Semolina or Rava ladoo is a very simple and easy to prepare sweet that gets done in less than 20 minutes. It is prepared by mixing roasted sooji with sugar, nuts and ghee and shaping the mix to form balls. The ladoos can be prepared and stored in an air tight container for later use.

This recipe has been adapted from Sangeetha's Spicy treats


1 cup semolina/rava/sooji
¾ cup sugar
4 tbsp ghee
4 tbsp warm milk (or more)
4 to 5 tbsp Chopped cashew nuts and raisins
¼ tsp cardamom powder

  • Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan and roast the cashews till golden.
  • Transfer the cashews to a plate and add raisins to the pan. When the raisins puff up, transfer this to a plate as well.
  • Add another tbsp of ghee to the same pan and add semolina. Roast for a few minutes in low flame till a nice aroma comes out.
  • Switch off the gas and allow it to cool down completely.
  • Add sugar and grind to a powder. (You can grind it coarse or fine according to your preference.)
  • Now transfer this to a bowl, add the roasted cashews and raisins, cardamom powder and mix well.
  • To this add 2 tbsp of hot melted ghee and mix.
  • If the mix is very dry, add 1 or 2 tbsp of warm milk.
  • Grease your hands with ghee and take small balls of the mix and shape to form ladoos. If necessary add some more milk. (This recipe makes 12 to 15 ladoos). After preparing all the ladoos, set aside for a few minutes to cool down. The ladoos will harden on cooling.

  • Semolina ladoos are now ready to be served. 


You can skip milk and replace it with ghee if you wish to increase the shelf life of the ladoos.


  1. looks delicious and a easy recipe

  2. these would be perfect for Eid! Eid Mubarak to you Amina.

  3. ohh how devine these Laddoos are.. you have made me recall those childhood days again .. sad face !

    Can I come over to have one :)

  4. Wonderful Amina. Perfectly made dear. Love sooji ladoo anytime.

    today's recipe:

  5. Super cute laddoos, feel like grabbing some.

  6. Looks Delicioous..You have a wonderful blog..love it..

  7. Looks delish!Cannot wait to try :)

  8. This is sooo delicious and my amma will make it for all special occasions..Thank you very much for linking this recipe dear..Can you mention how many ladoos you will get for the above measurements in your post..


    1. Hi Sara... I have already mentioned it in the post... this recipe makes 12 to 15 laddoos depending on size...


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