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Makes : 12 – 15 ladoos.
2 cups fine semolina (do not use the regulat thick version)
1 cups grated copra or fresh coconut
1 ¾ - 2 cups powdered sugar * adjust your level of the sweet
¼ cup ghee (I used only 1 tbsp for frying broken cashew and raisins
1 tbsp. cashewnuts (broken)
1 tbsp. raisins
1 tsp cardomom powder
¼ cup warm milk, few strands saffron(optional)
Edible camphor – a pinch
Heat 1 tbsp. ghee in a kadai and fry the cashew nuts to a golden brown and keep it aside. Fry the raisins in the same ghee and remove and keep it aside.
Add the remaining ghee and fry the sooji in a medium temperature until the raw smell disappears and you will get a good fragrance of the rava, at that time switch off the flamt.
Put the fresh coconut/copra (I used fresh coconut) and sugar and keep stirring for few minutes with a spoon. Now throw in the cardamom, edible camphor, fried cashews and raisins. Now the temperature would be really low like you can touch it with your hands.
Complete the full mixture making ladoos.