Wednesday 28 August 2013

Rava Ladoo/Rava Laddu/Gokulashtami/KrishnaJayanthi Recipes

Wishing you all a very Happy Krishna Jayanthi/Gokulashtami - இனிய கிருஷ்ணஜெயந்தி நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்.....

I know it should be really a very busy day for all of you preparing for pooja and making all delightful sweets and snacks. I am also preparing simple and quick snacks for Krishna Jayanthi, because I came back very late from my vacation. I always have a special place in my heart for this maaya kannan from my childhood days. The usual dishes prepared for Krishna Jayanthi includes Murukku/thenkuzhal, Uppu Seedai, Vella Seedai, Thattai, Aval payasam,Paasi Paruppu Payasam, Ladoos, Gulab Jamuns, Badam Kheer, Uraddal/Medhu Vadai, Rava Kesari, Sukku Vellam etc.

Here’s how to make Rava Ladoo with step by step photos…

1 cup
¾ cup
Cashew nuts
10 -12 [cut to pieces]
¼ cup
2 – 3 tbsp
Makes approximately 15 ladoos.


Heat 1 tsp of ghee in a kadai and roast the rava in it until nice aroma comes out in a low flame. Keep stirring continuously, make sure the rava does not get burnt.

Cool down the rava and grind the rava to coarse powder, transfer it to a mixing bowl.

Grind the sugar and cardamoms together in the mixer to a fine powder and transfer it to the mixing bowl. 

Mix the rava and sugar powder really well.

Heat 2 tsp of ghee in a kadai and roast the cashew nuts and raisins to golden brown color. Add the cashew nuts and raisins to the rava mixture.

Heat the rest of the ghee in the same kadai and add it to the rava mixture and mix them really well with a ladle.

It will start looking crumbly, add little milk and mix with your hand. When the mixture is still warm make small balls/ladoos.

If the mixture gets dried up sprinkle some more milk or warm ghee to it, mix well and make the balls /ladoos. Arrange the ladoos in a plate and let it cool for some time.

Super delicious Rava Ladoos are ready for neivedhyam or just as a quick sweet.

  • Store the rava ladoos in airtight containers it stays fresh for 4 -5 days.
  • I personally prefer to grind rava to a coarse powder, so that it will not be very sticky when you eat and gentle to your throat. If you want you can make it to fine powder.
  •  If you want to use less amount of ghee, then increase the amount of milk when making the ladoos.
  • For more shelf life of ladoos, do not add milk. Instead use warm ghee to make the ladoos, which will stay fresh for about 10 days.

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  1. I just made rave ladoo last weekend, almost the same. I can how smashing the taste must have been.

  2. Happy Krishna Jayanthi.. Deliciously prepared rava laddu..

  3. Janmastami wishes dear. Laddoo looks so goof

  4. festival greeting,rava ladoo looks yummy

  5. Happy Krishna Jayanthi to you and to your family..
    How was your vacation Priya?
    love the first click..
    Rava ladoo looks superb and yum..

  6. Lovely spread for adorable Krishna :)

  7. I love Rava Ladoo Nice Pics Priya and Happy Janmastami :)

  8. ஆஹா, அனைத்தும் அருமை. கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன்னாகிய நான் பிரியத்துடன் ‘பிரியா’ அவர்கள் கொடுத்த அனைத்தையும் அன்புடன் ஏற்றுக்கொண்டு ஆசீர்வதிக்கிறேன்.

    இனிய கோகுலாஷ்டமி நல்வாழ்த்துகள்.

    இது மிகவும் அவசியம். உடனே வாங்கோ, ஓடியாங்கோ:

    பகுதி-40 மட்டும் மிக அவசரம். இன்றே வந்து கருத்தளிக்கவும். என் கிளியின் ஆராய்ச்சிக்கு அவசரமாகத் தேவைப்படுகிறது.

    அத்ன் பிறகு பகுதி-41 + 42 .... அவை அவசரமில்லை.;


  9. Happy janmastmi... My mum is making 5 barfi's today as its out family tradition , i'll show her your ladoo recipe too..
    U have a nice pooja ghar, shuch a big idol of krishanji..
    Keep in touch,

  10. Hope you had a gr8 vacation ,...I liked the way you did all arrangement for puja...

  11. wow..loved the way you have decorated your pooja setup..Happy Janmashtami, dear...

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  12. Janmashtami wishes.. :) Such a beautiful n lovely post! :) I love rava laddoos! :)

  13. wow awesome spread :) love rava ladoos i must try making them at home soon :)

  14. Ladoos look super tempting ! lovely spread :) Happy Janmashtami to you too :)

  15. Happy GOkulashtami to u & ur family too Priya.. Tempting & easy rava ladoos out there.. U made such a great spread even after ur vacation.. Lovely :)

  16. Happy Janmastami ...Love the 1 st photo...laddu looks soo tempting!!

  17. Happy Janmashtami to u n ur family......really tempting laddoos.....really delicious :)

  18. Happy Janmashtami... to u n ur family and the laddus are really tempting and delicious :)

  19. Happy krishna jayathi to you too priya! Ladoo looks too delecious, did you prepare all prasadh by yourself? Prasadh looks too delecious :)

  20. So beautiful. I love this festival too, you've set up everything so well. Enjoy!!

  21. happy gokulastami dear !! :) rava ladoo looks simply yumm :) and perfectly made !! :)

  22. my mom used to make this for us, now I don't but looking at yours love to try it.

  23. Thank you very much everybody for your lovely lovely comments. I did everything in that photo except the seedais, but this was taken in 2011. Just now finished the pooja so will be uploading pics of this year later.

  24. Janmashtami wishes Priya! My kids most fav ladoo :)pefectly made rava ladoos...that's a lovely spread,looks so festive..waiting to see your this year's pictures too...

  25. Janmashtami wishes Priya.. Rava Ladoo looks so yum

  26. Wishing u a very happy janmashtami....Ladoo looks so good..tempting

  27. Rava Ladoo looks too delicious!! I love it!!

  28. happy janmastami priya...wonderful to know that you make all this as prasad for god...hope i was your neighbor;P

  29. beautiful spread, and the laddu looks delicious.

  30. great offerings!Have blessed festive days!
    Laddu looks delicious...


  32. Happy Gokulashtami to you and your family priya...awesome laddoos..looks super delicious.

  33. Rava ladoo's look delicious and yummy Priya.. Lovely step by step clicks :-)

  34. Wow, lovely. I loved the krishna idol very much..ladoos look great :)

  35. delicious authentic ladoos n what a wonderful spread, hope u celebrated well this year too...

  36. Thank you very much everybody for your wonderful wonderful comments...

  37. one more dedicative blogger frnd ur..happy to get u in d blog world da..N d recipes pics r wonderful.very festive look.BTW,Iam ur new follower.:)


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