It is Diwali time of the year again.....And I know, everyone is busy preparing all sorts of sweets n snacks to munch around and to share with friends...
Last week we had the Diwali celebrations by the Indian association and it was really a memorable one....It was good to see the Indian community increasing in number here...There were so many cultural programs for the entertainment and of course the Indian food at the end...
A short description on the festival can be found in my last year's post....So without much of talking , I am going directly to today's recipes......
First is a sweet item which will be followed by a snack item in my next post, hopefully by tomorrow...
Now, coming to today's recipe, ......this is a tempting sweet that I just cant say "No", inspite of the high calorie content..But for such festive occasions it is better to keep your eyes shut to CALORIE and think of working out a bit more afterwards......Right?
So here is the simple and easy recipe for a mouth-watering sweet....
- Rava / Sooji / Semolina - 2 cups
- Powdered sugar - 1 1/2 cup
- Ghee [ melted ] - 1 cup
- Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
- Raisins n Cashews - a handful [ optional ]
- Milk - 2 Tbps
- In a small pan, heat 1 tsp of ghee and roast the raisins and cashews and keep aside.
- In a large non stick pan , add 2 Tbsps of ghee and roast the rava on a medium heat, without getting it burnt. It takes about 10 mins.
- Switch of the heat and add powdered sugar,cardamom powder and the roasted raisins and cashews to this and mix well.
- Wait for a few minutes so that it is not too hot to be handled by hand.
- Now slowly add the remaining ghee and start making laddus [balls] out of it. Keep the milk aside to sprinkle in case the balls are not forming in shape.
- Wait for a few minutes to get it firmer and then you can start munching.
Enjoy this tasty treat to bring on the festive mood ...
Note: I could get about 25 laddus from the recipe.
My rava laddus are on the way for Lavi's Diwali snack event..