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Nov 25, 2009

Pumpkin Rava Laddu

A new treat for the thanksgiving from me!! I have been thinking of making something new for this thanksgiving, so came up with this idea of making laddus with pumpkin. I am so happy that it turned out so delicious and everyone liked them.

Ingredients: (Makes 25 medium-sized Laddus)

  • 1 cup Pumpkin Pulp (canned or fresh) (If using fresh, check out this recipe where I gave step by step instructions for making fresh pumpkin pulp from scratch)
  • 2 cups Semolina (Upma Rava)
  • ½ cup grated Coconut (fresh or dry)
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • Some broken Cashews
  • Some Raisins
  • Some Cardamom Seeds/Powder


Dry roast semolina until it turns golden brown. Then transfer to a plate and keep aside.

In the same pan heat ghee and add cashews + raisins and fry till cashews turn golden brown and raisins bubble up. Then add coconut and again fry till it changes color and turns into light brown.

Later add the pumpkin pulp + sugar and mix well. Keep stirring the mixture until all the sugar gets melted and the mixture attains a soft halwa stage.

Finally add the roasted semolina to the pan and mix very well so that no lumps are formed. Keep stirring the mixture gets thickened (until 2 minutes). Turn off the flame and leave the pan for some time until the mixture cools down and is easy to touch.

When it is cool enough to touch, take small portions of the mixture and make into balls of desired size. Spread on a plate to dry for some time until it gets hardened.

Please Note: As we added pumpkin pulp, it takes a little more time for the laddus to harden.

(But as we couldn’t wait for the laddus to get hardened, we ate them as soon as the laddus are made. They still tasted great, but were little soft and chewy.)

Enjoy these yummy laddus any time of the day. This is my thanksgiving treat for my family.

Here are some more yummy ideas for the thanksgiving:



Dhanya Ganesh said... [Reply]

Wow..What a creative idea..pumkin laddus..hmm... looks yummy.

mona said... [Reply]

Wow, they look so delicious!

Cham said... [Reply]

Pumpkin ladoos wooow Uma that is a Desi way to celebrate Thanksgiving! Have a wonderful Holiday!

prasu said... [Reply]

wow.....Uma very creative dear....looks delicious..........and healthy.

Urmi said... [Reply]

I appreciate for your beautiful presentation. Very innovative type of making laddoo. Looks yummy and mouth watering. Thanks a lot for this lovely and yummy recipe of laddoo.
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jayasree said... [Reply]

Looks like a combo of pumpkin halwa and rava ladoo. Though I have made both, never thought of combinging them. Very innovative.

Shanthi Krishnakumar said... [Reply]

Innovative and delicious

chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

hmm..thats a fusion recipe..nice color.

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Wow! Innovative and delicious! Nice presentation!

Sailaja Damodaran said... [Reply]

Love your innovation.....Yummy.Happy Thankgiving

Sreelekha Sumesh said... [Reply]

Very innovative..Nice Ladoos.

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Wat a delicious fusion sweets, watelse we need to celebrate Thanksgiving..very unique dish Uma!

Cilantro said... [Reply]

Great way to use pumkin, Happy thanksgiving!!!

notyet100 said... [Reply]

yummy laddos and very creative idea,..

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Very new to me.....looks yum....love the way u presented them.....

Tina said... [Reply]

Nice comb dear....Laddoo looks yummy and perfect.

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

Happy Thanksgiving Uma...the laddoos look so tempting..love your wonderful idea :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

Lovely and innovative one.

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

nice presentation. & very innovative as usual

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

different yummy laddoos

Unknown said... [Reply]

Pumpkin halwa...great innovative recipe..I am sure it taste as good..Nice presentation.
wish u & ur family the same...Happy Thankgiving.:)

karuna said... [Reply]

A very happy thanksgiving to u too Uma. That is a great way to add the holiday flavour to something, indian. Very nice

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

yummo..never thought of mixing pumpkin and rava to make laddoos. Creative laddoos indeed..

Unknown said... [Reply]

very innovative..looks yumm

Raks said... [Reply]

Thats a very unusual but awesome combo uma! Looks lovely!

Divya Kudua said... [Reply]

Lovely inclusion to the humble rava laddoo:)

my kitchen said... [Reply]

Innovative,looks good

Unknown said... [Reply]

This is a creative snack Uma.

Rohini said... [Reply]

So tempting laddus!!

Sarah Naveen said... [Reply]

Innovative..Loved it..Looks yummy too...

Usha said... [Reply]

Unique idea, looks delicious !

Anupama said... [Reply]

These laddos are a delight :-)

Suma Gandlur said... [Reply]

That's innovative, Uma. They must have been delicious.

Shri said... [Reply]

Lovely laddoos..Such a great twist on the reg laddoos

Anonymous said... [Reply]

LOL Uma...you are a genius in trying new things :) The laddus look delicious!

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