I am late by a day. This was one of my dream events and I am so happy that Srivalli took this up! The first item scheduled was a relatively simpler dish the humble Rava Ladoo. Read more here about the events and participants.
After a short weeklong vacation (visited Koutralam and near by places. Will update in another post sooner) I missed Srivalli’s mails and hurriedly made the ladoos yesterday and managed to post it today. I took up the ground rava method as at home kids like soft and smooth ladoos. Her recipe is perfect and all the ladoos disappeared within an hour. Thats the proof indeed 🙂
Here is the recipe I followed:
Rava – 1 cup
Sugar -1 cup
Ghee – 4 tspn
Milk – 2 tblspn
Powdered cardamom – a big pinch
Cashew nuts and raisins – few
Grated coconut – 2 tblspn
Take a kadai. Heat 2 tspn of ghee. Roast cashews and raisins. Remove and add the grated coconut. Roast till it is light brown. Remove the coconut and add the remaining ghee. Roast rava till you can smell the aroma of roasted rava. Switch off the flame. Let it cool and grind it to a fine powder. To the kadai, add sugar, powdered cardamom, roasted cashews,raisins and coconut. mix everything well. Slowly add warm milk to the mixture. Mix and switch on the flame and cook for two minutes. Remove from fire and stir for two minutes and transfer to a bowl. While warm make small balls and keep for 10 minutes for it to set well. If needed, you can sprinkle some milk for binding, while making the ladoos.
This made up a great treat for myself as a belated 2nd B’day for Amma’s Special! Thanks Valli. These ladoos made the celebration even more special.