These ladoos are prepared majorly in most of the South Indian homes during festivals and puja’s.
By Anamika Sharma
- Semolina / Suji / Sooji - 1 cup
- Sugar - 1 cup
- Powdered dry coconut - ½ cup
- Raisins and Cashews – handful
- Milk - ¼ cup approx or as required
- Cardamom Pods: 2-4
- Ghee - 2 - 3 tablespoons
- Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed frying pan and fry the cashews until light brown color. After that just add in the raisins and fry until it becomes little fluffy. Take them out of the ghee and set aside.
- Now grind the sugar and cardamom seeds into a powder and set aside. I normally keep this mixture ready all the time as it comes handy to be used in any kind of Indian Sweets.
- In the same pan, add the semolina / Suji / Sooji and fry continuously on a medium flame till it changes its color to light golden and you smell a nice aroma of cooked Semolina. Keep stirring to avoid Semolina to burn.
- After you feel semolina has reached the desired color then add in the rest of the ingredients like powdered sugar, coconut and both raisins and cashews. Mix well.
- Now sprinkle the milk over the semolina mixture and mix it well, adding milk helps in binding the ladoos well. Do not over pour the milk else the mixture will become liquid types and loose, which won’t bind into ladoos easily. In this step use your approximation too.
- After the mixture is little cool and at the same time warm enough to handle, take a little portion of it and roll into small balls to form the Ladoos.
- Store these in an air tight container for 3-4 days.
Anamika Sharma is a passionate foodie, a food blogger with a background in aviation and telecom industry for good 15 years. Her mission is to spread the love for Indian cooking to all those who wrongly think it’s too difficult. She loves to cook for her family, specially her kids. Besides cooking she also enjoys photography and traveling. MAD – making a difference is a word she chose to describe her Indian cooking site. Cooking always meant to her to be maddening and now she is mad about cooking.