Just beginning of September. And we are welcoming it with auspicious festival Sri Krishna Janmashtami. When festivals are lined up one after the other, I get over excited in kitchen making sweets and snacks. And this time I thought of remaking rava laddu using jaggery instead of sugar which we normally use. Though some sweet things are acceptable during festivals, I try to suppress sugar as far as possible keeping health in mind. This rava jaggery laddu has taken some inspiration from my mom’s cooking. She had made these amazingly delicious sweet things several times and I loved her creativity of using jaggery over sugar. Love you mom.
On my way back to UAE after vacation, my food mind was wandering over all the good stuff that mom served me and made a potential list of what should appear here. This rava jaggery laddu topped the list and I recreated mom’s magic of love in the form laddu. Trust me, they tasted healthy and yummy.
Though this laddu can be prepared using rava alone, I have included powdered peanut too. Because the blend of peanut with rava is good while coconut gives crunchy-ness. This laddu has fresh coconut which is sauteed well in jaggery syrup to increase the shelf life. In case, you wonder about how long the laddu last, let me convince you. It stays good and delicious for 2 weeks which is fairly long. Isn’t it?