Saturday, May 19, 2012

Semolina sweet balls / Rave Unde / Sooji Ladoo
I learnt this from my mom :)

Preparation Time - 5 mins
Cook Time - 40 mins
Makes - 20 balls
Measurements & Ingredients:

  • Fine sooji(chiroti rave/fine semolina) - 2 cups
  • Ghee - 4 tbsps
  • Sugar(powdered) - little less than 2 cups but >1&3/4 cup
  • Grated dry coconut - 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder(yelakki pudi) - 1/2 tsp
  • Cashew nuts - 1/4 cup
  • Raisins - 1/4 cup
  • Boiled and cooled milk - 1/2 cup
Fry cashew nuts and raisins with a tbsp of ghee and keep it aside.

 Heat 3 tbsp s ghee in a pan.  To this add the fine sooji and fry it on a low heat for 10 mins.
 Then add dry grated coconut and continue frying for another 10-15 mins on the same heat.  The mixture should not turn brown in color, but it would have changed color by now.  Add cardamom powder and switch off the heat.

 Add the fried nuts and raisins to this mixture.  Let it cool for 5 mins.  Add sugar and mix well.  At this point, the mixture must still be hot.  Once you add sugar and mix, the temperature comes down to warm.  It should be warm enough for you to handle it with your hands.

Now start adding milk in small measurements to small quantities of the mixture.  Do not add milk to the entire mixture at once, because you need the mixture to be warm(which helps in binding).  If you add milk to the whole mixture, it will get cold very soon and will be 
difficult in making balls.

Now start making balls out of this.      
Tasty rave unde is ready!

Milk or Water??
If you need to store this sweet dish for more than a week, it is better to add water.  However, if it is lesser than a week, milk is a better option, as milk will taste better than water.  But remember to boil and cool the milk.

No comments:

Post a Comment