• Sooji Halwa Recipe | Diwali Ladoo Recipe | Diwali Sweets recipe

    We celebrate Diwali to honour Lord Ram who is believed to have return home after 14 returns of exile. In order to welcome the prince and celebrate his victory, the entire kingdom was lit with diyas and decorated with colourful rangolis. Since then, Diwali has become synonymous with the festival of lights, rangoli, gifts and sweets. All those who have to stay away from home gear up for this day to celebrate the festival with their family and loved ones. However amidst all the preparations there are still many who are not able to return home for the great Indian festival. Yet there’s no need to have a low spirit because you can still invite your friends at home and throw a Diwali party at your flat with sweet meats that are easy to prepare and great to taste.

    Preparing for Diwali gets all the more hectic when you are staying alone and away from your family. Right from decorating, inviting friends and colleagues, lighting up your room to preparing sweets becomes really hectic and by the time the great day arrives, you are very tired and left with a little enthusiasm to actually celebrate for the day. To boost up your morale we will discuss Rava ladoo recipe for Diwali celebration. It is really easy to make and does not leave you exhausted before the celebration begins.

    Sooji ka halwa

    Sooji or rava ladoo are sweet balls made from sooji or rava, sugar and ghee. If you are health conscious and want to avoid ghee, replace the ghee with rice bran oil. To prepare rava ladoo roast rava in medium flame and do not allow it to stand unstirred. For making this ladoo, you first need to roast the sooji, stirring it continuously. Once the sooji is roasted the air is filled with its aroma. Powder cardamom and mix it together with sooji and sugar. Add some ghee and milk to bind the mixture into round ladoos.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup sooji or rava
    • 4 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon full of ghee
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 4-5 green cardamom pods (remove the skin and take only seeds)
    • 2-3 tablespoon full of milk
    • 2 tablespoon full of crushed cashew nuts
    • 1 tablespoon full of raisins

               Method of Preparation

    Frying sooji

    Take a pan and heat 1 tablespoon of ghee on medium flame. When the ghee is hot add the sooji to roast it until a nice aroma fills your surroundings.  Stir it for around 6-7 minutes and to avoid it from getting burnt keep stirring the rava in the pan.  Once roasted allow it to cool down

    • Heat 1 teaspoon of ghee on medium flame and fry the cashews and raisins until they become golden brown
    • Grind the sooji that has cooled down with a blender to make it a fine paste. Transfer the fine sooji to a large bowl, and add the fried cashew nuts to it
    • Grind cardamom seeds in a blender and mix it in the sooji and nuts mixture
    • For garnishing purpose you can save some cashews

    cashews sooji

    • Add 3 tablespoons of warm melted ghee and 1-2 tablespoon of milk and mix well the entire mixture

    sooji ka ladoo

    • Taking a small amount of mixture in your hand make round ladoos, in case the mixture is too tight to be shaped into a ladoo add 1 more tablespoon of milk
    • Finally garnish the sooji ladoos with cashew nuts and raisins
    • For better taste you can also add about ½ cup shredded coconut

    Despite the easy recipe you might be lacking in energy to step out and gather the ingredients for this simple sooji ladoo recipe. You can shop Rishta Rava, Rishta Rice bran oil and other ingredients online from Grofers. Rishta is a leading food brand that offers not just the above to items but Rishta Atta, Rishta Maida, Rishta Besan, Rishta Rice, Rishta idli-dosa batter, edible oil etc. Apart from sooji halwa you can also order other ingredients to prepare any dish or dessert of your choice from Rishta  at Grofers.

    Have the sweetest Diwali with Rishta food products!