Rava Unde | Ladoo Recipes | Sweet Recipes

Soft raisins, golden fried cashews in traditional Karnataka style rava ladoo or rava unde
09/09/2017 10:34:35 PM vindhyadesai

Rava Unde

Traditional sweets are always the best recipes to turn to if you are unsure of what to make. These recipes have been made by millions over the years. They are foolproof, tried, tested and of course tasted! One such sweet recipe is rava unde or rava ladoo.
These moist and soft rava unde are laden with plump raisins and golden cashews. Adding ghee takes this rava unde to another level in terms of aroma. Milk adds the necessary moisture to these wonderful sweets. Mild spicy notes in the form of cloves (laung/lavanga) and elaichi (cardamom) adds all the fragrance.

These sweets are made for festivals like Ganesha Chaturthi and also for ceremonies. These rava unde are made without making any sugar syrup. It is a nice, simple and straight-forward method. They also get ready quickly making it an option to make it for guests. These also pack well and are very much portable. I am sure no one will stop at one and will come back, make sure to make and pack lots of rava unde!
Try other traditional sweets from FOI – hesarubele payasa, bele holige, kayi holige, haalbai etc. More sweet recipes from FOI…

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Soft raisins, crisp golden fried cashews in traditional Karnataka style rava ladoo or rava unde
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Recipe type: Sweet
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 10-12 ladoos
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup chiroti rava
  • ¾ Cup granulated sugar yielding ¾ Cup powdered sugar
  • 5-6 elaichi
  • ½ Cup packed grated coconut
  • ¼ Cup ghee
  • 2 laung
  • 12 cashews
  • ¼ Cup raisins
  • ¼ Cup warm milk + a few more drops
Method
  1. Powder sugar and keep aside
  2. Melt ghee, add cashews and laung, fry till light golden colour appears on cashews, at this stage
  3. Tip in raisins, let them plump up
  4. Next goes in grated coconut
  5. Fry for 2-3 minutes till coconut turns little nutty
  6. Pour rava and fry till aroma is released
  7. Rava should be lightly roasted
  8. Add powdered elaichi and mix well
  9. Now add powdered sugar
  10. Mix for a minute, turn off heat
  11. Pour warm milk after a minute or so
  12. Mix well and ensure milk is incorporated
  13. Add a few drops of milk, set aside to cool down to lightly warm mixture and rava absorbs some milk
  14. To make ladoo/unde construct them by slightly pressing them into rounds with clean palms
  15. Make all ladoos/unde. Set aside to dry out a bit and cool down
  16. Enjoy them!
Notes
If the mixture is crumbly add a few drops of milk but not too much at once!

Small rava works really well (it's also called chiroti rava/semolina)

Nuts can be optional but they add a lot to the texture

Powdered sugar need not be very smooth like icing sugar hence making your own powdered sugar is essential!

Rava Unde Stepwise:
Powder sugar and keep aside
Melt ghee, add cashews and laung, fry till light golden colour appears on cashews, at this stage
Tip in raisins, let them plump up
Next goes in grated coconut
Fry for 2-3 minutes till coconut turns little nutty
Pour rava and fry till aroma is released 
Rava should be lightly roasted
Add powdered elaichi and mix well
Now add powdered sugar
Mix for a minute, turn off heat
Pour warm milk after a minute or so
Mix well and ensure milk is incorporated
Add a few drops of milk, set aside to cool down to lightly warm mixture and rava absorbs some milk
To make ladoo/unde construct them by slightly pressing them into rounds with clean palms
Make all ladoos/unde. Set aside to dry out a bit and cool down
Enjoy them!

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