Rava Laddu (Sooji Ladoo)

Rava Ladoo Recipe by Manjula

Rava Ladoo

Rava ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet snack. This is a popular ladoo prepared almost in every household for all the festivals. Rava ladoo is a simple and easy recipe but still exotic. Rava ladoo is made with roasted rava (sooji), coconut, ghee, sugar and nuts.
4 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 people


  • 1 cup sooji coarse rava, samolina
  • 1/3 cup coconut powder
  • 1/4 cup clarified butter ghee
  • 3/4 cup fine sugar
  • 2 tbsp cashew crushed
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 cup milk boiling hot


  • Heat one tablespoon of clarified butter in a small pan over medium low heat; roast the cashews for about 2 minutes until light golden brown. Add raisins and roast for another minute, raisins will be puffed. Turn off the heat and transfer them in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat the remaining clarified butter in a frying pan over low medium heat; add rava and roast until it changes the color lightly this should take 6-7 minutes. It is important to stir continuously making sure rava roast evenly.
  • Add coconut and roast stirring continually for about 2 more minutes. Add nuts, cardamom, and sugar stir until everything mix well. Turn off the heat.
  • Add about 2 tablespoons of hot milk, mix it well mix should be moist add more milk as needed.
  • Allow the mixture to cool slightly. Make about 14 ladoos little smaller then golf ball, pressing about 1-1/2 tablespoon mixture between your palms. Add little more milk if you are enable to hold the mixture.


Serve them after at least one hour. Ladoos can be stored in air tight container for about 10 days.
You will also enjoy! Puran Poli Maharashtrian specialty, Cereal Chivda a quick snack.
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48 thoughts on “Rava Laddu (Sooji Ladoo)

  1. Majulaji, I made these today for Diwali and they have come out superrrr, the best sooji laddoo I have ever eaten. The proportions are perfect. Thanks for a great recipe , I have made many of your recipes and always got great results.

  2. Hi Manjula.
    Just a little query.
    Do these laddus tend to get spoilt coz of use of milk??? Do we need to refrigerate them, if we wanna store them for a longer period of time???

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