Simple Indian Coconut & Raisin Laddu

This laddu is just a handful of ingredients and requires less than 30 minutes of time to create the sweet treats. These balls are a traditional serving at Hindu Sankranthi celebrations.

By Siri Pulipaka

Simple Indian Coconut & Raisin Laddu recipe
Simple Indian Coconut & Raisin Laddu
Simple Indian Coconut & Raisin Laddu
Serves: 8 small laddos
  • 1 cup semolina/sooji
  • 1 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 1 cup sugar, lightly powdered
  • 10 cashews, broken
  • 10 raisins
  • a pinch of cardamom
  • 3 tbsp ghee (butter)
  • 1 tbsp milk
  1. Add a tbsp of ghee in a pan and dry roast semolina (sooji) for 5 to 7 mins on low flame. Make sure to continuously stir. Turn off heat and set aside.
  2. In the same kadai, melt a tbsp of ghee and roast cashews & raisins. Remove and keep aside.
  3. Add grated coconut and roast for 1 minute. Mix in roasted rava, cardamom powder (or crushed pods), raisins, cashews and lightly powdered sugar. Roast everything for 1 minute and turn off heat.
  4. Warm milk and by adding little by little at-a-time make small ladoos. Store them in an air tight container.


Siri Pulipaka

Siri is an obsessed foodie, an avid blogger, a passionate photographer and one who yearns for simple pleasures of life. She writes about recipes, her culinary adventures and reviews local restaurants & events on her blog - Cooking With Siri, which she started in summer of 2007 during her stint in the US. She believes in farmer's markets, growing her own food and eating responsibly & locally. She also has a photography blog - 365 Days of Siri, where she shares and documents a slice of her daily life through the camera lens. She currently lives in Hyderabad, India along with her food-loving husband.

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