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Carrot-Rava Laddoo / Carrot-Semolina Sweet Balls

VegCookBook by Praveena
Indian style sweet treats / ladoos. Kids friendly, school snack, lunch box, storage friendly, Indian festive recipe.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Rolling into Balls 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 ladoos


  • Blender/ Spice Grinder/ Mixie.
  • Sauce Pan / Vessel (for stove-top method)


  • ½ cup Grated Carrot (pressed)
  • 1 cup Rava / Semolina
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 10 count Cashew nuts
  • 2 count Cardamom pods
  • 4 tablespoons Ghee / Melted Butter



  • Powder the cardamom pods and sugar together in a spice jar / blender. Put aside. 


  • Put a thick bottomed pan / vessel on stove top under low flame.
    Add one tablespoon of ghee / butter and add the cashew nuts.
    Fry them until they turn light brown in colour. Take them aside.
  • Don’t switch the flame off, In the same pan add the rava / semolina and dry roast it, by stirring continuously until you get a nice aroma. 
    Take the roasted rava/ semolina into a wide mixing bowl / plate.
  • In the same frying pan add one more tablespoon of ghee / butter and transfer all the grated carrot.
    Fry the grated carrot, by stirring continuously until they shrink & reduce in quantity. 
  • In the same vessel/pan transfer all the roasted rava/ semolina that we kept aside.
    Give a thorough mix, then add the powdered sugar & powdered cardamom.
  • At this stage, switch the flame off, add milk and the remaining ghee/ melted butter, thoroughly mix up everything.


  • Grease your palms with few drops of ghee / butter and take part of the mix into the palm, shape them into round balls/laddoos. 
    Or else you can finely chop the cashew nuts, roll the shaped balls over them. Done!!


Please see the MAIN POST for step wise pics & recipe TIPS!
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