Rava Gajar Ladoos (Semolina Carrot Balls) – Indian Festival Sweet for Ganesh Chaturthi

by anamika on September 11, 2012

in Desserts & Sweets, Feast while you Fast, Festival Recipes


Rava Gajar Ladoos (Indian Semolina Carrot Balls) - Festival Recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi

Rava Gajar Ladoos (Semolina Carrot Balls) – Indian Festival Sweet for Ganesh Chaturthi

“Om Gam Ganapathaye Namah”, Ganesh Chaturthi is round the corner and the festivity has already started. Currently my mind is running only into things like, where to buy my ganesha idol for this ganesh chaturthi, should I go in for colorful ganesha or pick up a┬ábiodegradable Ganesha (an eco-friendly ganesha) idol this time, if I can get it┬á. What all to do to welcome my ganesha at home and so on….

LADOO is considered to be the most loved sweet along with the Modak for Lord Ganesha, so here I am sharing with you RAVA LADOOS in a unique style, yes!!! Rava ladoos with gajar…amazingly delicious and with the grated carrots in it, little bit healthy too if you miss the amount of sugar it goes in this :). But overall a must try Indian Sweet. I already have a lot of LADOO recipes in my blog, all these ladoos I┬áadded in my space┬álast year on the occasion of Diwali and celebrated five days of Diwali celebrations with Ladoos. You can check my FESTIVAL RECIPE SECTION for all the sweet treat :).

Rava Gajar Ladoos (Indian Semolina Carrot Balls) - Festival Recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi

I have been inviting Lord Ganesha to my home for almost 6 years now and it’s so much of fun and excitement along with a special contentment, we decorate the place for ganesha and make various kinds of prasad to offer both morning and evening. More than me my kids love the entire festivity atmosphere. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in entire India but largely in Western and Southern Parts of India. Though I am a North Indian┬áand in North India Ganesh Chaturthi is not celebrated by getting Lord Ganesha home and following the proper rituals from prayers, offering prasad till the immersion of the idol among the masses, however I enjoy celebrating this occasion in my own small little special way along with my family and love to have the blessings of Lord Ganesha.

I will be sharing few more recipes on the occasion of ganesh chaturthi in my space in coming time or as I cook and prepare the same as prasad for my Ganesha.

Rava Gajar Ladoos (Indian Semolina Carrot Balls) - Festival Recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi

These rava gajar ladoos are unique because of the flavour of gajar in the rava and that extra sweetness of sugar. They were crisp and soft both at the same time (sounds interesting isn’t it ?). After making these I felt I could have added one teaspoon of honey to this too, will try experimenting it the next time I make these.

Rava Gajar Ladoos (Indian Semolina Carrot Balls) - Festival Recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi Rava Gajar Ladoos (Indian Semolina Carrot Balls) - Festival Recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi

Again as always I say in all my recipes, simpleeasyquick…and this time a recipe for an Indian Sweet!┬áSo no more waiting, we move onto the recipe for these rava gajar ladoos.

Rava Gajar Ladoos (Semolina Carrot Balls) ÔÇô Indian Festival Sweet for Ganesh Chaturthi

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Rava Gajar Ladoos (Semolina Carrot Balls) ÔÇô Indian Festival Sweet for Ganesh Chaturthi


  • ÔÇó Rava ÔÇô 1 cup
  • ÔÇó Carrot ÔÇô 2 medium (grated)
  • ÔÇó Sugar ÔÇô 3/4 cup
  • ÔÇó Ghee ÔÇô 2 tablespoon
  • ÔÇó Nuts are per taste
  • ÔÇó Cardamom Powder ÔÇô ?¢ teaspoon
  • ÔÇó Milk ÔÇôas needed ( I used approx ?? cup or little less)


  1. Take a small kadai, add in grated carrots and sugar and stir on low flame till the sugar is properly incorporated into the carrots and the extra liquid from carrot and sugar is absorbed to form a not so thick mixture.
  2. Take another kadai, add ghee and semolina (rava) and stir it on medium to low flame till light brown for 5 ÔÇô 7 minutes.
  3. Add in the carrot mixture to the bigger kadai and mix well.
  4. Now add in the cardamom powder and mix again.
  5. Add little milk to this if you feel that this mixture is little dry, and it will be tough for binding it into ladoos.
  6. Wet your palms with water, take scoop of the mixture on your palms and gently squeeze the mixture between both palms to shape into a round lemon sized ball.
  7. Keep wetting your palms and continue making the ladoos one by one.
  8. Keep them aside for few hours till they set.

Enjoy these with your loved ones on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi!

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Sanoli Ghosh September 11, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Absolutely delicious rava carrot laddoos. Bookmarked it Anamika.


madcookingfusions September 11, 2012 at 7:00 PM

thank you Sanoli, I am glad you liked it :)


Asmita September 11, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Hi Anamika,
Ganesh Chaturthi is such a fun and festive occasion. I love these rawa laddoos with gajar. Mouthwatering!


madcookingfusions September 12, 2012 at 7:40 AM

We also enjoy this occassion at home Asmita…thank you for liking the rava carrot ladoos :)


suhani September 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM

wow what a great innovation..these ladoos look absolutely delicious..this is fixed in my menu for the Ganesh Chaturthi..looking at the photos has left me mesemerised..such a beautiful dish..the color looks so nice..look i cant stop appreciating it..i m waiting for the occasion..keep posting such delicious recipes..


madcookingfusions September 13, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Hey thank you so much for all the appreciation :)! I am happy you like what I cook & share…Keep watching for more simple sweet recipes for this Ganesh Chaturthi.


dassana September 13, 2012 at 10:32 PM

carrots added to ladoos are so healthy… the carrot syrup is looking so good. i would have just had the carrot syrup straight away :-)


madcookingfusions September 14, 2012 at 6:43 AM

Thank you Dassana :)


rebecca September 14, 2012 at 9:15 AM

what fun and love this sweets


madcookingfusions September 14, 2012 at 10:38 AM

hey thanks Rebecca, glad you liked these :)


Kankana September 14, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Lovely spin on the normal laddu. Like the addition of gajar!


madcookingfusions September 14, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Thank you Kankana :)!


mrs Rafi'ah September 14, 2012 at 11:29 PM

I love carrots.. Will definately try it.. Am a nigerian but love indian foods.


madcookingfusions September 14, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Thank you so much Mrs Rafi’ah for stopping by my site, I am really glad that you love Indian Food.Sure do try these and enjoy making simple and easy Ladoos at home!


Tadka Pasta September 17, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Can’t wait to try this out, especially once the red carrots come into the market. Just made a kalakand with carrots, btw :D


Your Cookery Book September 17, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Love your healthy innovation to rava ladoos. I am not very sweet lover person but This is making me starving…


madcookingfusions September 18, 2012 at 6:59 AM

Thank you so much YCB :)


nilishaagarwal October 22, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Heard abut this combi for the first time…..they look yumm…wow


madcookingfusions October 22, 2012 at 11:01 AM

yes carrots and rava together :), thanks for liking it!


Nupur Mehra November 9, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Very unique Combo, I am wondering how long will it stay good in fridge or at room temperature. Since Carrot starts throwing up after 2-3 daysof cooking, will this stay good for more than that ??

I am going to try this for Diwali ,, thanks for sharing :)


madcookingfusions November 9, 2012 at 7:17 AM

Thank you Nupur, they should stay good for a week when refrigerated. The texture I got from these ladoos was not sticky but dry and not too soft at the look of it; they turn out to be firm ladoos after shaping them into balls but soft when eaten.
I stored these at room temp for 2 days coz mine got over by then, I made a small batch of it. Please do try and share how youÔÇÖre turned out :)! Happy Diwali


Susan December 4, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I just made this recipe, but only had 1/4 cup semolina so I added 3/4 cup of almond meal and some coconut as it was a bit too soft…put mix to cool…it’s so yummy for a warm breakfast treat. When it’s cool I will roll it in more coconut, so healthy and vegetarian..thanks for the great website !


madcookingfusions December 4, 2012 at 9:12 AM

thank you so much for trying this out and sharing the feedback out here Susan, I am so very glad you liked it…in fact I liked the idea of adding almond meal and coconut to it, may be will it out soon someday :)!


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