Monday, January 16, 2012

Rava Laddu

Do you use technology to shut up your kids ? I recently read an article in the newspaper and thought of sharing with you all. It says that some parents encourage kids to use latest technology and gadgets so that they can spend time relaxed shopping, dining out or even at home browsing, chatting etc. Some people let their kids sit in front of television for hours and thus don't interact much with them. Some give their mobile phones to kids to watch cartoon videos so that they can do shopping or spend time with friends without any disturbance from kids. Initially parents encourage kids for their own conveniences and later once the kids  get addicted, end up in a situation of utter helplessness.

I feel such parents end up spending less time with the kids which affects the kids development and their social interactions. They are also missing all the fun time with the kids which they can't get back,  once the kids grow up. What I believe is the kids should be aware of the latest technology, but they shouldn't be addicted to tv or video games or any gadgets. As a parent, I believe we should spend lots of time with our kids and  not miss the fun at each stage.

With all that said, lets move on to the recipe - Rava Laddu. This is one of the sweets you can make quickly and they are very delicious.






What you need?

1 cup Rava / Semolina
3/4 - 1 cup Sugar
1.5 tbsp Ghee
2 tbsp Cashews
1 tsp Cardamom powder
Warm Milk


How to prepare?

Dry roast rava for a few minutes until it becomes light brown and leaves out a nice aroma. Grind it in a blender to a powder and transfer the rava to a bowl.

Powder the sugar in the blender and add it to the rava. Add cardamom powder to this. Combine well.

Heat ghee in a pan. Fry the cashews until light brown. Add this to the rava mixture and mix well.

Sprinkle milk a little at a time and mix until you are able to make laddus out of it.

Serve and refrigerate the left overs.




Makes about 15 small laddus.

Notes:
* You can use raisins or any other nuts as well.
* If you are using cardamom pods, grind them along with sugar.
* It's better to consume these at the earliest and refrigerate the left overs.



Sending this to the Kerala Kitchen event hosted by Kaveri , original event announcement here.















43 Tasty Comments:

faseela said...

awesome laddoo......superb dear

Priya said...

Yum yum,never say no to this adorable ladoos,tempting.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and wholesome looking ladoos . Wonderfully prepared.

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Julie said...

Very delicious n simple recipe,love it!!

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Aarthi said...

Wow..Yummy one...Thanks for posting

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Archana said...

hey this method is new to me. Sounds delicious.

I do agree children need to be aware about gadgets but social skills and interaction and physical activity is a must.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

The rava laddus look delicious & yummy.

Sunanda said...

Very true.. we shld spent spent quality time with our kids.. Laddos looks delicious..

Square Meals said...

I agree with your point completely, it is super important not to allow kids to get enveloped by technology. They will eventually get there when they are older.

Nice laddus :-)

Sravs said...

Love these ladoos anytime !! looks yummy perfectly done !!

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Roshu said...

Lovely!!!

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Delicious ...perfect for festivals.

sangee vijay said...

kids really get more addicted to tv games/mobile games...particularly kids growing in abroad countries really miss the childhood funs,no grandparents,no relatives n some times no good neighbor friends-all alone with parents no choice other than to use the technology but me still working hard to divert them :)
btw rava laddu looks so perfect and delicious..nice clicks Sobha !

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Angela said...

First of all, I completely agree with you! It pains me to see so many parents ignoring their children while each family member is on his/her phone or gadget. Second, yum! This one is a keeper for sure.

divya said...

looks awesome and so inviting..

maha said...

ur laddos r tempting me shoba..just mouth watering... perfect and delicious....

Gayathri NG said...

Wow yummy balls, feel like having some...

Vimitha Anand said...

Perfectly done laddos... Yummy

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, i imagine this dessert is so yummy when eat hot for tea time, with my favorite coffee. have a nice day dear

Sayantani said...

awesome recipe Sobha. making these are extremely difficult. but you managed a great job.

Maayeka said...

Delicious and perfectly done ladoos..

Deeksha said...

Rava ladoos looks very nice and delicious. Love the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Anisha Ranjit said...

The rava ladoos look perfect feel like picking up one out of the computer... Will try this soon... my mouth is watering already!

Kaveri said...

Kids should definitely know about all the latest technologies, but they should really not get addicted to them. Parents should definitely spend quality time with children, else kids are bound to look elsewhere.
They rava laddus look very yum! Thanks a lot for linking to the event dear.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

You are so right about the kids and the gadgets, first we let them do everything for our convenience and soon they end up in getting addicted then blame them!

Laddu looks perfect!

La @ FoodSlice said...

Hi Sobha, Rava laddoo used to be my favourite dessert as a kid.. its been so long since i have eaten one. This looks so delicious and easy to prepare..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Yummy looking rava ladoo

Jay said...

my all time fav...awesome version..
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jeyashrisuresh said...

I agree with what u have said. Even i feel so bad on seeing kids playing with mobile phones for a long time in shopping malls.
The recipe is tempting and nicely came out too

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Totally agree with you on the gadgets. Love the rava laddu.

Uma said...

It is really bad to know people are doing such things without thinking about the kid's future. I have seen people in real life too. Hope for a change and hope people spend some useful time with their kids.

BTW, Rava laddu is my all time fav. it is my first post in my blog too. :-)

Teena Mary said...

The Laddu is so tempting !! And i agree with you. We should spend our precious time with our kids. Ignoring them is not at all a wise decision.

Christy Gerald said...

Rava Laddu luks truly delicious and tempting. I use to help my Mom when she makes some 25 years back.I did this 2-3 times after getting married.

Uma said...

Thanks for the wishes on my blog. Rava laddu looks fabulous and an all time favorite at our home. Your blog is so nice.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Rava ladoo looks delicious dear. will there be left overs to refrigerate, if we can make this much attractive ladoos? ....:) Yummy!

Ann said...

These are delicious! I agree with what you said about parenting! It CAN be easier to give yourself a break and let kids indulge in technology, but they need and crave attention from their parents!

Vidhya said...

I too totally agree with you on today's trend with kids.Rava ladoo looks fabulous.

Urmi said...

Rava laddoo looks perfect, yummy and tempting.

Biny Anoop said...

rava and besan laadoos are my fav dear...this one looks ummy

radha said...

The ladoos look really nice. I do not grind the rava. I think I should do it the next time. It will give a better texture.

Sobha Shyam said...

Very true Archana...physical activity is a must with kids now as many spent time sitting in front of television. This leads to lot of childhood health problems.

Sobha Shyam said...

Thank you all for your valuable views and lovely comments :)

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Absolutely true note on kids and technology Sobha. There is no pointing in blaming kids on playing with phone or watching TV. Unless parents are not actively involved in their activities kids will end up addicted. They have enough time to be techs as they grow, so let them be kids and have fun now :)
Btw Rava Laddoo looks delicious and love them :)

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