4 from 4 votes
Rava Cococnut Ladoo
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Cooling time
2 hrs
Total Time
30 mins

Soft melt in the mouth ladoo made with freshly grated coconut, roasted semolina with the heavenly essense of cardamom and saffron.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: rava coconut ladoo
Servings: 25
Calories: 159 kcal
Author: Archana
  • 2 cups fine rava semolina
  • 2 tablespoons besan
  • ½ cup ghee
  • 1 cup grated coconut fresh or frozen
  • 2 teaspoons cardamom powder
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 2 tablespoon nuts sliced almonds and pistachios
Sugar Syrup:
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  1. Roast the rava{semolina} and besan{chickpea flour} with ghee for 10 minutes, stirring constantly on medium heat.
  2. Add the grated coconut and roast for another 2 minutes. Turn the heat off.
  3. Make the sugar syrup by boiling 3/4 cup of water with 1 1/2 cups of sugar for 5 minutes on medium-high heat.

  4. Add the sugar syrup to the roasted ingredients. Add saffron, cardamom powder, nuts, raisins and mix well.
  5. Allow the mixture to completely cool down. Make round balls using about 3 to 4 tablespoons of the mixture. Press them in the plam ofyour hands and then roll them into round balls.

Recipe Notes

Tips: Use fine semolina and roast to light golden brown color Use homemade ghee if possible If using frozen coconut, make sure to thaw it in the microwave for 30 seconds Allow the mixture to fully cool down before trying to make ladoos. At first the ladoo may seem a bit too soft but they dry up eventually. Does your mixture look too dry even before you trying to roll them? This only means that the syrup was overcooked. To fix, simply srinkle some warm ghee and warm water and roll into round balls. No fail tips for perfect sugar syrup: Use an external timer to time the syrup cook time as you do not want to overcook sugar syrup. It takes me 5 minutes to make syrup with 3/4 cup of water and 1.5 cups of sugar in a 2-quart sauce pan. If you double the recipe, it will take about 8 minutes for the syrup to be ready. To check if the syrup is cooked properly, simply lift the spoon up and watch the last few drops of syrup dropping from the spoon. The last drops should form a one-line string.

Nutrition Facts
Rava Cococnut Ladoo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 65mg2%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.