29 June, 2016
Easy Rava/Sooji/Semolina Laddoo Alias Rava Unde
Childhood treats like Rava/Sooji Laddoos are difficult to forget! One of our favourite sweets in childhood was Undi/Unde or Laddu or Laddoo any kind was ok.
Undi/Unde or Laddu or Laddoo is one of the most important foodstuffs for festivals or family events or religious occasions be it a wedding or birth.
Can you forget the Tirupati Laddu that is a prasad at Venkateswara Temple, Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh? Yes, Undi/Unde or Laddu or Laddoo is also a prasad or offering in many temples.
So what is Undi/Unde or Laddu or Laddoo?
Undi/Unde or Laddu or Laddoo are balls of sweets extremely popular in the Indian Subcontinent. Ladoos are made from flour and sugar with other ingredients that are different from region to region home.
The most common Ladoo are Besan Ladoos or Chickpea Flour Ladoos and Rava/Sooji Ladoos the main ingredients are rava (wheat semolina) and coconut, sugar, ghee and/or milk.
Basically, the ingredients are cooked in ghee combined with sugar and other flavourings and moulded into a ball shape. Ladoos are used to provide instant energy and especially lactating mothers are treated to Ayurvedic medicinal ingredients. These can be from methi Ladoos, multigrain and resin Ladoos, try Aliv che laddoo. Nuts such as pistachios and almonds are commonly used into Ladoos.
Laddu is considered a traditional Eid dessert in some Muslim communities.
There are different kinds of laddoo Boondi laddu, Motichoor laddu, Besan laddu, Coconut laddoo, Malai laddu, Laddu with edible gum(Dinkache laddoo in the Marathi and Gond ka laddu in Hindi and Antinundi in Kannada), Godhiunde or Wheat flour laddoo,Churmuriunde (churmurahe Laddoo), Hesarunde or Moong dal laddoo, Til/ sesame seeds laddoo, tambittu made from gram dal and jaggery is an important offering to Nagappa the Snake God for Nagpanchmi and my favourite Alivache Ladoo but then the list is endless.
There are instant varieties too like Maledi our childhood favourite.
Too bad I have no company to enjoy these. My father-in-law will love them but being diabetic he is not allowed them and the girls well they don’t like sweets!
This is copied from here.