Chocolate rava ladoo

Chocolate Rava Ladoo – A Quick and Easy Recipe

Chocolate rava ladoo is a delicious and sweet recipe which is basically ladoos made with cocoa powder and Rava/sooji (semolina). Aren’t you surprised that we can give chocolatey flavour to ladoos? After all who doesn’t like chocolates? Especially kids.

This recipe of chocolate rava ladoo is really simple and quick to make if you have certain ingredients available at home like sooji/ rava (both are the same) and cocoa powder. The rest of the ingredients are everywhere like sugar, milk, few nuts, ghee, etc.

choco rava ladoo

But I have a confession to make. If you have read my an earlier post, you must have known that I am a very lazy girl. And this recipe is the biggest example of my laziness. I tried my best to avoid going to the grocery store and buy certain ingredients substitute which could enhance the flavour but I didn’t. However, don’t worry. I’ll tell you what ingredients substitute I used and what you should?

What ingredients do you need for Chocolate Rava Ladoo?

  • Ghee – There is no substitute for this ingredient. Because when you bind your ladoos and make small balls of it, ghee will help you. Khanum ghee is one I am using since I am in the UK and it’s best among all. If you’re a vegan, you can use dairy-free ghee instead of a regular one.
  • Sooji / Rava (fine) – If your sooji is not fine, you can put coarse sooji in a blender and make powder of it. I used readymade fine semolina so that my ladoos will be good in texture.
  • Chopped dry fruits – I used just chopped almonds in my recipe, but you can use cashews, pistachios, raisins, walnuts, etc. Even in some recipes, I found people using almond powder as well.
  • Sugar /Brown Sugar – Here I was lazy and put demerara sugar in it’s natural form not powdered, but I recommend using powdered sugar or make powder of your sugar in a blender just like you made of your sooji. Why do I love demerara sugar and always buy it? Demerara is a type of raw cane sugar with a large grain, crunchy texture, and pale brown color. I love this instead of white or brown sugar because it has an intense toffee-like flavour.
  • Cardamom powder
  • Cocoa powder
  • Desicatted coconut (optional) – Use only if you want your chocolate rava ladoos to look nice and a little crunchy from outside.
Chocolate sooji ladoo

How to make Chocolate Rava Ladoo?

  • First of all, heat 3 tablespoons of ghee in a pan. Yes, that sounds too much but the fact is that you can’t do weight management and having ladoo at the same time 🧐. You can use dairy-free ghee if you’re a vegan.
  • Add 1 cup of sooji to this ghee and roast on low flame till it starts looking golden brown and releasing aroma. Keeping the flame at low is really important while roasting sooji, else it may be burnt quickly.
  • Add 1/4 cup of chopped almonds, 1 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom powder and roast for another 3 minutes on low flame. If you’ll watch the video recipe, you’ll find that I used 1/2 cup of sugar because I and my family doesn’t like too much sweetness. In a normal case, use 1 cup of sugar, else you may avoid excess sugar just like me. Also, if you prefer roasted nuts, you may roast them before starting to cook ladoo mixture in the same pan.
  • Let this ladoo mixture cool slightly, then mix 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder well into it.
  • Make small ladoo like balls from the mixture and coat it with desiccated coconut. If your mixture is not binding well to form ladoos, add little milk or coconut milk (for vegans), but not more than 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Chocolate rava ladoo is ready.


You can keep these ladoos in an airtight container for up to 7 days.


  1. Always roast sooji on low flame for preventing it from burning.
  2. Use roasted nuts to get more crunch in the ladoos.
  3. Adjust sugar according to your liking.
  4. Add little milk or coconut milk if the ladoos are not binding easily.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I don’t want to make it as a chocolate rava ladoo, what should I do?

Don’t add cocoa powder, it’ll be a tasty recipe of rava ladoo.

Some more sweet recipes I believe you’ll like:

Chocolate rava ladoo

Chocolate Rava Ladoo

Shikha | My Food Veda
Ladoos made with sooji (semolina), cocoa powder and sugar which gives a regular rava ladoos, a chocolatey flavour.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 ladoos
Calories 205 kcal


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  • Heat ghee in a pan.
  • Add sooji and roast on low flame till golden brown and releases aroma.
  • Add chopped almonds, sugar and cardamom powder and roast for a further 3 minutes. Let it cool down slightly.
  • Mix cocoa powder thoroughly and start making small balls (ladoos) from the mixture. Refer video to know how to form ladoos? Add little milk if ladoos are not binding easily.
  • Chocolate rava ladoos are ready.



  1. Always roast sooji on low flame for preventing it from burning.
  2. Use roasted nuts to get more crunch in the ladoos.
  3. Adjust sugar according to your liking.
  4. Add little milk or coconut milk if the ladoos are not binding easily.


Serving: 10LadoosCalories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 29.5gProtein: 2.5gFat: 9.5gSaturated Fat: 6.3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 5mgPotassium: 65mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 21gCalcium: 12mg
Keyword chocolate, chocolate ladoo, cocoa powder recipe, Diwali sweets, indian sweets, ladoo, rava ladoo, rava recipe, sooji recipe, sweet
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