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Rava ladoo or rave unde

It is a traditional sweet from Karnataka prepared using fine rava and sugar.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert, Sweet
Cuisine: karnataka
Keyword: Dessert, festival, Fine rava, Indian Sweets, Karnataka, Southindian
Servings: 25 ladoo
Author: Pavithra M Adiga


  • Fine rava or Chiroti rava or semolina -2 cups
  • Ghee - ½ cup
  • Sugar- 2 cups
  • Water- ¾ cup
  • Dry fruits (chopped) - ¼ cup
  • Dry coconut or kobbari (grated fine) - ¼ cup
  • Cardamom or Yellaki powder - ½ tsp


  • Take a thick bottom wok, heat ghee, add chopped dry fruits, fry well until they turn golden.
  • Add grated dry coconut, fry this for a minute on medium heat. Add chiroti rava and fry for 10 minutes on medium heat or until the raw smell is gone and you get nice aroma. Keep this aside.
  • Now take the same wok, add sugar and little water. Dissolve sugar and prepare one string consistency sugar syrup. Switch off the heat
  • Now add the fried fine rava, cardamom powder and mix properly. Keep this closed for few minutes until the rava absorbs the sugar syrup and the mixture cools down slightly.
  • Prepare rava ladoo when the mixture is still warm. Allow the rava ladoo to cool and store in airtight container.


Frying of fine rava until raw smell vanishes, is an important step so that it absorbs sugar syrup properly.
Prepare ladoo when the mixture is still warm.
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