Rava Laddoo/ Sajjige Laadu

These quick energy balls are easy to make, tasty and with roasted aroma that many may like. One can prepare it a day before of any festival, event, get together or lunch. It can be a dessert, evening tea-time snack or a specialty for a festival. Here is a recipe containing milk and hence may not be suggested to keep it for many days. Enjoy them fresh or refrigerated. If you avoid milk from the ingredients list, it can can be stored 15 days in air-tight container.

Chiroti Rava/Small Rava (Semolina) – 1 ½ Cup
Sugar – ¾ Cup
Ghee – 6 Spoons
Milk – ¼ Cup or Ghee - 10 spoons(If milk is not preferred)
Cardamom – 4 (crushed to fine)
Cashews, Almonds, Raisins (any other of your choice)- Chopped


In a thick bottomed pan, heat 4 spoons of ghee, add rava and fry until you get a nice aroma. Do it in a low flame.  For this quantity, it will take 10-15 minutes to fry. Take Sugar and cardamom in a dry grind jar, powder it fine. Add fried semolina to the same jar and blend only once quickly to mix properly. take care not to powder them all. Transfer it to a vessel. Fry chopped nuts/ dry fruits in remaining ghee and add to the rava-sugar mixture. Make sure that you are not burning the raisins.

Add little milk at a time to the vessel, just to make the mixture wet and roll to lemon sized laddoos.  Make this when warm. Without milk, the mixture will be dry and laddoos will not bind properly. You can use more ghee (1/4 cup for this measurement) in order to avoid milk.