Yields: 10 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 5 Mins Cook Time: 15 Mins Total Time: 20 Mins

It’s that time of the year, where everyone’s home and life are lit up with joy and happiness. Diwali is a time where the family gathers up for the celebration. To add more joy to the celebrations, sweets and savories are prepared and shared.

A quick and tasty sweet like this Kesar Rava Ladoo will definitely be a crowd-pleaser. It is easy to prepare with basic ingredients from the pantry in less time. Rava Ladoo is a traditional recipe that is prepared with Rava/sooji, – an easily available ingredient. Flavoring this ladoo with Kesar , elevates the flavor, taste and makes it more colorful. I have also added coconut to this ladoo , making it very unique and tasty. Try this Kesar Rava ladoo and share it with your friends and family for the Diwali party.


0/9 Ingredients
Adjust Servings


0/5 Instructions
  • In a pan, add one teaspoon of ghee. When it melts, add one cup of rava/sooji. Roast them in medium flame for 2-3 mins. Add quarter cup of grated coconut to rava and roast another 2 mins until it forms a sand consistency.
  • Transfer to a mixer jar with three cardamom pods. Pulse them 2-3 times and set them aside.
  • In a quarter cup of warm milk, add one generous pinch of saffron threads. Mix them and let them stand for 10 mins.
  • Heat two tablespoons of ghee in pan. Once it melts , add cashews, followed by raisins. Roast them until golden brown and turn off stove.
  • Add rava mix and combine with ghee. Now add half a cup of powdered sugar and mix together. Lastly, add milk in small quantities and mix them to a sticky consistency. Grease palms and roll the rava mix to make ladoos. Serve and enjoy!


  • I have used a coarse variety of rava to make this ladoo. You can also use fine rava. In this case, you don't have to pulse them.
  • For one cup of rava , I used half a cup of sugar, which was just right for us. If you like it sweeter, add an additional quarter cup.
  • These laddos seems to look soft at the first. It will harden a bit once it gets cool down.
  • Make sure to roast the rava in a medium flame for uniform roasting and flavor.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *