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Sooji Laddoo (Semolina Laddu Recipe)

Easy to make Sooji Laddoo that are moist and delicious - these take less than 30 minutes to make. Perfect for any impromptu guests or for festivals.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 12 Laddoo


  • ¼ cup Ghee (Clarified Butter)
  • 2 tbsp Cashews, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Raisins
  • 1 cup Sooji or Coarse Semolina
  • ¼ cup Dry grated coconut
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Water
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cardamom


  • Melt ghee in a pan, add the cashews and raisins and cook till golden. Remove into a small bowl using a slotted spoon.
  • Add sooji to the ghee and cook until light brown and aromatic, about 4~5 minutes. Add the dry grated coconut and cook for about 2~3 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the sooji mixture cool slightly.
  • In the mean time, make the sugar syrup. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan, cook till sugar is dissolved and the mixture starts to boil. Cook till the sugar syrup reaches 1 string consistency, takes about 3~4 minutes.
  • Add the sugar syrup to sooji mixture and mix until well combined. Sooji absorbs the liquid and the mixture will be less sticky as it cools.
  • When the mixture is cool enough to handle, make laddoos. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.