Sunday, October 3, 2010
Beet Rava Ladoo
Rava Ladoo must be a all time favourite and easy to make sweet. This wonderfully delicious sweet can be made without any fuss in less time and less technique involved. As we all are familiar about this delicious sweet rava ladoo, I have just made a small variation by adding some beetroot. The colour of the beetroot not only makes you feel more festive, the flavour of the beetroot definitely adds up taste.
If you have doubts about adding beetroot, you can totally skip that part and make plain rava ladoos.
Makes about 15 ladoos
Semolina- 150 g
Sugar- 50 g
Honey- 3 tbsp
Fresh Grated coconut- 1 tbsp
Beetroot- 1 small sized ( very finely grated)
Ghee- 3 tbsp
Milk- 25 ml( warm)
Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
Cashew nuts- 15 whole nuts
Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a nonstick pan, add the cashew nuts and fry for few minutes until they brown. Take it out and keep it aside. Then add the grated coconuts and fry until they become brown. Take it out and keep it aside. Then add 1/2 tbsp of ghee and add the finely grated beetroot and fry till all the water evaporates from the beetroot. Take it out and set it aside.
Finally add 1 tbsp of ghee, add the semolina and roast till it releases a nice aroma. Take it out and mix all the ingredients in a bowl, add the sugar, honey , cardamom powder along with it and mix well. Now add the warm milk little by little and gather with your hands, if you are able to make balls, stop adding milk. Then start making small balls, place in a serving plate and press a cashew nut on top.
These sweets are best to have within 5 days by storing it in a air tight container.
This recipe goes to Celebrate Sweets- Ladoo hosted by Nithu Bala, started by Nivedita, Dish Name starts with B by Akila, Only Festive Event hosted by Khaugiri, started by Pari.
Also sending this to my own event Any One can Cook: Series 2, since it's made in very less time.