  • 5 to 6 Cardamom pods
  • 5 to 6 Cashew nuts
  • 5 to 6 Raisins

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Preparation

1. Roast rava (semolina) in a ‘kadai’ or in a thick bottomed vessel till a mild aroma comes out spreading. Set aside.

2. Powder cardamom pods. Fry cashew nuts and raisins in clarified butter for garnishing.

3. Take 2 and ½ cups water and allow it to boil in the kadai. Add a pinch of food color and rava to it and stir well so that rava cooks well without forming any small thick lumps.

4. Add sugar to this mixture and stir well. Pour clarified butter to this content and stir well continuously. When the mixture comes separate out of the vessel, “kesari” is obtained. Garnish it with the ingredients and transfer it to a greased plate. You can cut it into pieces to serve.

Kesari or Sheera is prepared as an offering to God in temples. It won’t take much time to prepare like the other sweets. I learned to prepare this from my mother who used to make several sweets. She had a “lucky hand” while making these savoring dishes.

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      That rocks and I definitely voted up.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Definitely, I will do so. Thanks, radhikasree

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Thanks shampa for such a lovely compliment.

      I talked to my friends regarding this and according to them, both names are correct. So there's nothing to do with right or wrong. Remember me next time when you make 'sooji ka halwa'. :)

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello radhikasree,

      It is always nice to read your hub dealing with any subject. As far as my knowledge goes people refer aata ( coarse flour) ka halwa as sheera. If I am wrong do correct me. Good Luck!

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Hi ssiddhanta,

      Chotta Bhim ko hi nahi, sabko ladoo pasand hai! Thanks for commenting. :)

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      @shampa

      Very nice to hear from you! Yes, rava ladoo is suji ka ladoo, but rava kesari is called as Sheera by the Hindi folk here in Mumbai. Thanks for the vote and rate.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      @anusujith

      First of all, let me congratulate you on your good news! Best wishes!

      Did you like rava ladoo? What was your wife's comment after tasting it? Do rate this recipe if you enjoyed it.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Thanks ishwaryaa for such a valuable comment on this hub. Rava ladoos are very tasty and rava kesari is a common sweet prepared all over India. Here in Mumbai people call rava kesari 'sheera'. Thanks for the votes, rates and share.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      I think in Hindi 'semolina' is known as sooji. Thus, rava ladoo is sooji ka ladoo and rava kesari is sooji ka halwa. I love both of them. As far as I know sooji ka halwa can be prepared either way by adding food colour or without food colour too. Voted up and useful!

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      Anoop Aravind A 4 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Radhika I tried rava ladoo... Not me.. My wife... Because she is carrying our first child, I helped her a lot... Preparing alone will make rava ladoo horrible. I think we tried this in Thiruvananthapuram on 3rd of this month...

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Tasty dessert recipes with drool-worthy photos! I have tasted rava laddos at some sweet-shops and liked it. Rava kesari is one of my favorite sweet-dishes! This is the first time I came to know the other name of rava kesari - Sheera. Rated it 5 stars! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up & Socially Shared.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Thank you very much hi friend!

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      hi friend 5 years ago from India

      nice recipe

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      @anusujith

      Glad to hear that you're going to try it. I can't wait to hear your experience.....thanks for commenting.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Thanks chamilj for the nice comment. Indian foods are loved by many and thanks for voting this up and for sharing it.

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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Good recipe. I'm going to try it. After that I will give my another comment.

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      chamilj 5 years ago from Sri Lanka

      radhikasree. I always like Indian foods. Nice recipe. Voted up and shared with my followers!

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      O.K. Sushmita, all the best!

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      Sushmita 5 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Thanks, Radhika, I will definitely give it a try.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Hi Sushmita, thanks for the nice compliment. You can fry them in butter or ghee for a short period of time if you want. But without that too, you can make as you pour ghee while rolling them into balls. Rawa ladoo is an easy, quick recipe that can be used as a treat at any time.

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      Sushmita 5 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Radhika, I am very much interested in those rawa ladoos. But don't we fry them in butter before crushing? I just wanted to clarify, I would like to try that at home. It looks and sounds tasty, and offcourse being made of cereals it will be healthy too, particularly for breakfast dessert. Voted up and away.

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