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Coconut Rava Ladoo

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword dessert, sweet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 20 ladoo
Author Priya Shiva


  • Rava / Semolina / Sooji - 1 cup
  • Freshly grated Coconut - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Boiled Milk - 3 tbsp
  • Ghee / clarified butter - 1/2 cup
  • Green Cardamom - 3
  • 10 Cashew nuts broken
  • 10 Raisins


  1. Heat 1 tsp of ghee in a pan and fry cashew nuts and raisins on low flame till cashews turn light brown. Keep it aside in a bowl.
  2. Now roast the semolina on low flame in the same pan till it starts leaving a nice aroma. Keep stirring. Remove from the pan and let it cool down completely.
  3. Now roast coconut on low flame for 2 minutes.
  4. Grind sugar and cardamom pods to a fine powder. I grounded the roasted semolina too.
  5. Mix sugar, coconut and roasted semolina in a large bowl. Add fried cashews and raisins and mix it well.
  6. Heat the ghee in a small pan and when its hot, pour the ghee over the semolina mix and mix it well. Add boiled milk and combine.
  7. When its warm itself start making small balls of the mix. Take a portion of the mix in your hand and press fingers together to form a ball. Follow same procedure to make all balls.
  8. Once it completely cools down, store it in an air-tight container.

Recipe Notes

You can add more milk if you feel the ladoos are too dry and they do not hold together.