Rave Unde-Rava Laddoo

Rave Unde

Rave Unde

Who doesn’t like Rave Unde made out of pure ghee right? I never use ghee in any of my cooking, but when preparing this sweet dish for Lord Krishna during Janmasthami, I could not deny ghee for the Lord. I prepared Ghee with 3 sticks of unsalted butter, and made Rave Unde and Besan Unde; used just 1/2 of the ghee. Anyway, here comes the recipe for quick and easy Rave Unde. Just remember, I did this for the first time, and the you can see the results in the above picture. It was very tasty too.


  • 1 cup fine Rava or Sooji
  • 1 cup powdered Sugar
  • 9-10 cloves
  • 1/4 cup of Raisins and cashew nuts
  • Cardamom or Elaichi Powder to taste
  • less than 1/4 cup Ghee


  1. Put the Ghee in a thick bottom pan.
  2. Next, when the ghee is hot enough, add raisins, cashew nuts, and cloves and fry on medium heat until the raisins plump. They almost become double of their size.
  3. Next, in the same pan, along with the raisins, nuts and cloves fry the Sooji also on medium heat until a nice aroma comes. Just like you do for Kesari Bath.
  4. Make sure the Sooji doesn’t get burned or change color.
  5. This might take around 15-20 minutes of frying.
  6. Next, add the powdered sugar and ground cardamom powder and mix all these well.
  7. When the mixture is cool to handle, sprinkle a few drops of Milk and make Ladoo

Another look at the yummuy laddos offered to the Lord.

Rave Unde

Rave Unde

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by pratibha shrihari on May 25, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Meera,
    Happy to find this recipe in ur blog and definitely going to try this.Can u let me know how can we prepare ghee from unsalted butter available in walmart,giant groceries etc.


  2. Posted by meeraghu on September 1, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Thanks so much Gayathri. I am glad you visit regularly.


  3. Posted by gayathri on September 1, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Hi ..This ia same gayathri who commented on 2009 aug :-)today i happened to see the rava ladoo picture..I prepared rava ladoo this time ..I am in India now .I am great fan of ur website..Thanks ..


  4. Posted by gayathri on August 12, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    rava ladoo looks yummy ..thanks for the receipe..i am going to prepare for krishna jayanthi 🙂

    Gayathri, my favorite too. I am also preparing all the items listed today. Enjoy.


  5. Posted by Shpa on August 30, 2008 at 6:59 am

    Does anybody know about the typical Udupi unde called Gundittu unde?


    • Posted by bappa morya on September 16, 2014 at 6:45 am

      Gundhittu is flour made out of pori , n sold as gundhittu usually during ashtami days. the procedure to make unde of it, is the same as making godi unde,


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