Sunday, October 26, 2008

Rava laddu and mom's love

Rava Laddu or put it in a simple way its spherical mixture of rava and powered sugar with cashew jelled together with Ghee! Duhh!!! :) My mom is famous for her rava laddu, she won many hearts at my office on 2006 Diwali. Also I'm an adhered fan for them. I would make sure that she makes them at lest once in a year either for a Diwali or Christmas.

This time, I spy'd around the kitchen to get the recipe.

Ingredients: White Rava (Sooji), Sugar, Cashew, Dry grapes (optional), Badham (optional) and Ghee.
  • Fry the rava in a dry hot pan for some time, so that it becomes crispy. But make sure the color does not change. To be exact it should be at the verge of changing its color.
  • Now, powder the rava and powder the sugar! Yes, powder them in a mixer grinder and mix them well. Keep the mixture as much dry as possible. (my mom made sure this by not allowing me near it)
  • Break the cashew into smaller pieces by hand and mix it with the mixture.
  • Put the ghee in a pan and heat it until its liquid.
  • Now comes the crucial and trickiest part of the recipe. You need to have immense practice to master it. Slowly pour a scoop of ghee in the mixture and roll your fingers over it make a small balls (like a Table tennis ball) Tighten your fist and make it stay in shape. Caution: Its hot molten, ghee don't hurt yourself leave the kitcken experts handle it. That's why I just help in tighten the rounds.
  • Place it on a paper to let it dry! so that the extra ghee is absorbed as well it doesn't stick.
Yeepee! its ready now. Stack them in a vessel and eat one when ever you enter the kitchen.

7 comments:

revsjoiedevivre said...

You sure are the proud recipient of all the curses from desis abroad who did not have the privilidge of eating home made sweets. Heres your share of curse from the Republic of Ireland. Grrrrrrrrrr. You know me,dont you? Or should I introduce myself?

Vijesh said...

You need no introduction. :) Well I promise that I would treat you when we meet again. Pardon me and withdraw your curses. :P I would have eaten only 10 laddos. :(

revsjoiedevivre said...

U ate "ONLY" 10? And u give me that statement and expect me to take the curse back? Chancae illa.

revsjoiedevivre said...

Btw, You are tagged! Go check my blog under the title "Know a little more about me"

Nallammai said...

nice recipe.... Also add the proportion of rava::sugar::ghee.. It would help ppl to get started!!!

Vijesh said...

@revs
I just thought of 2-3. then thought if you folks were there you would take 1-2, athan unga share I took honoring you. :)

@nallu
Oops! I din note those technical details :) Should ask mom! Deal is you should give me when you make. :)

Nallammai said...

sure... I wudnt mind giving you ;-)