Friday, May 15, 2015

Rave Unde (Rava Laddu ) 2

Ready to Serve Rava Laddu

Rave Unde or Laddu is one of the traditional and yummy sweet dish. We all loved eating this laddu and even now love it a lot. It ione of the classic dish from olden days. It is simple too. In those days eating sweets were only in a few occasions like festivals or feast and it was very rare. Festivals and feast were the days people made sweets and enjoy eating for weeks. I am saying this because I remember my aunt and at our home my dad prepared this laddu once in a while when they have some reason to celebrate or during a long journey too. These laddus were prepared and taken to relatives house also. Using sugar was a token of richness and great those days. I have seen people preparing coffee and tea with jaggery.
 Ok let me come back to Rava Laddus.  Rava ( sooji, semolina ), sugar and coconut (dry copra or kobbari) are the main ingredients in Rava Laddu. This version of Rava Laddu can be kept for weeks. They will not be spoiled or get fungus. Keeping it in air tight jar or box will help the laddu to stay for long.
 I have given No 2 for this recipe because another type of preparing Rava Ladu recipe already there. Do not get confused.
Lets see the recipe now

Things Needed :

Medium size Rava (Semolina) : 2 Cups
Sugar : 1 1/2 cups
Ghee :   1/2  Cup ( or 3/4 cup)
Dry coconut : 1 ( Small)
Dry Nuts : 2 Table spoons
Cardamom : 3 to 4 Pods
Water : 1/2  Cup

Method :

1. Cut cashew nuts in to small pieces.
2. Cut dry coconut in to small pieces and dry grind it. ( or you can grate it too)
3. Remove the seeds from cardamom and powder it.
4. Keep a big pan on the fire and put 2 table spoons of ghee. Put cashew nuts and fry till they turn brown.
5. Now add raisins and just fry for a second. Add rava and fry till the raw smell disappear.
6. Remove rava from pan. Add sugar and put 1/2 cup of water. Put sugar and mix it well and stir.
7. Stir continuously till it bubbles. Let it bubble for 1 to 2 minutes.( stir you get thick consistency).
8. Add fried rava and mix it nicely and stir 2 to 3 minutes. Stir till it leaves the sides. Put off the gas.
9. Add powdered ( or grated ) dry coconut and remaining ghee. Add powdered cardamom and leave it for 5 minutes.
10. Mix well and prepare laddus. Take a handful of the sweet mixture and press it with your finger to prepare laddu.
11. If you feel its dry and its not able to prepare laddu, add either ghee or hot milk (little by little) and try it.
12. Remember if you use milk, rava laddu may not stay for a long. Better use liquid ghee .

Note :

You must fry rava nicely till the raw smell disappear to get the good taste. Adding more sugar is optional. Adding more ghee adds to the taste of laddu. Fresh coconut can be used instead of dry coconut. Must dry roast the coconut before adding.
The whole preparation Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 20 to 25 Laddus can be prepared . (size matters).

1 comment:

  1. Awesome Rava laddu Nalini.. We all love it alot :)