Sooji Laddo - Shivani Maharaj

Shivani Maharaj

  • Melbourne, Australia

Sooji ki Laddoo (Semolina Balls)

I was around 10 years old when my Grandmother introduced me to cooking. This was the first sweet snack that I learnt

Whilst this was my mum’s recipe, I learnt how to make this from my Grandmother

This is a very traditional offering during prayers. I would make this recipe them every Monday. These laddoo’s are also very quick easy to make and can be kept for a long time. 

I grew up in a large family. My father had 8 brothers that lived within a few minutes’ walk to our house and mealtimes always meant that there was always 10 to 12 people per meal.

I loved to cook and often found myself experimenting with savoury dishes. I also love to bake cakes however most of these always disappear before I ever got a chance to decorate them.

I would love to learn how do cake decorations using different techniques like fondant, icing, frosting, piping.

Sooji Laddo Recipe

  • 1 cup fine semolina (sooji)
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup raw sugar, powdered finely
  • 1 ¼ cup full cream powdered milk
  • 1 tspn ground green cardamom
  • 8 Tbsp ghee
  1. Heat 4Tbsp ghee in a frying pan.
  2. Fry semolina and plain flour until the mixture changes colour to light brown
  3. Place the mixture in a bowl.
  4. Add cardamom, powdered sugar and milk powder to the semolina mixture and mix well.
  5. Heat the remaining ghee and add to the mixture.
  6. Mix well and form small round balls (laddoos), bit smaller than a golf ball, whilst the mixture is still warm.
  7. Let the laddoos rest for 30mins to cool and harden, then serve.