Besan Rava Laddo with Poppy Seeds | Vinayaka Chaturthi 2014 Recipes

>>  Friday, July 25, 2014

For the second day of making Vinayaka Chaturthi Special Recipes, here is another laddo made with Rava, Besan, Poppy Seeds and Roasted nuts. We always make Besan Ladoo or Rava Laoddo, sometimes we mix this together as well. 

However this time, it was a mix with roasted poppy seeds as well, that gives a characteristic nutty taste to the laddos. These are so delicious when it is still hot, and yes very nice after it cools down as well. Though I would still recommend eating it when it is tolerably warm!

While I was making these laddos, the kids were excited, though they didn't eat in the first shot. As I said, my boys don't eat the regular sweets. Other than chocolates, they don't like anything else. Off late Peddu is more open to try these sort of dishes, while Chinnu plainly refuses.

When it comes to Ganesh Idols, we have so many of them in different shapes, that I always want to share all of them. I have about 7 -8 different ones, whereas Amma has even a bigger collection. Infact she wanted me to share one of her favorite one during this period. I will have to plan to showcase that.

I am hoping I will do it. Now for this delicious laddo recipe!

Besan Rava Laddo with Poppy Seeds

Ingredients Needed:

Besan / Bengal Gram Flour / Chickpea flour - 1/2 cup
Rava - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup (increase as per taste)
Poppy Seeds - 2 tbsp
Cashews, Almond - 3 - 4 tbsp
Ghee - 3 - 4 tsp

How to make the Besan Rava Laddo with Poppy Seeds

Heat a kadai, dry roast the poppy seeds, keep it aside.

Then add 2 tsp ghee, roast the chopped nuts, remove and keep it aside.

Now add the besan, simmer and continue roasting till the flour is cooked and raw smell leaves.

The flour will almost become like a paste. remove to a bowl.

Now add 1 more tsp of ghee, add the rava. Roast well.

Add the roasted rava to the bowl. Add the sugar, poppy seeds and roasted nuts. Combine everything well.

Add this mixture back to the kadai, toss around for couple of minutes.

Then remove to the bowl. Start making balls, add more ghee if required.

Make small balls or laddos and proceed to make all the rest of the mix.


When you trying to make the laddos, the mixture is very hot, so make sure you handle it when it is little cooler. 

Have a blunt knife or a scrapper to remove the excess mixture struck on your hand.

When the mixture is still hot, you may feel the balls won't hold shape, when it cools down, it becomes hard.

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Manjula Bharath July 25, 2014 at 12:29 AM  

wow rava ladoo with poppy seeds in it sounds very interesting :) and ladoos look super yumm !! I wud love to grab some now !!

vaishali sabnani July 25, 2014 at 5:32 AM  

The poppy seeds give a wonderful crunch to the ladoos and by the way besan ladoos happen to be my best preferred ones and these are tempting me.

Priya Suresh July 25, 2014 at 3:43 PM  

Poppy seeds will definitely give an excellent crunchiness to this laddoos, cant wait to make some soon.

Varadas Kitchen July 25, 2014 at 6:54 PM  

These are my favorite ladoos. They came out great. Love the idols who have used in your posts.

Sapana Behl July 28, 2014 at 3:30 PM  

Ladoos came out very well. As I am having sweet tooth this time , I want to try them now...

Usha August 4, 2014 at 6:13 AM  

I was like you boys when growing up. I didn't like any traditional sweets except a couple of them and I wanted only chocolates, ice creams & cakes. Rava, besan and poppy seeds are an interesting combination for a laddu.

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