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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Rava ladoo with Green Gram Pearls / Rava Fried Balls (Rava Sukhiyan)

Ladoo (Unfried version)
         Rava ladoo & Sukhiyan/Modakam/Green gram balls are very common sweets for all Indians...I was in the kitchen to prepare rava ladoo (a famous Diwali sweet), but this time I wanted to try a different version for a change...

         Added cooked green grams instead of adding milk in rava ladoo to get the ladoo (roundel) shape along with roasted nuts & raisins....It tasted delicious than the original rava ladoos..We ate half of what i cooked as ladoos itself & the rest I deep fried with a thick batter used in sukhiyan (a tea-time sweet snack of kerala), & that too came out to be a great success...I recommend it having it as ladoos itself as you can avoid the extra absorption of oil in it during frying...But it depends on the taste of each fry half & have the rest half as ladoos...

Fried Version

So now lets quickly get to the recipe...

Ingredients (for ladoo)

1.Semolina (Rava/Sooji/Ferni)-1 cup
2.Sugar-3/4 cup
3.Coconut (grated)-1 cup
4.Green gram(cherupayar/moong)-1/2 cup
5.Cashew nuts-10 to 12 (chopped finely)
6.Raisins-2 tbsp (chopped)
7.Cardamom powder-1 tsp
8.Ghee-1 or 2 tsp to roast nuts & raisins
9.Oil- for frying (can use this ladoo without frying too..)
10.Salt-1/4 tsp

Ingredients (for frying) 

11.Whole Wheat Flour (Atta)-4 heapful tbsp
12.All Pupose Flour (Maida)-2 heapful tbsp
13.Sugar-1 1/2 tbsp
14.Salt-1/4 tsp
15.Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Preparation(of ladoo)

~Pressure cook the green gram with enough water (mostly 1 or 2 cups) with 1/4 salt for 4 whistles.(don't over cook them)
~Open after the steam has released & drain excess water (if its there) & shift it to a bowl.

~Roast rava in a saucepan for 2 to 3 mins until you get its fine aroma.

~Now reduce its flame & add coconut, sugar & cardamom powder & mix well.
~Cook for 1 or 2 mins. (check its sweetness & add more sugar..)

~Shift this rava mix to a large bowl.
~Pour ghee into the same saucepan & heat it.
~Add the chopped nuts to it & roast it,,
~Once the color of the nuts starts to change off the flame & add the chopped raisins & stir well.

~Add the nuts & raisins mix as well as the cooked green gram to the rava mix & mix well with a spoon.

~When you feel its now the right temperature you can touch the mix, start mixing it with your clean hands.
~Prepare small ladoos out of this & transfer it to a plate.

It was very tasty, soft and divine and just melted in our mouths......
I love eating it in this form itself...Sweet Rava Ladoos with the special attraction of Green gram pearls are ready !!!

But my husband preferred the fried ones, lets see that too...i found that also i have a sweeth tooth...:-)

Prepration (of frying)

~Mix all the ingredients for frying in a bowl.
~Make it into a thick batter.
~Heat enough oil in a kadai (indian wok) for deep frying these ladoos.
~When the oil is hot enough, dip these ladoos individually in this batter & deep fry it..(don't over crowd)
~Fry until golden brown in color.

Tasty fried rava green gram balls are ready !!!

This is somewhat similar to Sukhiyan/Modakam/Green gram balls...
The procedure might look loonger but it won't take much time...
It came out extremely well and super perfect and we all enjoyed it a lot..... 

Linking to : Swathi's Favorite Recipes: Vegetarian Recipes

Linking to : Preethi's Let's Party- Fest Celebrations- Diwali & Surabhi's My Cookbook. 

Linking to : Vardhini's Diwali Bash  

Linking to : Nayana's Celebrate Navratri/Diwali & Jagruthi's Page

Linking to : Lakshmi's Hubby's Delight



  1. Looks colorful,love the recipe and the fried ones too

    1. woww..its just seconds i added this recipe..& u commentes in a snap..felt really happy that u lyked it..we had this today evening as a snack & it was a great succcess !!

  2. Awesome recipe, very unique combo of rava and moong dal... Thanks for linking this with my event

    1. Yep...dis combo tastes really perfect too...:)


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