Rava Ladoo (semolina Ladoo)

With the chewy texture of coconut, the rich flavour of roasted rava, the crunch of nuts and dried fruits, and the intense aroma of spices, this Coconut and Rava Ladoo is a pleasure to eat.

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2 cups freshly grated Coconut
1 and half cup of Sugar
Half cup of Ghee
1 tbsp chopped Cashewnuts
1/2 tsp Cardamom (elaichi) powder
Dry roast the semolina in a non-stick kadhai on a slow flame for 3 minutes.
Switch off the flame, add the coconut and mix well. Keep aside.
Combine the sugar and 1 cup of water in a sauce pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for approx. 5 to 6 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep this sugar syrup aside to cool slightly.
Heat the ghee in a non-stick kadhai and add the semolina-coconut mixture, cashewnuts , mix well and cook on medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes, while stirring continuously.
Add the sugar syrup, and cardamom powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes, while stirring continuously.
Transfer the mixture into a thali and spread it evenly using a flat ladle. Keep aside to cool for 2 hours.
Once cooled, scrape out the mixture from the thali and again mix well
Divide dough into equal portions and shape each portion in between your palms into a round ladoo. Serve or store in an air-tight container.