This traditional and easy to make sweet, was prepared earlier by me using a lot of ghee.Later,I came to know about this recipe from my friend Ms.Rani Kala,in which less ghee is used.
Rava / Sooji : 1 cup
Sugar : 1 1/2 cups
Ghee : 2 tbsp.
Cardamom, raisins, cashew,cloves.
1.Heat 1/2 tbsp. of ghee,fry the cardamoms and cloves, 2 each and powder or crush in a mortar.Fry the cashew and raisins and keep aside.
2.In the same tawa, heat 1 tbsp. of ghee, roast the rava well and keep aside.
3.Take 1/2 cup of water in a pan,add the sugar and let it boil.Keep on stirring till a sticky consistency is reached.It may take around 5 minutes.
4.Remove the pan from the stove and add the roasted rava, mix well and the mixture may look watery like a kheer.Don't panic.As time passes,the sugar syrup is absorbed and it is ready to be made into laddus.
5.Add the powdered cardamom,cloves and the roasted cashew and raisins.Mix well and smear the palm with ghee and make it into balls.
Time taken : 20 minutes.
Finished product : 12 laddus.