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Rave Unde (Rava Laddu) Recipe

Updated on November 27, 2018
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Rave Unde (Rava Laddu)

Semolina sweet balls (Rava Laddu)
Semolina sweet balls (Rava Laddu)
5 stars for Rava Laddu Recipe

What are Rave Unde or Rava Laddu

Rave Unde are lemon-sized or a little bigger-sized sweet balls mainly made from semolina, sugar, ghee, cashew nuts, raisins, and cardamom powder. It is one of the easy sweets that you can make in a jiffy. It is a very popular traditional Indian sweet. The ingredients for making this sweet dish are easily available in the market.

Rava Laddus are flavorful and juicy. They remain fresh for 4-5 days at room temperature. However, you can preserve them for 10-12 days in a refrigerator.

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 20 semolina sweet balls /Rava laddu


  • 1 1/2 cup semolina (medium-sized)
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut, grated
  • 5 cardamom, powdered
  • nutmeg, small piece, powdered
  • raisins, fistful
  • 2 tbsp cashew nut pieces
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 1/2 cup hot milk, optional
Rave Ladu (Rava Laddu)
Rave Ladu (Rava Laddu)

Step-by-Step Instructions

  • Heat 1 1/2 tsp ghee in a pan/kadhai. Add cashew nuts and raisins.
  • Fry them till they are crispy. Strain, remove on a plate. Let the remaining ghee be in the pan.
  • Add the remaining ghee. When the ghee melts, add semolina. Fry it in a low flame for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add grated coconut and continue frying for 2-3 minutes. Remove the mix in a bowl.
  • Now it is the time to make sugar syrup. Pour sugar to the same pan. Add 1/2 cup water. Let the fire be medium-low. Stir once. Sugar dissolves. It starts boiling. When it reaches single-string consistency, turn off the fire.
  • Add semolina-coconut mix, roasted cashew nuts, raisins, powdered cardamom and nutmeg to the sugar syrup. Mix well.
  • Semolina absorbs sugar syrup, turns thick. Leave it for some time.
  • When the mix becomes a bit cold, if you can handle, take a fistful of the mix in your palm, hold and press such a way that one or two raisins show up in the sweet ball. This step is just to make it more attractive.
  • Make all the balls. In the end, you may find it difficult to bind the mix to form balls. In that case, either add a few drops of hot milk or heat the mix a little. It will make the task easy.
  • Arrange Rave Unde on a serving bowl or plate. Enjoy eating them after a few hours, at least after 6 hours.
  • It takes time to set properly. Enjoy eating this dessert! Send me the feedback!

Photo Tutorial

Step one: Keep the ingredients ready.
Step one: Keep the ingredients ready.
Step two: Prepare the semolina, sugar, cashew nuts and raisins mix as per instructions.
Step two: Prepare the semolina, sugar, cashew nuts and raisins mix as per instructions.
Step three: Make Rava laddu once the mixture is less hot.
Step three: Make Rava laddu once the mixture is less hot.
Rava Laddu (Rave Unde)
Rava Laddu (Rave Unde)

What is Single String Consistency ?

When the sugar syrup starts boiling, it reaches a stage, in which, if you hold a drop of the syrup in between your index and thumb finger and stretch outward, you will get a single thread. This is called single-string consistency.

Important Note:

Adding milk while making Rava Laddu surely enhances the taste a bit. But, it reduces the duration of the freshness of the sweet. So, if you want to store Rava Laddu for a longer time, use water instead of milk.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 203
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 45 g15%
Sugar 16 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 2 mg1%
Sodium 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


Submit a Comment
  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR


    3 years ago from Bengaluru

    Thanks for your sweet words.

  • Janellegems profile image


    3 years ago from Africa

    Great recipe and excellent photos. I love sweet things like this with coconut. Thanks for sharing this.


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