Semolina or suji/rawa is widely used in Indian desserts and is one of the most versatile ingredients to make sweet delicacies. Suji laddoos are most easy to make and can be made in a jiffy with just roasted suji and sugar powder. However, this recipe is a bit elaborate one where I have used khoya and tagaar (melted sugar powder) to make these laddoos. Tagaar (also known as Bura) is traditionally used in Indian desserts as it is much lighter than the sugar powder and gives the sweets dissolve in your mouth texture.
Ingredients for Suji Laddoo
- Semolina/Suji/Rawa – 1 cup
- Tagaar – 1 cup
- Khoya – 1 cup
- Ghee – 1/2 cup
- Cashews and Raisins – 15-20 number (chopped)
Ingredients for Tagaar/Bura
- Sugar – 3 cups
- Water – 1 cup
Method for Bura/Tagaar
- Add sugar to the pan and add water. Keep the pan on medium-low heat.
- Keep stirring the sugar and water mixture. The mixture will turn from thin consistency to thick and will start drying. Keep stirring continuously.
- Once the mixture turns dry and solid, remove from the heat and keep stirring and make a smooth powder mixture.
- Store it to make Indian sweets.
Method for Suji Laddoo
- Add suji and ghee in a pan and roast the suji till light brown. Once brown, take out the suji in a plate.
- Add mawa to the same pan and roast until light brown.
- Add roasted mawa to the suji in the plate and add cashews and raisins.
- Once the mixture has cooled down a bit, add bura and elaichi powder to it and quickly make the laddoos while the mixture is still warm.