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Sooji (Rava) Ladoo

Who does not like Sooji ke ladoo! Young and the old alike, savour this super easy to make sweet. Sooji ladoo also called Rava ladoo is originally a South Indian speciality, which has been adopted by one and all, across India. With its rich taste and “melt in the mouth” characteristic, this ladoo is a delight to eat. This year, make your Diwali all the more sweet with this recipe of Sooji ke ladoo.

Serves: 30 pieces

Time:20 minutes


  • 2 cups of Sooji or Rava or Semolina
  • 2 cups of grated coconut or dissected coconut
  • Raisins and cashew nuts
  • Green Cardamom
  • Ghee or oil as preferred

Preparing the mixture for Sooji ladoo

  • Pour 2 tbs of ghee into the wok
  • Once the ghee is a little warm, pour in the Sooji
  • Keep the stove on low flame
  • Roast the Sooji, stirring continuously.
  • Once the Sooji turns a little brown and becomes fragrant, transfer it to a dish and spread it out. Keep it aside and let it cool.
  • Now dry roast the coconut and keep it aside
  • Next, take the biggest mixer you have and grind the sugar and cardamoms together.
  • Pour in the roasted sooji and the coconut into the same grinder and grind it.
  • Try to keep this powder a little coarse, for that crunch in the ladoos later.
  • Pour this grinded mixture into a large bowl and set it aside.
  • Now dry roast the raisins and the cashew.
  • Put these roasted dry fruits into the bowl of the sooji mixture.
  • It is now time to start kneading.
  • Pour in the ghee and mix it into the sooji mixture with a spatula.
  • Once the mixture is thoroughly mixed with the ghee, we can start making the ladoos

Rolling out the ladoos

  • Many people use milk on their palms to roll the ladoos. This is a good way of making the ladoos but it cuts down the storage life
  • You can use ghee on your palm and start rolling out small balls of the sooji mixture into ladoos
  • Once the batch of ladoos is ready, let them sit for a while till they bind well
  • The sooji ladoos are now ready to eat or can be stored in air tight containers.