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Rava Ladoo

Rava laddu or Sooji ladoo is one of the common and favorite dessert in India. It is prepared with just the right mix of Rava (a.k.a semolina), coconut flakes, nuts, sugar, and a non-dairy binder ingredient.
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 186kcal



  • 1 cup Rava medium coarse
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoon organic sugar
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut optional
  • ½ teaspoon crushed Elaichi/ cardamom powder
  • 2 tablespoon almond milk or any kind of plant-based milk
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil


  • In a wide pan, fry chopped cashews with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. (if you choose to add any nuts)
  • In the same pan, add 1 cup Rava and roast on low flame. Roast the sooji until it changes color to light brown and turns aromatic. Set the pan aside.
  • Meanwhile, prepare sugar syrup by dissolving ½ cup sugar in water and boil for 5 minutes or till you get a string consistency. Now, add shredded coconuts, cardamom powder, almond milk, and mix well.
  • Turn off the flame and add the roasted Rava to the sugar syrup. Also, add in roasted cashews if you are using them in this recipe. I skipped that part for my recipe. Stir continuously to avoid any lumps.
  • In a minute or so, Rava absorbs the sugar syrup. While it warm enough to handle, prepare laddus with your palm.
  • Finally, serve Rava ladoo / sooji laddu once they have cooled down completely. Store them in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.



  • If you are not vegan, use ghee in place of oil.
  • Add cashew nuts and raisins for an authentic taste. My kids prefer this laddu without any nuts.


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg