Coconut rava ladoo recipe – a quick and easy Indian sweet recipe prepared with semolina and coconut. Its a traditional sweet that is prepared during any festive occasion. Now that the festival of lights, Diwali is round the corner, why not try this delicious sweet recipe.
The nutty flavor of coconut and sweet aromatic flavor of cardamom give a delicious taste to these ladoos. This ladoo is another one that I have tried after the oats peanut ladoo that I have already posted.
This ladoo is also a quick and easy one to prepare. If you have been preparing the usual rava ladoo then do try this coconut rava ladoo recipe.
- 3/4 cup rava / sooji / semolina
- 1 cup fresh grated coconut
- 2 cardamom pods / elaichi / ellakai
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- A few cashew nuts
- A few raisins ( optional )
- 2 tsp ghee / clarified butter
- Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan and fry the cashew nuts and raisins till they are golden brown in color.
- Transfer the roasted nuts to a wide bowl.
- Roast the rava in the same pan on medium flame till the raw smell goes and you get a good aroma.
- Remove from heat and transfer the roasted rava to the bowl.
- In the same pan, dry roast the grated coconut for 3-4 minutes on medium flame, making sure not to brown the coconut.
- Transfer the roasted coconut to the bowl.
- Crush the cardamom pods to a fine powder and add it to the roasted mixture.
- Take water in the pan and add sugar. Let this come to a boil. Lower the heat and let the syrup thicken to a single thread consistency.
- Remove from heat and add this sugar syrup to the roasted rava coconut mixture and mix well.
- When the mixture cools down slightly and is still warm, take a small portion of the mixture and press into small round balls using the palm of your hand.
- Continue this for the remaining mixture to form the ladoos.
- Coconut rava ladoo is ready to be served or can be stored in an air-tight container.
Make sure you do not over roast the rava and coconut.
This recipe makes around 8 small ladoos.
The sugar syrup should not be of a very thick consistency, otherwise the ladoos will turn out hard.
To check for single thread consistency, take a drop of sugar syrup between your forefinger and thumb and pull it apart. If a single thread is formed, then stop boiling the sugar syrup.